I’m back to old habits of last year already, three hours into the New Year, but I think you’ll all find this as exciting and inspirational a website as I have. Via Stick Your Neck Out, I wandered onto the site of their currently presented artist, professor and writer, Joellyn Rock where I found a most beautiful array of narrative pottery reminiscent of the orange and black Greek urns that I fell in love with when studying early art. In addition, there is a section on the site called Vasalisa that is graphically fascinating in the telling of a fairy tale in hypertext format. While I am preparing to take a course in hypertext and new media next summer that will be a prototype of a collaboration between our English Professor Stephen Ersinghaus and Art/CIS/Communications Professor John Timmons, I am most interested in learning how the techniques can be mingled with the creative to produce this total involvement of the senses (except smellovision, I don’t think they’re planning on introducing smellovision into the mix) to remain aesthetic, stimulating, interactive yet open to visual speculation.
So there. I’ve justified my little morning run on the silky strands of the web.