Animation Jam!

Animation on the open web

We are using the open web to draw together.

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Using Parapara, a really cool animation space on the web, developed by folks at MozillaLabs Japan, we designed and animated a character to go on to our collaborative wall. Developing ideas for a short frame by frame animation, it was exciting to see our images coming alive on the swirling wall.

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On publishing you get a link to your animated character, sort of like a GIF which once opened generates HTML code. We thought, brilliant! We can build a selection of animations to create an comic of moving images by remixing one of the Thimble projects, “Current Events Comic”

This is the real joy of working in the open web.

Creating something with meaning, connecting ideas together to build something original, remixing- the animation jam!

jam session is a musical event, process, or activity where musicians play (i.e. “jam“) by improvising without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements.

At the MakersJam we are becoming more comfortable with the structures and patterns of the web. We are able to read and write the web as the mist of unfamiliarity clears. Now we can begin to ‘jam’ in the web, to improvise and create together.

Next we’ll be adding a remixed playlist to our animated comic!

Have a go yourself-

Check out the workflow below or select the ‘Day in Space’ image to view in Slides and remix the project below.

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