Santa Fe Style - GIF Animation Studio
Editor, Web Review Studio series
This article is an excerpt from GIF Animation Studio.
When museums create online versions of their real-world exhibits, the
results are often disappointing. They put up a few photos of some pieces from
their permanent collections and page after page of information on how to
buy a museum T-shirt or donate money. The Museum of International Folk
Art is clearly different. RECYCLED, RE-SEEN: Folk Art from the Global Scrap
Heap is one of the best online exhibits from any museum.
Try the interactive game Consider the Source.
mBED is a new format for presenting interactivity.
The exhibit, designed by Zoom Interactive Design, boasts a GIF
animation "wall" that works like a fast-moving montage of the recycled art
in the exhibit. Zoom hired independent designer Erik Josowitz to create
the animation wall. Erik also built an interactive
game called Consider the Source, using mBED, a new format for
presenting interactivity, animation and sound on the Web.
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