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Our First FMX Experience

As busy creative professionals, it can be easy to lose sight of the impact that we have on audiences. We often find ourselves caught up in the day-to-day demands of projects and schedules and fall out of touch with the

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Report from Siggraph

This year’s Siggraph delivered again with the best collection of creative artists, engineers and scientists that a conference could attract. The emerging technology wowed us, the presentations inspired us, and we left, as always, with a renewed sense of hope

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OSCON 2013

This year, O’Reilly Media held the 15th anniversary edition of their Open Source Convention (OSCON) here in Portland. I first attended the conference back in 2004, and it’s been one of my favorite conferences ever since. What I’ve always liked about

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Creating Constellation: Constraints and Collaboration

Donald Richardson is a Systems Developer at Second Story. Here he chronicles his experience working on the Constellations project we recently completed for SapientNitro. Second Story was approached by SapientNitro with an opportunity to create an …

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Report from Siggraph 2012

Are we artists? Are we engineers? Nothing answers this question better than a visit to the annual Siggraph conference where we find that, without equivocation, we can indeed be both. Here in L.A., the 39th edition of the conference has once again …

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Best Interactive Technologies from CES 2012

Engineer Matt Arnold attended CES 2012 and returned with a briefcase full of interesting impressions, which he shared with the studio this week. Here’s a list of the most promising interactive technologies he experienced at the conference. 3M Mult…

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HOW Interactive Design Conference Presentation

By popular demand, we’ve posted Julie Beeler’s talk on multi-disciplinary design collaboration delivered earlier today at the HOW Interactive Design Conference in San Francisco. The slideshow is posted here. Large-scale interactive projects often …

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Siggraph 2010 : The Sony cylindrical display

The unique display technology from Sony is very popular, here. I was surprised to see that it also featured interactive, real time content. How to describe it? First imagine a cylinder a little bigger than a foldgers coffee can. Now imagine that y…

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Siggraph 2010 : a panel of reflection

How do you make an unscripted, casual panel discussion between two people one of the most memorable events of siggraph? First you make it between Ed Catmull (Pixar) and Richard Chuang (Dreamworks). Now you center the conversation around a college …

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Siggraph 2010: excellent keynote

What can be said? Don Marinelli is a mad, and inspiring individual. His focus on knocking down the walls of traditional educational programs and teaching the craftmanship of storytelling through technology made for a great keynote speech. I envy t…

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