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Englishpres

  1. 1. Review: Like Stars in a Clear Night Sky By Jamie Lee Cue
  2. 2. About Sharif Ezzat <ul><li>Egyptian-American multimedia artist </li></ul><ul><li>Based in San Francisco </li></ul><ul><li>University of Iowa in the writers program </li></ul><ul><li>Specializes in interactive strategy, flash design & development and motion graphics </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cont. <ul><li>His work reflects his views </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on environment </li></ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul><ul><li>Goodfood Productions </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>
  4. 4. Like Stars in a Clear Night Sky <ul><li>Interactive art </li></ul><ul><li>Published on his site in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Only multilingual piece </li></ul><ul><li>Uses flash animation english text with Arabic voice over </li></ul><ul><li>Interface is of glimmering stars in a clear night sky </li></ul><ul><li>Stars start appearing as the narrator starts speaking </li></ul>
  5. 5. Multilingual or Non-Englsih <ul><li>ELC 1 states that multilingual or non-english is: </li></ul><ul><li>“ A work containing multiple languages or composed in a language other than English.” </li></ul><ul><li>While the voice-over or voice of the narrator is not english, the stories and subtitles are </li></ul>
  6. 6. Interface <ul><li>Clear sky with stars </li></ul><ul><li>Stars begin to appear as the narrator begins </li></ul><ul><li>Sky represents a collection of stories and tales </li></ul><ul><li>Blue stars are interactive, contain the stories </li></ul><ul><li>Move your mouse over them brings up question- title & first line </li></ul>
  7. 7. Narrator <ul><li>Speaks in Arabic </li></ul><ul><li>Lovely language </li></ul><ul><li>Soothing and at peace </li></ul><ul><li>Introduces reader to stories it knows and seems eager to tell </li></ul><ul><li>Questions- “Shall I tell you of my water, which is getting thirsty?” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Narrator as Storyteller <ul><li>Oral society </li></ul><ul><li>Elders pass knowledge down to younger generations </li></ul><ul><li>Campfire </li></ul>
  9. 9. Stories <ul><li>Focus on environment, people, places </li></ul><ul><li>Idea or feeling </li></ul><ul><li>Moving and compelling </li></ul><ul><li>End with questions </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect the issue or idea </li></ul><ul><li>Moving and compelling </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions <ul><li>What do you think the narrator’s voice in Arabic added, took away from the piece? </li></ul><ul><li>Bells sound in the background, but the sky is quiet at night - wind? Annoying? </li></ul><ul><li>What type of society did you see when hearing of the voice? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Find any themes between the stories? </li></ul><ul><li>Whose voice did you think the voice-over was? </li></ul>

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