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Comments on: The Death of the Designer http://writerresponsetheory.org/wordpress/2005/05/17/the-death-of-the-designer/ a blog and podcast dedicated to discussing text arts forms Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:56:45 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.2 en Writer Response Theory 2004-2005 wrt@writerresponsetheory.org (Writer Response Theory) wrt@writerresponsetheory.org Talk Radio Comment-cast: The Death of the Designer Comment-cast: The Death of the Designer Writer Response Theory Writer Response Theory wrt@writerresponsetheory.org http://writerresponsetheory.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/iTWRT.JPG WRT: Writer Response Theory http://writerresponsetheory.org/wordpress 144 144 by: Jeremy Douglass http://writerresponsetheory.org/wordpress/2005/05/17/the-death-of-the-designer/#comment-151 Tue, 30 Nov 1999 00:00:00 +0000 http://writerresponsetheory.org/wordpress/2005/05/17/the-death-of-the-designer/#comment-151 The phrase "deconstructions transcripts with users as if they are artworks" jumps out at me - transcripts are such fraught things in Interactive Fiction, where we often ask them to stand in for the experience - a fabula/syuzhet dilemma...<br /> <br /> I wonder to what extent users often imagine their own use transcripts as art acts or performances. Art pieces often push the boundries of actual use scenarios (i.e. <a href="http://winnoise.com/">WinNoise</a> looks like a video capture of use at first, but isn't), but I can't help thinking that the inclusion of easy screen video capture into a major modern operating system (as screenshots are currently integrated) will unleash a flood of user-transcript-video-art.<br /> <br /> I'm periodically tempted to do performative user sessions myself - for OS X, <a href="http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/">Snapz Pro X</a> is $70, while on PC a fullblown studio for designing interactive video captures as flash training is <a href="http://www.macromedia.com/software/captivate/">Macromedia Captivate</a>, ne RoboDemo. At about $500, however, that's a bit rich for my blood. Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/writerresponse/writerresponsetheory.org/wordpress/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76

The phrase “deconstructions transcripts with users as if they are artworks” jumps out at me - transcripts are such fraught things in Interactive Fiction, where we often ask them to stand in for the experience - a fabula/syuzhet dilemma…

I wonder to what extent users often imagine their own use transcripts as art acts or performances. Art pieces often push the boundries of actual use scenarios (i.e. WinNoise looks like a video capture of use at first, but isn’t), but I can’t help thinking that the inclusion of easy screen video capture into a major modern operating system (as screenshots are currently integrated) will unleash a flood of user-transcript-video-art.

I’m periodically tempted to do performative user sessions myself - for OS X, Snapz Pro X is $70, while on PC a fullblown studio for designing interactive video captures as flash training is Macromedia Captivate, ne RoboDemo. At about $500, however, that’s a bit rich for my blood.

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Jeremy Douglass The phrase "deconstructions transcripts with users as if they are artworks" jumps out at me - transcripts are such fraught ... The phrase "deconstructions transcripts with users as if they are artworks" jumps out at me - transcripts are such fraught ...