One of the victims in the VT shooting was Christopher James Bishop (Jamie Bishop), a German Instructor. He was teaching German language but was also a skilled Academic Tech Liaison who knew his way around applications.
He kept a site of his work and projects here (Link) along with a portfolio. Some of the design work is pretty impressive, and he cites influences including Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller. His illustrations are in the portfolio under ‘illo’ and his flash and web work might be of interest to bb readers. (see his use of flash to teach lyrics to a German rap song, here: (Link).
The NY Times has a short piece about him here (Link).
His father is the [Hugo & Locus Award winning] science fiction writer Michael Bishop.
More on the murder of Christopher James Bishop at Making Light, here
, and many blogs and livejournals including this one here
. (Thanks, Freddie
Previously on BB:
VA Tech: Cho sent "multimedia manifesto" to NBC; Siva on tech judgement rush
Why the shootings mean that we must support my politics
VA Tech shootings: world perspective
VA Tech shootings: SMS alert systems, more "copycat" discussion
VA Tech shootings: Wikipedia, federal drug records database
VA Tech Shootings: Cho Seung-Hui, murderer and playwright?
VA Tech mass shooting: Who or what is Ismail Ax? VA Tech: guns on campus, TV producers on Facebook VA Tech: questions, copycat odds, and 'net nabs wrong manVA Tech massacre: 33+ dead, largest shooting in US history
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