I found this wonderful little animation on a site called Brickfilms, “a community dedicated to the art of stop motion animation.” What’s so clever about these folks is they have found a cheap but still expressive way to create animated art.
And, thanks to the growing proliferation of broadband, they now have the ability to reach a large audience. This is the sort of writing that a lot of new media folks think is or should be a big part of any education. It’s easy to see why.
I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. I grew up in Houston, as a part of what we only half-jokingly call the Cajun Diaspora. At a certain point during the Regan administration, I had to leave, so I served in the Peace Corps, Philippines, from 1987-89. I didn't want to return to the United States just yet, so I moved to Paris, France, where I lived for three years or so.
I then moved back to Austin, Texas, where I had received my Masters Degree, and (eventually) began a Ph.D., which I completed in 1999. I spent a year at Temple University and then accepted a position at Eastern Illinois University where I worked until May of 2006. I now work exclusively on line (although that may change) for Johns Hopkins, the Art Institute Online, and Smarthinking.com.
I can be reached most easily via email: raywatkins [that 'at' symbol] writinginthewild.com