Electronic Media Professor Pens Digital iPad Book
'CIRCA '66' is a collection of 91 photographs taken in the turbulent 1960s in Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
April 27, 2012
CIRCA '66, a digital book designed for the Apple iPad, is a collection of 91 photographs by UArts Electronic Media Professor Tom Porett, who turned his lens on the turbulent 1960s in Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
In addition to the images, which detail both street life and anti-war demonstrations, the book includes a video stream of half-frame street portraits taken in Philadelphia accompanied by a soundtrack of news reports and interviews in sound collage modified by a Moog synthesizer. This soundtrack was originally part of "Made in USA," a six-screen multi-image projection work that also incorporated three film projectors and four channel sound. This work traveled to numerous venues in the late 1960s.
CIRCA '66 is now available in Apple's iBookstore.