Saturday, 29 September 2007
Thursday, 27 September 2007
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
An avatar is an Internet user's representation of himself or herself, whether in the form of a three-dimensional model used in computer games, or a two-dimensional icon (picture) used on Internet forums and other communities.
As the web is growing and becoming more interactive avatars are becoming more and more common place, in the coming weeks i am going to create as many avatars of myself as i can using as many different avatar creators as i can find and the post a picture of the results on this blog
The above avatar was created here using the skype klonies avatar studio
The above avatar was created here at dookyweb.com
Trumpia.com is a website that allows you to add all your friends contact details. E-mail, phone number, instant messaging address, you can then group your friends and message them all at once by texting a message to Trumpia. Your friends receive the message on all of their communication devices at the same (email, SMS, IM), ensuring that there is no way that your friends can ever tell you again that they missed or did not get your message
The video below shows how the application works
I can see this app being used by clubs or other people trying to promote or sell somthing (imagine the amount of spam you could get sent if someone got there hands on your e-mail address, phone numer, and IM address !!!!)
The work has been created by two artists in Sao Paulo, Brazil
I really like how these peices of art are interacting and incoperating there surroundings. It makes me analyse and take a closer look how the street furniture has been incorperated into the peices, and therefore i feel i get a better over all appreciation for the peices
Click here for more info
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Hey everyone, I’m Luke and this is my very first ever blog post, not 100% sure what I am meant to be writing but here goes.....
A little Bit About Me
I first came to use web and graphic design software though buying computer magazines which had free trial software included with them. I would often upload pieces of work that I had attempted to create, onto the internet to test their functionality. Uploading my work also allowed me to show people what I had created and hear their views on it.
Before coming on this course I have studied a National Diploma in E-Media (Web Technologies) at Leeds College of Technology where I found that I enjoy creating animation and interactive content.
You can view my college work portfolio at www.lukebeaumont.co.uk (*Note there are a few links that need fixing, something I need to get round to doing) Please feel free to leave me a comment on what you think to it (be kind it is mostly all 1st year college work)
Now studying for a BA in Design for Digital Media, I hope that undertaking this course will allow me to improve my Flash animation and interactivity through learning how to use movie clips and incorporate action script. I also want to improve my skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.
Reading that back to myself it sounds a little bit boring, so if you want to find out more about me or get in contact, I can be found at
luke_b3000 [at] hotmail .com