kottke.org posts about jonathanharris

Beyond Flash

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 10, 2008

Jonathan Harris recently gave a talk at a Flash conference, attended by a community of people that pride themselves on producing amazing work, and his constructive criticism didn’t go over too well.

With a number of notable exceptions, most of the work I see coming from the Flash community is largely devoid of ideas. There is great obsession with slickness, surface, speed, technology, and language, but very little soul at the core, very little being said. I believe that in the long run, ideas are the only things that survive.

That seems about right.

Metropolis magazine profile of designer/programmer/artist

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 28, 2007

Metropolis magazine profile of designer/programmer/artist Jonathan Harris, creator of such projects as Word Count, Daylife Universe, 10x10, and Seed magazine’s Phylotaxis. More of Harris’ work is available on his web site.