3) It is interdisciplinary. We have designed the site to have various curriculum area crossovers. Art often leads to writing, and then to music drama and I.T. Many projects start with scientific knowledge or research. As curriculm areas overlap, and in the process of coordinated expression, understanding is enhanced.
Dodoland in Cyberspace has been mainly conceptualized and designed by Della Burford and Dale Bertrand (Vision-Builders).
The first issue was launched with the help of many people at the Swiftsure project which was a British Columbian goverment funded project. Dave Godfrey and Ivan Sinclair's knowledge was invaluable in the development. Marilyn Bowering's initial interest was appreciated. Glen Burford's continued technical support is greatly appreciated. Each new page requires designing, writing, researching, photographing, scanning, and computer work. Most of this has been done by Della and Dale.
Josh Ardnt helped with ideas in development at one stage. In 1997 some angel friends gave assistance. Thanks again.
The Creators of Dodoland in Cyberspace
Della Burford is a visionary artist and author and her paintings have been in her 12 books.She also paints watercolors and acylics paintings. . Journey to Dodo Land was performed for over seven years By Imaginations Unlimited to 100,000 children in many places including New York, Gautemala, California and Italy. Della toured to 30 schools a year for 17 years leading creative writing and art workshops as an Inner City Angel artist. She is availabe for storytelling and workshops. She is a member of ArtStarts in Vancouver.
Dale Bertrand is an author, illustrator, photographer, teacher and computer web author. He has photographed in Wales, Cornwall, Ireland, Japan, India, Hawaii, Gautemala, Peru, Mexico ,Thailand and Bali. He keeps busy trying to keep abreast with various new internet languages with the aim of incorporating many of the newest products so we may be able to produce a truly multimedia, interactive, exploring the inner child and building vison in the world site. Della and Dale and all other that helped have maintained the site as an act of love for the project and children of the world.
Chris Martin has been doing the coding and designing of the new Dodoland web-site. His creativity is greatly appreciated. His coding skills were essential in the development to a new site.
Latest News! We have developed two Topia sites. Star Galaxy for the World and Dodoland Topia. Thanks so much to Julian Ramirez who has helped
us with design in Star Galaxy for the Topia World and 3-D also in the New Art City.