robert hodgin has updated flight404 again with some new content and yet another neat interface. (hint: scroll by clicking the black bars at the bottom or top of the page.)
robert has also posted some vj demos showing how he integrates his live visuals with dj-produced audio (bitshifter). *and* he even started a blog. busy boy.
macromedia has released a public beta of flash player 8 for backwards compatibility testing purposes. download it and test your work to see if it breaks in the new player. if it does, report a bug asap so the issue can be addressed before the new player ships. note that no new features are being demonstrated at this time. the focus of this release is compatibility only.
carlo blatz and the crew over at powerflasher in germany have created what looks to be an amazing flash development tool called "FDT". it's a plugin for the famous open source programming IDE 'eclipse'. the tool features lots of code assistance, error resolution, javadoc creation, project management, ANT integration, and hooks into the open-source MTASC actionscript 2.0 compiler.
fdt is still in beta, but was announced at flash forward in nyc this month and should be released in august. pricing is not yet announced.
congrats to powerflasher on an amazing tool.
james patterson is holding his first formal art exhibition at bitforms in new york city this summer. opening night is this friday (july 7th). the show runs from july 7 until august 6th. bitforms is located at 529 west 20th street nyc.