We are Multicolored

Celebrate your uniqueness! Create you own flag at We Are multicolored, a digital art project put on by the Lower East Side Tenement Art Museum. You can email it, save it, print it, or download it. I could see this as a writing prompt to celebrate diversity and global awareness…plus it’s a way to practice clicking and dragging with precision.

Here’s mine…a mix between the USA, Mexico, and the UK. I live in the United States. The country that has most affected me is Mexico because I spent a summer there learning to scuba dive. The country I would love to visit is the United Kingdom (though there are at least four others close to the top of the list). I most value the blue in the US flag that represents justice, loyalty, and perseverance. What would your flag look like? What do the colors and symbols mean?

multicolored flag

Need directions? Here’s Langwitches quick and easy “How To.” It was through her blog that I found this site (though she credits twitter). Got to love having a network!

Design Matters (Another Great K-12 Online Conference Presentation)

Just sat down this morning to watch a couple more of the K-12 Online Conference Presentations, and lo and behold, I ran into this one! It’s called Design Matters by Dean Shareski! It’s well worth the watch (and totally follows-up to my last post).
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Be sure to also check out the Design Matters Wiki that goes with this presentation.

I also noticed a great link to a site called Color in Motion posted to Pam Elgin’s del.icio.us account that fits right into this “design” theme. It’s a great site about the ways colors impact an audience.