- Make: Zine, The Vision Gland Collective Is Bringing a Weird, Wonderful 12-Room Project to Maker Faire Austin
- Make: Zine, The Good People of Maker Faire Austin 2017, May 18, 2017
"They unveiled their first installation, The Vessel behind the Austin Tinkering School during East Austin Studio Tour to the delight of the community."
"Alan Watts is a software developer that likes to get 3D with detailed, high-finish homemade arcade games. They are gorgeous!"
- Boing Boing, The Wormhole Actualization Machine
What's it like to get sucked into a black hole and travel at hypersonic speeds through a wormhole? Alan Watts built this Arduino-based psychedelic spacetime visualizer to find out.
- Young Adult Library Services, "Gaming For Tech-Savvy Teens", Page 34
"Gorman collaborated with game designer Alan Watts to develop an innovative program in which teens took an active role in the creation of two video games."
- SXSW Tech Report, "Talking Pixels with Alan Watts and Clay Ferguson", June 28, 2002
- Austin Chronicle, "Geeks of Iron: Webmasters show their stuff", March 8, 2002
- Austin Chronicle, "Short Cuts", May 31, 2002
"Honor and bragging rights were at stake. There were two teams, celebrity judges, and 10 computers. But most important of all, there was beer."
"Alan Watts update No. 307: 16color.com's creative overlord Alan Watts has come up with an innovative way to get kids interested in his lo-res brand of Internet and filmmaking coolness."
- Austin Chronicle, "Short Cuts", February 16, 2001
- Austin Chronicle, "Short Cuts: You may remember reading about local Web-based animator Alan Watts in this space from time to time, but you're about to be hearing a lot more about him.", April 13, 2001
- Austin Chronicle, Short Cuts, January 26, 2001
- Austin Chronicle, "Graffiti on the Superhighway: The Enigma of Visual Art Made for the Internet", December 28, 2001
- RES Magazine, RES 10/Ten to Watch in 2001, Vol. 4, No. 2
"The unstoppable Alan Watts (www.16color.com) has a new project in the works, but unlike the local animator's previous online outings, this one is less about animation per se than it is about the joy of making other people look silly."
"Geez, does this guy ever sleep?"
"...the man behind the popular "animate it your own damn self!" site www.16color.com...."
"My creation turns out to require a little post-production; the seven frames tumble together so fast that test audiences have found the tragic and comic elements difficult to distinguish."
"In 1999 Watts carved out 16Color.com, where fledgling animators can download a free user-friendly workshop software called 16 Color Studio..."
- Austin Chronicle, "Win, Lose, or Draw 16 Color's Alan Watts Is Helping People Create or Procrastinate", August 18, 2000
- KVUE-TV, "Click Here", August 2, 2000
- Adobe Magazine, "Hip 2 B Square", October 2, 2000
- The Japan Times, "Get Shorty", March 29, 2000
"What Watts' site offers, I found, is an incredibly user-friendly template for people interested in making short (15 seconds), Web-based animations. His press release says it best: "Alan Watts dreams of ways to help people procrastinate." You don't know the half of it."
"It's probably third, or second, funnest thing."
"Perhaps the most pixelated place online is 16 Color Cinema, an increasingly popular destination for lovers of lower resolutions."
"It’s simple, ephemeral stuff, never coming to a theater near you, but that doesn’t make it any less significant. Many are entertaining cinematic haiku."
- Austin American-Statesman, "Watch your back! Lawyers might be drawn to your site", by Gregory Kallenberg, April 15, 1999
- Baltimore City Paper / Kansas City Pitch / Now Toronto, "Big biz rubs out Web-A-Sketch", by Joab Jackson, April 21, 1999
"Watts is an Internet gadfly extraordinaire, a Web designer with a knack for developing projects that seem to attract lawsuits"
"And 'this time,' he exults, 'they can't sue me!'"
- New York Times, Web Imitator Displeases Maker of Etch a Sketch, June 15, 1998
"Disputes over trademarks in cyberspace are common, but what sets Mr. Watts apart is his unwillingness to take the cash and run -- or at least find a new hobby"
- Computerworld, alt.cw, December 16, 1996
- Wired 4.09, Net Surf, September 1996
"Thought it was hard to draw with an Etch-a-Sketch? It's even hard to do on the World Wide Web, where Web-a-Sketch resides."
"Web-a-Sketch's elegant design lets you submit your sketches to weekly and monthly contests in the Gallery. You can view past Galleries week by week - some of the submissions are not to be believed. Hats off to the genius behind this site"
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