I/O/D is a interactive magazine available free over the internet.
Featuring art, sound, text and images from an international array of
contributors. It has gained a strong following amongst interactive
designers as well as general computer users as a result of its dedication
to finding the most awkward and interesting nooks and crannies in
multimedia. A new issue has just been published.
Much of the work known to you as "multimedia" treats its constituent media
in certain ways during the process of interpretation into an interactive
application. Images are chewed up at a rate-of-knots and mulched into
background eye-candy and spastic micons. Sounds belch a simulation of
the process of feedback at the user's every mouse-click and key-stroke.
Text is taken out of its familiar habitat and transposed into a
differently-abled facsimile of itself.
I/O/D 3 disrupts the homogenised multimedia application environment to
expose a playground in and between the dodgy proprietary software on your
Masquerading as a rudimentary form of component software technology, this
issue of I/O/D shuns the top-down approach of application led interactive
media product to let loose the characteristics qualities of each piece of
data in its own right.
I/O/D 3 is available (along with all other issues of I/O/D) to download from: