Even in the 3 years I’ve webmastered How2, I’ve noticed more and more in the way of potential for interaction with some of its features. As of the past few issues, this is not solely possible through writing postcards; Jena Osman’s Public Figures work featured in Volume 3, Issue 1 is accepting ongoing submissions of work, four of which are now up and linked from the current issue.
In this issue, a new piece of work in the new media section – GilbertandGrape’s Lone Ranging Romance 2004-2008 –invites readers to embark on an audio-visual interactive hike, before plotting his or her own route for G&G, through a rather nifty Flash-based freehand drawing interface. Draw it, save it, and your route is saved with everyone else’s.
These pieces, as well as the ongoing postcards, are daring ventures. They rely on the participation of the readership to help them succeed in growing and becoming something unpredictable to the author. But they need you in order to achieve this.
Lone Ranging Romance 2004-2008 can be seen here.
Public Figures can be seen here.
View postcards here.
And pass on the word that with a little momentum, How2 can evolve and expand between issues…!