The blog has been pretty quiet lately. Things have been really busy with conferences and workshops in addition to normal work. I’ve also been working hard on a personal project called gallery incomplet, which I’m launching today at incomplet.org. [Note: moved to incomplet.gskinner.com]
incomplet.org is a timeline of experimental Flash pieces that I have played with and never really completed. It currently houses work from 2004-2005, but I plan to include pieces all the way back to 1999 over the next few months. The site was designed with usability in mind but it wasn’t a driving concern, I was more interested in creating a simple, small (35kb), attractive shell that didn’t distract from the experiments which are the obvious focus. Likewise, there are few compromises for older systems – the site requires a fast processor, Flash Player 8, and at least a 1024×768 screen.
Just as the experiments are never really complete, the gallery will continue to evolve as I add content, update functionality, and tweak the design. The whole site is really an exercise in passionate procrastination.
I’ll post about some of the solutions/tricks I used while creating this site in the near future.
I’m also going to try to maintain an update log here (mostly for my own records):
2005/12/07: Added “Fluids”.
2005/12/09: Added “Clouds / Fog”.
2005/12/09: Updates: made gallery “pod” shadows dynamic (based on distance from center), added folded corner indicators for visited items (uses LSO to maintain persistence between visits).
2005/12/11: Added “Transcendence”.