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July 30, 2009

Interior Designer uses Electric Sheep

San Francisco based interior designer Susan Diana Harris used the Electric Sheep as a starting point for a colorful Mission-district loft design. A big projection took center stage in the living room. Someone tell Susan to upgrade to Dreams in High Fidelity! It got picked up by Tchochkes blog and featured as a home tour.
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July 29, 2009

Best Screensaver for the 21st Century

TidBits the "Mac News for the Rest of Us" site recently made a list of the top 10 screensavers for the 21st century and ranked Electric Sheep first, saying:
Often cited as one of the best screensavers available, Electric Sheep is both visually stunning and conceptually engaging. ... From a user perspective - and it's not often my art degree proves useful in writing technical articles - this screensaver really has the most impressive visual abstractions of any I've seen.
Thanks guys, and that was back in February before 2.7 came out and now it's 10x better....
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July 20, 2009

Moderating Panel of Siggraph: DIY Media & Distribution

I will be returning to Siggraph this year to moderate the following panel, note the all-star lineup!

DIY Media & Distribution

Thursday, 6 August | 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM | Room 243-245

A discussion of how low-cost or open-source development and distribution tools are affecting creative production. It features creative pioneers and programmers who have irretrievably altered musical composition, computer graphics, the future of journalism, and the definition of art. Like every advancement since the stone age, their work enlists the help of machines to improve upon what humans once made by themselves - fundamentally modern but also timeless.

The panelists explore people-oriented ideals, like creating design programs that are free for everyone to use and build upon, television programming that allows amateurs to acquire air time, one-person symphonies, and artwork to which non-artists contribute small drawings. They also discuss the users, who help the internet live up to its potential by taking part in the myriad opportunities to show off their creativity in ways never before possible.

Do we live in a brief renaissance period where the gates are down and all bets are off, little realizing that the window will soon close and economic, corporate, or government forces will restrict the world’s media again? Or do our times mark the beginning of a permanent openness, where you don’t have to be established to have a voice, and where large-scale collaboration happens without financial incentives.

Scott Draves
Google Inc.

Todd Rundgren
Musician and composer

Eddie Codel
Geek Entertainment TV

Aaron Koblin
Google Creative Lab

Tiffiniy Cheng
Participatory Culture Foundation

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July 15, 2009

On Supernova Home page

SuperNova the renowned tech conference has an image of Dreams in High Fidelity being projected there last year in their home page for this year's event (it's part of the rotation).
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July 14, 2009

Clade at Webster Hall

Webster Hall is showing my latest high definition artwork Clade 1 in their video tunnel on about 50 flat-panel screens. The second shot has Brian August, who works there and got us in, and the third is the fabulous Juliette Powell

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