The list has been fascinating lately, and I've borrowed a laptop
so I can keep in touch while I'm on the road for the next month.
Firstly, for those people who wanted to know more about the Underwater
Concerts I worked on a few years ago, there is an article I wrote plus some
photographs on my Geocities Page:
now to the topic of this posting
>One concern I have if the sessions are going to consist of other than
>exchanged notes/written material is whether I have the software necessary to
>do anything else. Perhaps I could join other interested dance-techies in NYC
>w/ more sophisticated systems--or start to upgrade mine. I will watch out as
>the idea develops to see which path makes most sense and how to go about
How many contributors to this list have personal homepages?
(I have a suspicion that only people with too much spare time
have homepages, which probably eliminates most of you. - I should
have been doing tax returns in the time I spent on mine!?!)
Homepages would seem to be an obvious first step in extending
communication beyond what is possible in e-mail, given that it is
so easy to display photgraphs [I forget for a moment that not
everyone has a scanner] and not a lot harder to include a moderate
amount of sound for those who have soundcards [I must get one someday].
Organisations such as Geocities make it very cheap and relatively simple
without websites to create a "home".
All that is needed is one of the "big" browsers (Netscape or MS Internet
access to a scanner and the photo-editing software that comes with it, and
some HTML authoring software (free off the web).
I'm sure we would accept "quick and dirty" pages, as it is the content, not
that matters here. (even so, HTML is pretty easy to master - I started learning
2 weeks ago and do all my coding in windows notepad!) The main thing to
how to make photographs etc small and efficient. (I will be adding a how-to on
that topic to my site) so that they don't take forever to download.
If people working on projects etc. put up homepages or special sections on
their existing sites we could set up a dance tech web-ring. That way
people can circulate around everybody's sites very easily. When I get back
from my tour at
the end of September, I'll be setting up rings for Lighting Designers and
If no one else was keener to I could be ring administrator (but I'd prefer
someone more involved in dance-tech work did the vetting of submitted sites,
and does anyone want do design us a great logo?)
[To find out what is involved, visit http://www.webring.org]
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