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As a freelancer, I love the freedom but miss the contact with other hu-mans who know their stuff.
So, a number of us have established a creative organization that is less about business/networking and more about hanging out and sharing our work. It’s not so much a user group with formal presentations–we tried that once–it’s more about creative fellowship with your peers. That’s the direction we appear to be heading, anyway.
Topics covered: Digital Media, Interactive Design, Theatre, Graphic Design, Music, The Arts, Flash, Photoshop, Video… we are an eclectic group of people.
For lack of a better name, we call it the New Media Group New England. We’re mostly serving Southern New Hampshire and the Greater Boston Area / North, and meet regularly in locations convenient to I-93. The Barnes and Noble in Manchester, NH (right off exit 1 on I-293) has been one place we’ve been meeting, as it’s within a 30 minutes of Nashua, Concord and Portsmouth. It’s even easy to get to from Boston, about 45 minutes.
The group has been in hiatus for a while, but will likely re-emerge in
Spring 2007 Summer 2008 in a different form. If you’re interested in finding out more, shoot me an email!
I have been coming to your site for a few months now and I love it. I am a freelance designer in the Philadelphia area and I am slowly getting my site complete. I have a basic layout and the copy pretty much written. The thing is I really enjoy how you have your site set up as a blog. That means I have to pose these questions:
Are you using a server side application to manage this for you?
If so, what is the name of it?
Do you put the header information in or does the application do it for you? (i.e. 1st September 2004 09:47 EDT :: Filed under Whatever by Dave
Are you hosting the site yourself? What Architecture?
Sorry if that was a blast of inquires. I am a pretty decent HTML and CSS programmer however it has been a while since I have built a site with this sort of format.
Thanks Dave, keep up the great work.
John Bilotta Jr.
Aw shucks…thanks! I wasn’t sure if only my relatives were reading this thing :-)
It’s awesome that you’re getting your site put together…can’t wait to see it! I’ll send ya the answers in email.
Do you get it?
I stumbled to you site a few days ago as I was searching for people who actually know about New Media. Being a student of New Media, at the National Institute of Design, India, I am constantly on the look out for people in this field, and to have a meaningful conversation on New Media other stuff related to this field.
Currently my site is down for renovation but I hope to get it up by the end of this month. I am also a freelance designer based in India, and work as an Interaction Designer for various firms and companies (mostly government agencies).
As you said,
“Creative fellowship…that’s what it’s about. Drop me a line, share what you’re looking for, and maybe we can create a situation of mutual benefit.”
I am also interested in the same and would love to show work, ideas and jokes.
So, let’s keep in touch.
[Decentralizing the Central Issues]@NewMedia
National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad – 7, India
I found your blog today after running a search for Industrial Design. To bad you are in New England and I am in Los Angeles as I would like to collaborate with you in some form. Funny thing is that I moved from Boston to LA about a year and a half ago. I’m an Industrial Designer and a User Interface Designer. Funny thing is that after college I went the route of UI, but now I am sad I don’t get to do as much ID work. I am in the process of putting together a collective as well if you are interested.
ps Nice Blog.