Author Archives: Gurdy Leete

About Gurdy Leete

In addition to teaching digital media at M.U.M., I'm a Web designer, graphic designer, 3-D animator, and graphics software engineer. I'm the co-author of eleven books on popular software applications.

For her birthday, Katy Perry tweets fans to support Transcendental Meditation for school kids, veterans

From our wonderful alumna, Heather Hartnett: Katy Perry says that Transcendental Meditation changed her life and, for her October 25 birthday, she is asking her fans to donate to the David Lynch Foundation, a US-based charity that provides meditation instruction … Continue reading

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We’re on Oprah!

Oprah Winfrey and her camera crew came to visit Maharishi University of Management, the Maharishi School, Fairfield, and Maharishi Vedic City recently. Oprah’s hour-long show about our community airs Sunday night, March 25, and I’m pretty excited about it. Here … Continue reading

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On Maharishi’s Global Family Chat

Today I had the pleasure of reporting some of our department’s news on the global daily Webcast Maharishi’s Global Family Chat. Here are links to some of the news items that I mentioned: Saving the Disposable Ones, which was directed … Continue reading

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Wissile’s new iPad

Wissile, who is a terrific student in my Web design class, waited in line at the Apple Store in Des Moines for hours yesterday and succeeded in buying an iPad 2 before they sold out. He made a brief video … Continue reading

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Creating Layers of Meaning with Color, Type, and Imagery

Today in class we’re exploring how you can build hierarchies of meaning that echo the theme of your Web site by orchestrating texture, tone, position, scale, and color to highlight the meanings of the type and imagery in the site. … Continue reading

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The Power of Rhythm

In class recently we looked at how important rhythm is in changing the meaning and feeling of what you want to show. In order to create balance, we need to keep in mind figure and ground, colors, layers, etc. Here … Continue reading

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Websites for Internships

This new site helps you look for internships in various fields all over the country: The Sierra Club says this is the best internship on earth: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with … Continue reading

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Images, Copyright and Fair Use on the Web

Today in class we’re going to think about images, copyrights, fair use, and free software. Here are some links that I’ve found useful in that realm. I put them on our class wiki too. Free Images Bookmark on Delicious Digg … Continue reading

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For my new class in Web Design

I’m starting a new class in Web Design and Web Animation today. Here are some Web sites we’ll explore to find examples of excellent Web design:  And here are some free tools I like for writing HTML and CSS: … Continue reading

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Color

In class recently we examined how we can use color to evoke feelings and emotions, and how the meaning of colors varies from culture to culture. Here are some websites we checked out: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend … Continue reading

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