Layer Tennis commentary

February 25th, 2010

Khoi Vinh has posted a players' commentary on last week's Layer Tennis exhibition match between himself and Nicholas Felton.

Just for a change I ended up following last Friday's match live; I usually end up viewing the competition after the event, via the archive. The 'live' experience really drove home just how much time pressure the competitors are under: it would take me fifteen minutes just to figure out what had been done to an image, let alone compose and post a thematically consistent and well-designed response that also posed a problem for my opponent.

Which is one of the (many) reasons why Messrs Vinh and Felton make their living as designers, and I don't…

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