A Note to Tomás

Voice Card  -  Volume 1  -  John Card Number 14  -  Tue, Aug 30, 1988 9:58 PM


I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting you in person, but I have seen some of your artwork, and I am delighted to have you in the group. I hope you are willing to share some of your work with the rest of the group, perhaps a new painting each issue!

As with Paul's quotations and Stuart's poetry, it would be nice to design a special HyperCard display stack to serve as a kind of ever-expanding art gallery. The central problem with this is that HyperCard will only display one screen-sized card at a time and I imagine much of your work extends beyond this boundary. It might be possible to create a stack which automatically scrolls across the surface of a larger painting or jumps from snapshot to snapshot. If such an approach interests you, I would be glad to collaborate on the stack.

Another (simpler) possibility is that you could provide the paint files (in MacPaint format if possible) along with the standard Archipelago intro card. These files would appear as wrapped packages on the main screen. Tell me what you think; I'm sure we can work out something.

Say Hello to Woody for me! I hope he will be looking over your shoulder and participating from time to time!

Incidentally, if anyone else in the group has Macintosh art to share, I'm sure we would all enjoy seeing it!