Please note: This initiative is no longer active, and these pages are maintained for historical purposes only.

Rich Media Projects Initiative

"Everybody's talking about multimedia, but very few people are going there."

That's how I summarized my first ten months of working with Xavier faculty.

I'm Bart Everson, the Center's multimedia artist. I was hired in June of 1999, in part to help Xavier faculty with more ambitious multimedia projects. During the first year of my employment, I worked with a number of faculty on some very promising ideas. But as time went on, I noticed that although we were having some great brainstorming sessions, very little was actually being accomplished.

That frustrated me, to the point that I was crying in my coffee every morning.

"There must be a better way!"

Xavier faculty have no lack of talent or enthusiasm. I felt that all we needed was a little more structure -- a loosely formalized process -- to help bring these ambitious projects to fruition.

Thus the Rich Media Project Initiative was born. It's a very simple process: first you plan, then you execute your plan, then you evaluate the whole thing. (After that, we'll continue to work with you to improve the project on an as-needed basis.) But we do have some very specific suggestions on how to go about these tasks.

Use the links below to learn more about the four phases of the initiative, and to see how the participants in the process are doing.

Take a peep at what's going on behind the scenes via the Rich Media Projects Log.

If you would like to participate in the initiative, please contact Bart Everson.