Teaching with WYSIWYG

Bringing the Latest Software to the Classroom

In the 1980s, John McKernon made it possible to do lighting paperwork with a computer program called Assistant Lighting Designer (ALD), later known as Lightwright. It's now quaint to think about doing paperwork by hand. (In fact, my students have never even heard of ALD, although they certainly know Lightwright.) Part of the job of teaching lighting design is to prepare students for the world of work; it's a challenge to keep up with th

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