Usually Chicago slideshows do not instruct how to slide, particularly if you are a Chicago Cubs player or a Chicago White Sox player. Neither do they give you advice on other sliding as in “Let me slide, boss.” Nonetheless, there are many, possible topics for slideshows with Chicago themes.
How about procedures for submitting artwork to Chicago’s galleries? This could include qualifications such as whether you need to be a Chicago resident. Such instructions could also tell you the usual, gallery percentages if you sell some of your art.
How about the best time of the year to visit Chicago if you want to see snow? (Snow never falls between June-September.) Do you wish to know if snowmen have their own parade?
Would you like to view Chicago’s, most famous statues? Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso are the artists for two, famous statues. Such a slideshow could also give you directions to these statues’ locations.
Slideshows can be art if they have unusual compositions, exotic subjects and dramatic music. Such slideshows should play continuously in loops. Slideshows visible through floor tiles will me more exciting and unusual than slideshows playing on suspended monitors in office lobbies.
Chicago’s Art Institute and Museum of Contemporary Art may display slideshows as art. However, they are more likely to display videos of featured artists creating his/her works that are currently on display. Such videos can be artistic, especially if they have animation and slide transitions.
Slide transitions can be linear or radial. Slides that slide in or exit from the left or right are linear transitions. Spiraling entrances and exits are radial transitions.
Animation can show text bouncing. Photos can fade on and out of view. Clip art can rotate.
Slideshows are usually instructional. However, they can also be artistic. Slideshows as crude art exhibits can keep the audience’s attention.