Date: Wed, 11 Jan 1995 09:20:03 -0600
From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU
Subject: Re: More Responses
design a statuette (or at least a computer icon) to go with the prize.
Excellent idea. Are you volunteering to create the design? :-)
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)
Actually, why not? When I was in grad school back before cybermorphing was
a popular sport, a group of us created the PaMeLA, an award for best title
of an article, book, or dissertation listed in the annual MLA bibliography.
The winners for the one and only year we ran the contest were "Mr. Eliot,
He Dead" and "The Image of the Hopping Robin in the Early Poetry of Emily
Dickinson." The statuette I drew (didn't have the materials to actually do
a mold) showed a person in academic regalia carrying a metal garbage can.
At the base I inscribed the PAMELA motto, pace Othello, "Put out the
lights, and then put out the trash."
Now that I've got photoshop and painter, and am looking for a good graphics
tablet, the possibilities for design have become much more sophisticated.
All I have to do is learn the programs. What do you think, Allan? A
statuette (even a virtual one) could liven up the news release -- maybe we
could get on the 5 o'clock news like the doublespeak awards?
Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uiuc.edu
Department of English 217-333-2392
University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321
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