28th November 2005
EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES IN THE VIRTUAL GARDEN
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Four students from the
The web site was produced by Hull-based students Nick Goward, Linze Holt, Graham Musk (Interactive Multimedia) and Lisa Gray (Web Design).
is fantastic achievement for the student team from the Hull School of Art and
Design and is a reflection of their hard work and enthusiasm for the subject
area,” said Richard Vickers, a senior lecturer in New Media at the
year’s team has done extremely well to win this prestigious award against stiff
competition. For a student entry to the
The judging panel made up of 20 senior interactive practitioners and chaired by the leading graphic artist and interactive design pioneer Professor Malcolm Garret was impressed with the students’ work.
“Nick, Linze, Lisa and Graham created
a thoroughly enthralling environment for people to explore,” they said. “At a
time when interactive talent is in such high demand, the entries in this year’s
student category were very encouraging, but the
Nick Goward explained: “The garden works in real time, so at night it’s dark and there are stars in the sky and during the day the sun shines or it’s cloudy, and is controlled either through a webcam or through a microphone. You interact with it not by using the keyboard or mouse but by making movements or making noise.
“You can control the weather, alter conditions, cause reactions within the garden and entice plants to grow.”
Visit The Virtual Garden at www.webdesignhull.lincoln.ac.uk/ngoward/virtualspace/
Caption: Nick Goward and Linze Holt pictured at ther awards ceremony on Friday
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