Early Digital works

Journey Of The Skin Man

My interests in maps and cartography goes back to childhood. A large Phillips Map Of The World hung in my bedroom. I used to look at exotic places like Patagonia and Terra Del Fuego and planned in my mind to go there one day and other fascinating places. Growing up in two distinct cultures at the time enabled my itchy feet to walk. It was the travelling I later undertook that became the basis for Skin Man, who in a way is me. The man devoid of skin who travels and through knowledge and experience he becomes fully fledged. Why he is travelling and what he is searching for is an old quest undertaken by many from early Pilgrims to modern explorers seeking to understand who we are and where we have been so that we can begin understand where are going. Here are some stills from the series. It later became a HyperCard stack. 

 

To under stand the concept of HyperCard, think of a roller deck of cards where you can enter and leave at any point. Complex structures could easily lose the designer hyperspace if they didn't chart or map the contents and links.

HyperCard was an application software and a programming tool for Apple Macintosh computers. It is among the first successful hypermedia systems before the World Wide Web. It combined database abilities with a graphical, flexible, user-modifiable interface. HyperCard also features HyperTalk, a programming language for manipulating data and the user interface. HyperCard was originally released in 1987 for $49.95 and was included for free with all new Macs sold then. It was withdrawn from sale in March 2004 after its final update in 1998. HyperCard ran in the Classic Environment, but was not ported to Mac OS X. (source Wikipedia)

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