Re: observations 2.2

Richard Povall (
Thu, 8 Apr 1999 14:47:12 -0600

>>>>The dance cd-rom? --
>>I think CD-Rom technology is just too limited to work really well with
>>video (which is not to say that there aren't some worthwhile and
>>interesting pieces out there). DVD, however, is another matter entirely...
>CD-ROM isn't video. I haven't seen the William Forsyth CD-ROM, but Bruno
>and Ruth certainly understood this with their CD-ROM, which has little to
>do with video and much to do with exploration and games.

Absolutely, the Forsyth CD-Rom is excellent and instructive in so many ways...
Nevertheless, it faces the same problems about using compressed video
images within the CD-Rom, even if the presentation and thinking behind
using video is not at all about full screen, non-dynamic presentation.


R i c h a r d P o v a l l
Director, Div. of Contemp. Music/Assoc. Prof of Computer Music/New Media.
Visiting Researcher, Exeter College of Art & Design, Exeter, UK.
TIMARA/Studio 5, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin College
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