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Design Week Portland: Reimagining Lovejoy Fountain

This past Tuesday, Second Story, along with six other design studios and artists, had the privilege of participating in an exhibition called Revolution in the Landscape: Re-experience Halprin’s Fountains. Hosted by SEGD as part of Design Week Portland, the event

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Animated Graphics in the Mainstream

The importance of data and its display have been in the media of late. I’m thinking about the recent NY Times review of the Tesla S and CEO Elon Musk’s response to the negative press, complete with his own logs

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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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Scenes from the Volumetric Society Meet-up

Earlier this month, the Volumetric Society met at Second Story Interactive Studios for the very first regional meet-up. These are exciting times for anyone interested in depth-sensing and gesture-based technology and this was a great forum for dis…

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Update from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts: Final Review (and notes on “community”)

The final review for the summer design studio I’ve been writing about took place a few Wednesdays ago, at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland. The review event itself was enjoyable and engaging. The event was attended by jury members from…

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Infinite Creativity at FITC Amsterdam

Last week I travelled to Amsterdam to speak at the FITC conference. In addition to speaking, I also installed a new iteration of the Infinite Creativity experience. We originally installed this at The Tech Museum in San Jose and at Adobe Max ’11. …

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Flash is alive…for mobile!

Last night we had a great turnout for the Flash PDX meeting hosted at Second Story. We had a lively discussion. Here are some of the topics that were discussed: -the future of flash/air on the android platform -the future of flash/air for consumer…

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Flash: Dead or Alive?

Second Story is hosting a Flash PDX meeting Tuesday, October 12. Doors open at 6. Discussion at 6:30. This meeting is open to anybody interested. Robert Reinhardt and David Knape are moderating a panel providing insight on the following questions:…

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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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