Once a dominant platform for online multimedia content, Adobe recently announced that they would be ending their support for Flash. Prior to the advent of competing platforms like HTML5, Flash played a key role in developing online creative communities due to the way that it blurred the lines between programming, artistry, and animation.
Undergraduate students Zach Rispoli and Luca Damasco realized that with Flash becoming outdated and eventually phased out, there was not another tool in place to aid individuals who don’t have in-depth coding knowledge. With support from the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, the students developed Wick, a free, online, open-source alternative to Flash for the modern web. Though Wick will continue to be refined by the students, the platform is officially available for all to use at www.wickeditor.com.