[NTG-context] prezi presentations
alan.braslau at cea.fr
Tue Apr 9 16:16:53 CEST 2013
On Tue, 9 Apr 2013 14:04:44 +0200
"Thomas A. Schmitz" <thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> this is a very far shot, but just maybe... I have been looking at prezi
> (http://prezi.com/). There's lots of aspects there that don't appeal to
> me, but I find the general idea very nice: a presentation is sort of a
> big poster, with some background graphics. You define areas on this
> poster into which your content goes (so these would be the "slides" in a
> conventional presentation). When you show your presentation, your viewer
> will zoom in on these areas and present them full screen, and it will
> move along a predefined path, thus showing the areas (slides) in a
> certain order. The nice thing is that you can, at any moment, zoom out
> and show the entire poster, thus giving an overview of your presentation
> in which only the bigger elements (headlines etc.) will be readable. Now
> I was wondering if the same couldn't be done with ConTeXt, pdf and
> easy (metapost's vector graphics would look good at any zoom level).
> Placing slides with content there could be done via layers. Zooming in
> and showing certain areas is doable (but obviously would depend on the
> pdf viewer, especially for the full screen mode). I have no idea if we
> capable of automating this, i.e. defining areas in a pdf, displaying
> them at a certain zoom level, and move from one area to the next? I
> think this would be a nice alternative to traditional slide shows.
Very fashionable, phluffy, breaks the ice at parties...
I sat through a prezi presentation recently. The speaker took us on a
long trip. It was "cool"! But in the end, there was not much to retain,
and I thought: "where's the beef?".
As to the constant zooming in and out, I kept wondering what the little
specks represented (that I knew we would soon be visiting). Sort of like
the old transparency technique of hiding parts with paper flaps. Lots of
Remember, viewed from afar, all organisms look just like flies.
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