Neither of these two New Media Posts could be long enough on their own, so I combined them:
Class Notes 2/28 – Metaphors:
A home page is not really either a home or a page. It’s the starting point where you go when you type the URL without any additional things (I.e. /post-new.php ). Just like this a page is not a tactile page in a book, but a digital representation of part of a path. these Metaphors along with many others in New Media are examples of transcoding. It basically means that we apply familiar terms to new technology that may not really apply well in an effort to make people feel more normal with that new technology. We also discussed the parent-child relationship within web pages. One of the interesting things with web pages is that the parent and child are more like nodes as you can go from a child to a parent in most circumstances, changing the parent to a child and the child into a parent.
Great News- Sound Design roles and the Source SDK:
I was recently accepted as a Sound Artist for a Half-Life: Opposing Force Remake for Source. It’s called Operation Black Mesa. It’s amazing some of the work they’ve done In the past few years. It’s been through at least one management change and it’s still going strong. I hope that I will Be a valuable addition.