Category Archives: Events

The Scoop on 5D – Appended

In the first weekend of October, a multi-disciplinary talent base will gather to explore the intersection of architecture and design with media and emerging technologies. This is 5D: The Future of Immersive Design. The first in what will become an … Continue reading

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The White City

En route to Marrakech I finally began turning the pages of Erik Larson’s factual based bestseller, Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America. From Marrakech, the Pink City, to the White City… … Continue reading

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Tennis Umpire Chair Redefined

This year’s Australian Open signified a time of change for tennis. For the first time in three years, Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal were not in a grand slam final. Former finalists Lleyton Hewitt and Marcos Baghdatis slugged it out … Continue reading

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City of the Future

The History Channel’s 2008 City of the Future: A Design & Engineering Challenge has come to close. For one week in January, eight teams in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta competed “to envision what their city might look like … Continue reading

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White House Redux: Call for Ideas

Two hundred and sixteen years ago this July, the emerging United States held an architectural competition for the President’s House, won by James Hoban. The extent to which the White House has evolved and expanded while retaining its original facade … Continue reading

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Layer Tennis

Time constrained competitions between new media artists are all the rage nowadays. From Cut & Paste to Fjorg! they remind me of South Korean gaming events that resemble concerts or sports events. Fitting in a world where capitalism demands accelerated … Continue reading

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Alison Jackson Confidential Launches

Photographer Alison Jackson offers viewers an illusory glimpse of celebrities. Brilliantly choreographed scenes capture doppelgängers, from President Bush puzzled by a rubik’s cube to Paris Hilton’s days in prison. Images that reflect the current cultural Zeitgeist and society’s collective perceptions … Continue reading

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One Day Creative Lecture

On September 7th, The Getty Center in Los Angeles will host a one day creative lecture, the QBN Sessions. Presented by web hosting provider (mt) Media Temple, the lecture features twelve influential and creative talents. These include street artist Shepard … Continue reading

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SIGGRAPH Roundup

This year’s exhibition is best defined as the year of motion capture with seemingly dozens of exhibitors offering a variety of new solutions. These new technologies suggest the need for traditional mocap suits sporting markers is ending. More systems also … Continue reading

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SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies

Adding to the visual impairment suffered yesterday, I am now inflicted by diminished aural capacity, courtesy the House of Blues. Back on Monday when my senses functioned properly, a brief perusal of the Emerging Technologies section saw one particular standout, … Continue reading

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