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"The visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship. Art historyhas attained only a fraction of the conceptual sophistication of literary criticism. Drunk with self-love, criticism has hugely overestimated the centrality of language to western culture. It has failed to see the electrifying sign language of images." Camille Paglia


View of Eugene from the Proscenia Studio

This month:

Feature Article: This month we examine the problems caused by excessive abuse of our ears by loud noise in our environment and our studios.

Random Links: Binaural sound recording - true 3D sound environments for use with heaphone technology.

Site Visit: BBC Interactive Snowboard Guide - learn the basics without leaving your computer.

Lighter Side: Real or Fake? Two sites that explore the use of digital photograph to blur the reality between constructed or real photographic images.

On The Desktop: News from world sources about film, video, multimedia, and technology in society.

NW JOBS: Current postings of career opportunities in: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and other nearby states. Updated weekly.

Commentary: Last Issue of Proscenia News - Good Bye For Now

For everything there is a season it is said. So, too, for online publications. This is the last issue of the Proscenia Newsletter and after three years I think we have had a good run. However, it is not the end of Proscenia Interactive and our outreach efforts.

Our little publication began in 2003 as a in-house e-mail news sheet for the many interns we had working with us. It announced opportunities and idnetified potential jobs for those graduating from school. Since that time many of those interns who were with us have gone on to successful careers in media design.

Our first online Newsletter was published on January 1, 2003. Since that time we have kept an archive of all the publications for future reference should anyone want to take a look back. In addition, we have abstracted the feature articles from each issue and archived those for people to access. We plan to continue to keep these archives active after a bit of housekeeping and updating. There is a lot of interesting ideas posted in various articles and that collection of material will remain available.

We are currently rebuilding our Proscenia Interactive web site which will retain many of the resources for which this newsletter has become known. We plan to convert a lot of the resources we have developed into a content management system that will allow us to easily update and add new material. It will also allow those interested in contributing material to easily do so.

So, with this issue we say good bye for now. Thanks for your dedicated readership and encouragement over the past three years. Look for an announcement about the new Proscenia site in the near future.

Cheers, Gary Ferrington

Proscenia Newsletter. This publication is dedicated to news about events, activities, careers, jobs, and technical information of interest to the multimedia community. This is a free monthly web-based publication made available without commercial advertising.

The Up Front, Feature and Random Links sections of this Newsletter are copyrighted by Proscenia Interactive ©2003 - 2006. This single phrase notice to be used when reproducing portions of the newsletter, in any format: From The Proscenia Newsletter - Copyright 2006. The use of all other quoted copyrighted material must be cleared with copyright owners.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Proscenia Interactive. The Proscenia Newsletter provides links to other sites as a matter of reader convenience and is not responsible for content provided from other sources.

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