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Lesson Plans


Live Cam

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GTBlack
Mon, 22 Jul 1996 12:01:41 -0400


I have a summer gig as educational technology consultant to the Orange County
Fair. Among my duties, I designed an area in the children's building called
the Discovery Arcade which is dedicated to new media. It's all 'hands-on';
we're running Disney Animation Studio, Morph and Internet (that's what
happens when you hire an art teacher as your consultant). My original
designs called for music composing stations where sheet music would be
printed out as you created your song, a blue screen video play area, video
conferencing via the Net with paleontologists digging for dinosaur bones, and
an 'interactive mural' (composed of 128 video monitors and controlled by a
touchscreen on which guests 'fingerpaint'). The budget for all that was cut
a month before we opened, but it is still a great exhibit.

If you are in Southern California, stop by and say hello. We are expecting
750,000 guests before closing Sunday, July 28.

If you are running Netscape, check it out. The live cam that shows a corner
of the exhibit updates every second but you will have to keep hitting
'Reload' to get updated images.
http://www.ocfair.com
Pacific time - noon to 11pm.
Oh by the way, if you see a guy with a goatee and string tie who is always in
the image ..... that would be me.

-Geoff Black
Orange County High School of the Arts