Choicelessness

The Other Side

Posted in art, books, personal, projects, thesis by johnsnavely on January 2, 2009

I’ve been working on more of these Gilgamesh things. I thought before I would print them, I could publish them online somewheres. But it would be nice to have something more artsy (ahem) than a photo gallery.

Luckily, I found this great little AS3 library for making “books” with flex.

Here’s one book I made with my thesis (5mb…wait for it) warts and all!

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It’s pretty depressing to see how many mistakes I’ve made… archived forever in MIT’s stacks. Double ugz.

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  1. jason said, on January 2, 2009 at 12:56 am

    I gotta plug the company wares here a little bit. The book demo is one of the first apps that became semi-popular in Silverlight, and there are lots of them around. Here’s a small one that runs on Flickr: http://blogs.msdn.com/mitsu/archive/2008/05/14/show-your-flickr-pictures-in-a-silverlight-book.aspx

    Looks cool though~

  2. morgan said, on January 4, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    john, thanks for sharing this. it’s nice to know there is code available for this action (it was suggested i use this format for my little collection of poems- even though i opted against it in that case).
    AND thanks for sharing your thesis book! it’s yet to appear rotch… still at the bindery, probably.

  3. johnsnavely said, on January 4, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    The digital book is a little 90’s web. But there’s something about it which is different than galleries and slideshows.

    Maybe there’s something about the book format which might enhance reading, but has nothing to do with physicality. (The usual culprit.)


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