I was thinking the same thing - it is dangerous to assume that a committee is willing to accept another format on a CD. I think a savvy group would be impressed by screen shots and content and interested enough by the work to visit your links later whether there is an internet connection or not....
keep it simple.
that's the best way to show off your work.
Pall Thayer wrote:
> Hi Geert,
> The main thing to keep in mind in such situations is that the
> committee is going to receive a lot of applications and that the time
> they are willing to give to yours is limited. I've had to do just
> what you're doing. make the application as low tech as you can and if
> they like the short version, they'll give you more time and be
> willing to add the extra effort of exploring links you provide. The
> power-point file shouldn't include more than screen-shots and short
> descriptions. Label your screen-shots the way a traditional work of
> art would be labeled, i.e. Title, year, materials used (php, html,
> something, anything goes wrong, they're likely to stop there. Oh, and
> just for the record, my power-point application was created on a
> Linux laptop using nothing but open-source tools. Of course, I tested
> it widely before sending it though. Ran it on Mac OS X, Mac OS 9 and
> And ps. If they say they want a power-point file, I wouldn't assume
> that means that they'll also accept any other type of file on a CD
> (as others have been suggesting).
> On 27.8.2005, at 04:39, Geert Dekkers wrote:
> > Hi list
> > I have a problem that someone might be able to help me with.
> > I am currently working on an application for a grant, and here in
> > the Netherlands, this implies preparing a powerpoint presentation
> > for a arts board committee on a strange machine, done by someone
> > you don't know and can't speak to. Worse, the committee can't
> > garantee an internet connection during the presentation!
> > I'm using Keynote to build my presentation. I can link to webpages
> > on my site from within Keynote (I'll export the presentation to
> > powerpoint in the end) so I can show my php and other serverside
> > But, obviously, this will only work if there is an internet
> > connection. So, the other day, I thought I might link directly to a
> > local file on the CD I plan to send to said committee. But alas!
> > Keynote will not link to a local webpage. Nor will PowerPoint!
> > (even if you use the file:/// protocol, AND figure out what the
> > path on your CD will be...)
> > So, is there any other way?? How do you guys present net.art work
> > (barring, of course, giving the committee the url) ??? I would
> > like a compact and most importantly, a fool-proof presentation. And
> > yes, I will build a complete local website including all clientside
> > stuff. But I'd rather link to the files directly.
> > Hope you can help
> > Cheers
> > Geert
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