February 22, 2009
Sometimes a New Medium Sneaks Up On You
I’d seen references to Prezi here and there — it’s billed as a new presentation tool, a way to pan and zoom through ideas instead of clicking through slides. Which sounds pretty cool but, having now used this thing, I gotta say: The potential is much bigger than that.
I haven’t been this excited about a new format in a long time. The tutorial video actually gave me chills. (Pretty sure I have never typed that sentence before.)
So here’s my first prezi, which is just a little anecdote laid out in space — absolutely not a good use of the technology. But it will give you a taste of the potential.
Cross-reference this with our ongoing future-of-books discussion. Also with Scott McCloud’s infinite canvas.