This semester at Ryerson, each student was assigned the task of creating an
elaborate flash website for our New Media course. Animating my drawings was the
ultimate illustration project and it was so cool to watch this website come to life.
After a lot of hard work and after making a lot of unsuccessful out-of-control
clocks, I conquered flash and this is what I came up with.
Click Here to visit the Tick-Tock History website.
The idea for this site came from my fourth year thesis project that was all about
memory, nostalgia and keepsake objects. Greeting cards were the starting point for
my research, but as the year went on, I started looking at modern incarnations of
keepsakes like Polaroids, movie posters, video games, out-of-date computers,
and cell phones.
Just looking at objects like these can take you back to another time and place.
So, to get some perspective on the modern keepsake, I decided to make a history
website that tells the story of these objects and where they came from. The site
also gives a bit of background on major historical events of the twentieth century.
Obviously, no one likes a boring history lesson, so the website needed to be
interactive and fun. It features illustrated and animated clocks that connect
to videos that I created of decades from 1900 through to 1990.
Visit the site at: http://stw.ryerson.ca/~aperlin/ticktockhistory.html