The Game Formerly Known As Photoshop Tennis, originated & hosted by Coudal Partners, is back in action:
Today we’re hosting two live “friendly” matches to kick off a new season of Layer Tennis. They’re just for fun, the real competitions start on Friday, September 12th. The site is new, the archives have been completely mostly reformatted and we’re ready to go. We’ll be hosting remix contests and lots of other fun things this season, so you’ll probably want to get on the list for the skinny on all that. Oh, do you want to play?
I had the honor of providing play-by-play commentary for a match between Khoi Vinh & Nicholas Felton. Afterwards I wanted to build a “Photoshop Remix” app that would be built entirely to enable socially powered creation & remixing. I couldn’t convince Adobe to go for it, and soon enough Khoi came out with his own tool in that vein, Mixel. I was sad to see it fail to find an audience, and to see other collaborative creation tools similarly flame out.
And still I wonder, I wonder… is there a way in which people want to create together?