ACM SIGGRAPH SpaceTime Student Gallery in Second Life Gallery
Opening at SIGGRAPH 2008 Wednesday, 13 August at 5 pm PST
For the first time ever, the ACM SIGGRAPH SpaceTime Student Exhibition will be holding both a physical and a virtual opening at the SIGGRAPH 2008 conference in Los Angeles.
In a reflection of the integrated nature of the 2008 conference, the SpaceTime Student Gallery will be integrated throughout the ACM SIGGRAPH Village this year. To further underscore this concept, the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee has partnered with the Otis College of Art and Design to extend the SpaceTime Gallery into the virtual world via Second Life. The Otis SL gallery will include virtual versions of both the animation and print work from the physical gallery. To introduce this virtual gallery to the SIGGRAPH public, there will be an official opening on Wednesday, 13 August at 5 pm PST at the SpaceTime Student Gallery in the ACM SIGGRAPH Village at the conference.
On the BarCamp LA list, Chuck Esterbrook wrote:
> Hi all,
> You are cordially invited to participate in the scientific conference
> "Understanding Aging: Biomedical and Bioengineering Approaches," which
> will be held from June 27-29, 2008 at UCLA. The conference includes a
> free symposium for the general public on June 27th focused on public
> policy implications of successfully postponing aging. The scientific
> conference, on June 28th and 29th, will be focused on the science and
> technology of aging and its postponement.
> Over 20 illustrious speakers are already confirmed. The provisional
> schedule for the conference and online registration are online.
> Full details at:
Thanks Chuck! He has promoted similar forums, such as the Life Extension Workshop here in Los Angeles.
Nym, Erin, & Ordaos; Telepresence Toy Phrasionasas
J9, futureboy, & RoBo; Metavlogging Phrashionasa
Brendan; Retro-Futuristic Post-Apocalyptic Phrasionasa
I can begin to imagine what the O'Reilly and Make/Craft blog/zine teams felt when an online community manifested in meat space. It was so great to meet some of you and send some of you here for the first time. It's so nice to transcend the screen.
Blog = Web + log
Vlog = Video + Blog
Metalog = log re: log
Metavlog = vlog re:log or log re:vlog or vlog re:vlog
Some elements represented by the Metavlogging: Video web Logging + mobile device video display mirroring + video screen capturing + Geo-tagging + metadata video frame imprinting. Metavlogging may incorporate media and synchronizable metadata logs. An application includes recording use-scenarios of ubiquitous computing interfaces in software and environmental contexts.
Phreak = Telephony + Hacker + Freak
Phrashion = Phreak + Wearable Technology
Phrashionasa = Phrasion + NASA + Fashionista
I want to just quickly thank Nym, Ordaos, Brandon, Erin, O'Reilly, the Makers, the people who waited on long lines, the staff, the volunteers, past, regular, and new readers/makers/interactors in spaces meat and otherwise.
Besides the obvious "inspirational", I'd more viscerally describe Maker Faire Spring 2008 as "heavy vibin' ".
I have been ruminating on this weekend's magic, but I first must hack my salvaged scooter into a water fountain outside my window before I can bear to type any more. That's what happens when Makers try to blog, and one reason I'm so interested in our theme of the weekend; "DIY Wearable Computing".