Author: Ashby Bowles

Deeper than your average comic

  I really enjoyed the flash driven “Brainstrips” by Alan Bigelow because of it’s simplicity and the satirical humor it presents in a comic book format. I have never been a huge fan of comics but I think Bigelow does a great job using the familiar panel interface to answer some of life’s greatest questions.  The answers to the questions…

Alice and I

Inanimate Alice- Episode 4 takes you through the life and times of a young girl named Alice. Her stories are alright but what is  interesting is the way she presents them. Immediately the user is blasted in the face with some techno music so you get a sense that your traveling around with a girl who is growing into maybe…

Body of Work

Author Shelly Jackson tells her personal stories through a hyper text format, but uses something much more primitive to to reveal her stories, her body.  The HTML hypertext format gives a fresh look on the memoir genre and is a very effective medium for her anecdotes by allowing the user to view the picture as a whole as well as…

Laides and Gentelmen….the iBall

The myBall interactive presentation is a funny demonstration of a ball that can do it all in the 21st century. It is a satirical jab at the iGeneration and how it is effecting both kids and adults. The product offers a  variety of interesting features that seem real and are probably not too far off in the near future. But…

Wheel of Misfortune

Who knew one of life’s greatest mysteries would be answered by a video game. This is how you will you die is not only as creepy as it sounds but it is also pretty fun.  Unlike those fortune cookies, who always seem to kiss up to you in one way or another, this game gives it to you straight. It…