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Layer Tennis: No rackets required

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Selection of layers from Week 11's Match between Chris Glass and Aaron DraplinSelection of Layers from Week 12's Match between ISO50 and But Does It Float

Layer Tennis is a series of live design events on Friday afternoons presented by Adobe® Creative Suite® 4. • Two competitors swap a file back and forth in real-time, adding to and embellishing the work. Each artist gets fifteen minutes to complete a "volley" and then we post that to the site live. • The players may be designers, animators, illustrators or pretty much anything else, and they can use any tool or application they like. The match progresses volley by volley. • A third participant, a writer, provides play-by-play commentary on the action as it happens. • The match lasts for ten volleys.

I saw this term being thrown around in blogs and websites I frequent on, and I willingly ignored it. I guess, I was afraid I'd be hooked on something new... But then I saw ISO50 would be competing, then my eye caught that Digital Kitchen (opening sequences for Dexter, Six Feet Under, True Blood) had participated in a previous match, and I realized that resistance was futile... As I had initially feared, I am now addicted to it.

Finally, a kind of sport I can actually follow!