Speaking at Flash on the Beach

by Andy Polaine on September 4, 2007

Flash on the Beach 2007

I’m very pleased to have been invited to speak at Flash on the Beach in Brighton. FOTB runs from 4th- – 7th November and my session is on the last day.

I feel a little bit of a cheat here as I’m not really known as a ‘Flash guy’ (and my students will know that I’ve railed on Flash plenty of times before – but, hey, the latest version really is a lot better). But as many of the speakers are going to be going into depth about their Flash work and techniques, I thought I would instead talk about approaches and a bit of history.

So, I’m going to be giving a presentation called Playful Revolutions, which really came out of the presentation that I gave at magneticNorth that Brendan Dawes invited me to give. He said “antirom were revolutionary, tell them about that!”, which is a bit like being invited to “tell people how great you are”, which I’m not and can’t.

However, looking back over all those projects (good and bad) as well as things-I-wish-I-had-done turned out to be an interesting process. I think there is always a danger of re-inventing the wheel now that so many Wheel 2.0s are out there, so a bit of history (albeit short) is probably a good thing.

If you’re going to be a Flash on the Beach, or just live in Brighton really, let me know. It would be nice to catch up.

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1 Adam Searle September 4, 2007 at 6:59 pm

I can attest to your thoughts on flash ;) That’s awesome that you’re talking at flash on the beach. I’ve followed a bit of that, and it’s something I’d like to go to one day.

Are they going to be uploading videos of the sessions? We’ll have a screening party down here for you if they do!

2 Andy Polaine September 4, 2007 at 9:31 pm

I think the last version of Flash converted me really – the way it handles video blew me away.

Not sure what they’re doing in terms of podcasts or video of it – but I’m sure they’ll archive it well.

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