Video Vivisection

You could be sitting by a pond listening to a soothing summer evening concert sung by frogs. But you are actually in front of a computer, in the comfort of your home, office, or classroom, without annoying mosquitoes or biting flies. This performance is an interactive multimedia CD-ROM, the Digital Frog 2 (DF2), which is an anatomically precise computer simulation of a frog. DF2 has three segments: dissection, anatomy, and ecology. The anatomy segment compares amphibian and human anatomy and occ

Alice Chu
Oct 24, 1999

You could be sitting by a pond listening to a soothing summer evening concert sung by frogs. But you are actually in front of a computer, in the comfort of your home, office, or classroom, without annoying mosquitoes or biting flies.

This performance is an interactive multimedia CD-ROM, the Digital Frog 2 (DF2), which is an anatomically precise computer simulation of a frog. DF2 has three segments: dissection, anatomy, and ecology. The anatomy segment compares amphibian and human anatomy and occasionally ventures delightfully into molecular details of a body part. Structure-function relationships are emphasized.


Courtesy of Digital Frog International
The original 1995 version of DF2 received numerous awards, making its 1999 release much anticipated. True to its environmentally conscientious mission, Digital Frog International works out of a converted barn in Ontario, Canada, and has produced a number of other award-winning CD-ROMs about wetlands and rainforests, capturing the imagination of teachers...

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