Art Made During The Terrorist Attacks On September 11th 2001: AOL Instant Messenger “Away Messages” Collage by Pete Ippel

Flashback to September eleventh, 2001, I was just moving into the fall semester of my final year at Cornell University, when I woke up early for my nine am Spanish class just like any other day…My friends Cristian and Dan were already up watching the news as they were both from New York City.

That’s when we saw the second plane hit. Below are the reactions of my peers as posted on their AOL IM “Away Messages” throughout the day…

Get the full screen version: AOL Instant Messenger “Away Messages” during The Terrorist Attacks on September 11th 2001.

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Commercial Tools, Artistic Ideals

Assignment notes (from Marcia Lyons) 1999

Using Flash (4!) as your tool create an abstract experience in black and white that includes the 4 visual cues / navigationally in 4th dimension (feedback).


  1. Scale: proportion
  2. Negative / Positive space
  3. Movement / Direction
  4. Hierarchy –> Focus

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Pete Ippel Completes ATDP Explorations Student Portfolio

Animation Process For three weeks in July, I spent my Wednesdays taking BART over to UC Berkeley to teach in the secondary division of Academic Talent Development Program. I’m very happy with the final projects, please take a look at the completed ATDP page on where I outline my course (complete with downloadable syllabi), and display student animations ranging from the hand-drawn to claymation. Also there is a photo album for the digital photography class.

Hand Drawn by Sophia Balkoski