2001 Virtual Stadium
2001 was a concert series in Seattle held
to raise funds for the United Nation's
Food and Agricultural Organization. The concerts were webcast to
viewers around the world. Web users were invited to join a virtual community
and their nicknames and hometowns were displayed at the bottom of the
page in a Virtual
Stadium. The Virtual Stadium was built in Flash 5 and programmed
by Applied Rhetoric.
Excite@Home filed for Chapter
11 bankruptcy it had an innovative group working on the next generation
of interactive television using Flash as the presentation layer. Applied
Rhetoric worked on the dynamic creation of media files for interactive
TV using tools such as JGenerator,
Ming and Macromedia
Generator. Macromedia has announced
a program to encourage developers to further integrate Flash into
devices like settop boxes and hand held computers.
Computer Based Training Framework
is an interactive learning program for a university based research initiative
to reduce geriatric skin cancer. The Flash 5 presentation layer used
in Skinsense allows the content to be stored in XML on a server so the
text, graphics and sequence of program can be modified with ease. Skinsense
is now in beta testing.
Network's Broadband Corporate Training
House Network is a startup company specializing in broadband, rich
media corporate training. Ninth House uses extensive animation, interaction
and streaming video. Applied Rhetoric led a small team that built Flash
and Flash Generator based activities for 4 major Ninth House progams.
The full, immersive experience requires a special software and access
to the Ninth House database. However, a few offline samples can be seen
in the activity testbed.
Biology and History Learning Activities
Education has created many websites as companions
to their high school textbooks. Applied Rhetoric has built Flash learning
activities around such diverse subjects as argumentation,
olfaction and United States history
among many others.
Place Map Naviagator
Place Map Navigator is a Java applet created by Applied Rhetoric that
lets students and teachers dynamically view groups of related maps without
the use of plugins. The maps themselves are authored by the scholars
that created the celebrated "darkwing"
on line historical atlas resource and contain stunning orginal art by
Pearson Education's top illustrator. Although the applet will be seamlessly
integrated into Pearson's The History Place, a development version can
be viewed "offline" in the applet
Online Foreign Language Comprehension Excercizes
Learning Center of Northwestern University creates web based language
instruction software suites using streaming Quicktime and dynamically
generated HTML. Internef, their next generation of French language instruction
software will contain dynamically generated online comprehension excercizes
to enable instructors to create their own courses around The Center's
streaming videos. Applied Rhetoric built the templates for these excercizes
with Flash Generator.
Court's Greatest Hits CD-ROM
Supreme Court's Greatest Hits is a compilation
of audio recordings of the oral arguments of the 50 most important United
States Supreme Cases since 1955, when the court began recording. Authored
by Northwestern University Professor of Political Science Jerry
Goldman, creator of the award winning Oyez
website, The Supreme Court's Greatest Hits brings fundamental milestones
of United States Constitutional Law onto students and scholars desktops
for less than $30. The CD was programmed and co-produced by Applied
Rhetoric and was created using Macromedia Director and Real Audio. A
new version that supports RealAudio 8.0 is in development and will be
availabe in 2002.
TB Lab simulation
for BgUILE CD-ROM
Guided Inquiry Learning Environment (BGuILE)
is a learning environment designed to help middle and high school students
develop argumentation and scientific methodology skills while learning
about evolution. BGuILE is a the brainchild of Northwestern University
Brian J. Reiser and was developed with a number of graduate students,
Sandoval. Applied Rhetoric designed and programmed a complex Macromedia
Director based Tuberculosis Lab simulation for BGuILE. The BGuILE software
was released on the Bioquest
CD, an annual compilation of biology education materials used extensively
in schools across the US. Bioquest CDs are now published by Harcourt/Acadmemic.
Individual copies may be purchased through Bioquest.
games for Scientific Learning Corporation's Fast Forward Language to Reading
Forward Language to Reading is Scientific
Learning Corporation's second product that improves the language processesing
capability of kids with language learning difficulties. Fast Forward
Language to Reading is a program designed for schools and speech pathologists,
who use the product in collaboration with Scientific Learning Corporation's
researchers. Applied Rhetoric developed complex Macromedia Director
based games for the Fast Forward Language to Reading CD-ROM.
An Interactive Discovery CD-ROM
An Interactive Discovery is a rich, non-linear
narrative game based on the life of magician Harry Houdini. Created
by Jim Ferolo,
Sleights uses Macromedia Director to allow players to navigate the lavish
Quicktime sequences and QuicktimeVR spaces. Sleights was a finalist
in the Independent Game Festival of the 1999 Game Developer's Conference
in San Jose, California. The navigation engine of the game was built
by Applied Rhetoric.
Bodies: A temporary exhibition for the Exploratorium
Exploratorium is the world's foremost hands
on science museum, located in the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
was a temporary exhibition showing a cross cultural, historical, technical,
medical and just plan fun ways of looking at the human body. The exhibition
was on display at the Exploratorium during the summer of 2000. Applied
Rhetoric was an advisor on design of individual exhibits and of the
exhibition as a whole.