Byron Sletten

Dateline: Digital media on fire
Articles: 37
First Published: Aug 13, 2010 / Last Published: Oct 02, 2012
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Byron Sletten has over 25 years of experience in digital media & interactive design. Please follow on Twitter - @byrons As owner & partner in MindActive ( this broad focus on digital media is currently directed to strategies and tactics for online training, web marketing programs and communication tools. In addition, as Assistant Professor he taught at the University of Illinois, School of Art and Design. He still teaches college-level workshops and gives seminars in web tools for the business community. His experience and passion is helping people solve creative challenges - working through the process - focusing intent, visualizing what is possible, and developing technology that makes it possible. His posts will reflect an interest in: • Democratization of media & communication through web technology • Media production and web media delivery tools • Trends in semantic web and human search • eLearning trends esp. Rapid learning systems • Leadership or Information marketing strategies

Byron Sletten's articles

  1. March 2, 2011

    Create a Hand-Drawn Font—Easy & Fun
    Create your own crazy custom handwriting font for your next ransom note!
  2. February 15, 2011

    MPEG LA Announces Open Call for VP8 Patent Claims
    Trolling for organizations that developed or have overlapping parts of the VP8 video algorithm. You could be a winner!
  3. January 31, 2011

    Digital Media Creatives Climb On Crowdsourcing Bandwagon
    When marketing people try to get other marketing people to work for free, they need to be very clever.
  4. January 17, 2011

    Google Bets On WebM vs. H.264 Video
    Google is taking a stand on WebM open source video standard that will affect the future of web video delivery for years.
  5. January 2, 2011

    Vivian Maier (1926-2009) The Discovery of an Extraordinary Social Landscape Photographer
    Taking stunning pictures on Chicago's streets for 40 years, (which she never showed anyone) now, after her death, more than 100,000 images discovered.
  6. December 23, 2010

    Tethering a DSLR
    On the job, Two different days, one untethered, one tethered. After this A-B comparison, here's the review.
  7. December 12, 2010

    Flash Is Going To Kill Granny! - The Hate Flash Meme
    Did a bad Flash pop-up ad traumatize you as a child? Another tech meme spread for our own good?
  8. December 5, 2010

    Cheap Gadget Gifts - For Digital Media Geeks (Part Two)
    Here are a few more holiday gifts ideas for the gadget geeks that always need more cool stuff.
  9. November 26, 2010

    Cheap Gadget Gifts - For Digital Media Geeks (Part One)
    Here are a few holiday gifts recommendations for the digital media crowd. I know, we're cheap and easy!
  10. November 8, 2010

    Interview: Special Effects Supervisor, Disney Animation Studios
    Marlon West on his background & work on "Princess and the Frog."