Overview: The original Sekati portfolio body of work presented through an unconventional & multi-user interface.
Background: Built on the heels of art school & with an increasingly eclectic mixture of traditional & digital artwork to account for; this folio site was an early foray into interactive development. Leveraging many of the new features made available in Flash 6′s ActionScript this XML driven flash site (powered by a home-grown PHP back-end management system) became a living experiment in dynamically applied mathematics, network sockets & experimental user interfaces.
Multi-user: The multi-user layer of the site allows visitors to see each others mouse movements & clicks in realtime. PC’s mouse cursors are represented by a black arrow cursor, Mac’s represented by a white arrow cursor (as was the convention at the time). Additionally, a realtime text chat feature via a hidden site feature. The multiuser functionality is accomplished via Sekati ActionServer; a custom C based XML socket server & the (at the time) newly provided ActionScript Socket API. This same C socket server was used years later to provide realtime data transport in project such as SM Metrics, Pathways SMS Installation & other hybrid technology projects.