What first made me decide that computers could be used by artists was seeing an Amiga with a Summagraphics tablet. That was in 1989. That tablet came with a stylus with two buttons. I was able to draw with the point and “erase” pressing the side button. It was as close to normal drawing as I had ever experienced using a computer. And I was very happy.
Travel through time to the 21st century. Adesso has reinvented the tablet. The CyberTablet M17 is a monitor AND a graphics tablet which works with Windows and MAC OS X. Naturally the CyberTablet can be used to create and alter images, add graphics for web applications and so on. Plus it comes with software which can convert your handwriting to text and add your handwritten note to email, or add notes to your PowerPoint presentation.
So this device is obviously not just for artists. It’s for anyone that can write. In fact the entire point of all these devices is to make it easier to get my thoughts, feelings and ideas out of my head and onto another medium. As Martha Stuart would say, “It’s a good thing!”
A talented and Emmy-winning digital special effects technician by trade, Cecilia has also made her mark over the years as a writer in video editing magazines. Her CV includes HBO’s "From the Earth to the Moon" and SciFi Channel’s "Frank Herbert's Dune" and "Children of Dune". The most recent Visual Effects work was done for an online film: "Eye of the Bennu". This project was notable for being the first film made entirely by people only communicating over the Internet. No one has ever actually met in person. A virtual film made by virtual people. Cecilia is currently making props for a short film project about a violent monk. Hmm.