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September 27, 2002

Fun With Flash

Friedrich --

In my amateurish way, I enjoy following commercial art: ads, book jackets, posters, etc. My current fave amateurish observation to make is that Flash animations are having more influence on the general visual culture than any other form these days. I may be right, I may be completely wrong, as the Wife never tires of pointing out. But there's no question that the Flash animation field is a hopping one.

Weebl's Stuff is a British website run by a guy who makes Flash animations in his spare time. Sample his work here. I think Weebl's a hoot. Be sure not to miss "Kitty Bash," featuring kittens and a bloody hammer.

Hey, if Weebl is making these things in his spare time, that means his animations aren't strictly speaking commercial art. But they certainly represent something more than just a hobby. So should they be considered a kind of art-for-art's-sake fine art? But some of them are interactive games, which aren't usually considered art...

Hmm: Maybe the time has come for me to revise some fundamental assumptions.



posted by Michael at September 27, 2002


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