This talk by Jonathan Harris, which I was lucky enough to attend, has caused quite a stir in the Flash community. For the first hour, Jonathan talks about his (amazing) work. In the closing half hour, he takes not just the Flash community, but all Web workers to task for concentrating too much on the technical and not enough on meaning. It’s the ideas that matter, he argues; enough with the experimentation already.
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Jonathan Harris wants to make sense of the emotional world of the Web. With deep compassion for the human condition, his projects troll the Internet to find out what we’re all feeling and looking for.
Artist and computer scientist Jonathan Harris makes online art that captures the world’s expression — and gives us a glimpse of the soul of the Internet.
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