These frogs are creating audio samples—regular measurements of a sound wave’s volume over time.
Both high-tech professionals and lay people tend to confuse the terms and concepts of internet audio, which is digital in nature.
I used interactive Flash animation and an audio voice-over to demystify this highly technical subject and make it understandable to both geeks and non-geeks. The use of metaphorical characters—frogs—helped keep the topic light and fun. I’ve since delivered this presentation many times. Here’s an excerpt from my narrative:Read more →
Screen shot from a presentation about digital audio
“Marc, your Digital Audio Presentation is phenomenal—you take a highly technical subject and make it understandable to a broad audience. I appreciate your excellent sense of organization, the use of interactive graphics, and your wonderful sense of humor. Thanks for being a regular presenter at our annual nature-recording workshop.” —Martyn Stewart, naturesound.org
Digital audio is a topic fraught with mystery, misconceptions, and misused terminology. Because I enjoy the challenge of making abstract concepts intelligible to non-techies, I created a presentation on this subject which I’ve been invited to deliver numerous times. One element of the presentation is the interactive Klezmer Frog Band that allows the user to play sound engineer to a band of amphibian musicians.Read more →
Flash kiosk at the Museum of Flight. Click for larger, uncropped version.
When Seattle’s Museum of Flight set out to install their International Space Station (ISS) exhibit, they hired me to design and develop the Flash content delivery system for an interactive, touch-screen kiosk.Read more →
This award-winning online learning module was created by an interdisciplinary team at University of Washington. Built in Flash, the interactive course teaches graduate engineering students learn about molecular biology through the use of:
Multiple-choice exams (with built-in remediation)
Dynamic placeholders that allow learning to span multiple sessions Read more →
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