Friday, August 26, 2011

The Life and Career of Steve Jobs

This movie kind of reminds me of Citizen Kane.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sunday, August 7th, 2011 -'DJs live on Air' in Club Cooee featuring Brad Reason

'DJs live on Air' at the beach featuring 'Brad Reason'

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Event info & how to log into Club Cooee: http://en.clubcooee.com/events/view/19656
Room
*Pearl of the Sea*
Start
08/07/11 12:00pm (EST)
End
08/07/11 2:00pm (EST)

Join the new official DJ event “DJs live on air” at our opening beach party on Sunday. At the turntables will be DJ Brad Reason (NYC USA) live in the mix spinning Funky Electro House.



Thursday, July 14, 2011

Internet Evolution's IT Video Project

When I received this email, I immediately thought of Second Life and it's users.

From my email inbox:




Internet Evolution is about to embark on a truly groundbreaking new video project, and I wanted to see if you would like to get involved.

We're looking to create a video case study about a company embarking on an important new IT project in the second half of this year.

However, unlike most case studies (which take place after the fact) our case study will follow the project from planning, through implementation, to trouble shooting and completion.

Projects that we are highly interested in covering include: cloud computing; analytics; social media in a business environment; security; or an upgrade to a company's computing and middleware systems.

The core of the case study will be three short (five minute) documentaries covering the before, during, and after of your project. These documentaries will be filmed by our professional film crew on location at your company premises at a time that is convenient to you. Each one takes about a morning to film.

We'll also outfit you with a video camera and the training required to upload occasional project updates.

The purpose of the case study is to highlight the great work that IT professionals such as yourself do every day. Our goal is to highlight your success for others to learn from. And, of course, as well as making you a star (and a corporate hero!) we'll also compensate you for your time.

Interested? Please drop me a line at ferraro@internetevolution.com if you would like to know more about this exciting new Internet Evolution project!

Sincerely,
Nicole Ferraro
Executive Editor, Internet Evolution

Friday, June 3, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Be a Fat Cat in the Social Media World - Buy, Sell, and Invest in Online Influence with Empire Avenue

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The Social Media Exchange

Empire Avenue is the Social Media Exchange, where you can invest in any social media profile by buying their shares, meet new people, unlock Achievement badges, and earn boatloads of virtual cash by being active and social online! Buy shares in your friends, your followers, people with similar interests, brands you love, celebrities – anyone! All using a virtual currency and all for free!

Be Social, Reap the Rewards

When you join Empire Avenue, you can connect your Social Networking accounts, and we’ll score activity and engagement in each account and give you a virtual share price. The connections you make on Empire Avenue create "value-based" relationships, a deeper relationship than simply "following" someone, in a completely less intrusive context than becoming "friends."

Every day, you're on Twitter, talking to friends on Facebook, uploading videos or photos, and writing blog posts. Just for doing that stuff, you'll earn Eaves – our virtual currency – and we'll dish out some more virtual cash to your shareholders. Along the way you'll have a bit of fun, make new connections, learn about different people, and learn about social networking and the value of your network! Use your Eaves wisely and you might just become a virtual millionaire... or billionaire (insert evil, world-dominating laugh)?

Check out Empire Avenue

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2010 in Electronica Music Videos

Watch 36 of the most eye-catching electronic music videos of 2010 blended together for almost an hour long audiovisual trip.


Video yearmix 2010 from Renier Eclectro on Vimeo.

Tracklist:
1. Trentemøller – Even though you’re with another girl (Director: Adam Hashemi)
2. Nosaj Thing – Coat Of Arms (Director: Roland von Tessin)
3. Massive Attack – Splitting The Atom (Director: Edouard Salier)
4. Babe Rainbow – Shaved (Director: Salazar)
5. Jamie Woon – Night Air (Director: Lorenzo Fonda)
6. Black To Comm – Amateur (Director: Alvaro Posadas)
7. Ólafur Arnalds – Haegt Kemur Ljosio (Director: Esteban Diácono)
8. Toro Y Moi – Talamak (Director: Claude Lelouch)
9. Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss (Director: MEGAFORCE)
10. Blackbird Blackbird – Pure (Director: Samuel Pressman)
11. Poom – Rollercoaster (Director: Côme de Bouchony)
12. Audio Bullys – Only Man (Director: Jonas & Francois)
13. Architeq – Into The Cosmos (Director: Chopsy)
14. Andreya Triana – A Town Called Obsolete (Director: Mister McCarthy)
15. Papercutz – Lylac (Helios Remix) (Director: Daihei Shibata)
16. UNKLE – The Answer (Director: Ross Cairns)
17. Boom Bip – Last walk around mirror lake (BoC remix) (Director: FroschYankee)
18. Eskmo – Cloudlight (Director: Dugan O’Neal)
19. Applescal – Roofs Of Heaven (Director: Rick Robin)
20. Skyence – INSCT (Director: Johannes Timpernagel)
21. Polar Bear – A new morning will come (Director: Kira Zhigalina)
22. Clutchy Hopkins – Verbal Headlock (Director: Christian Borstlap)
23. Tim Knol – When I Am King (Director: Sverre Fredriksen)
24. Darwin Deez – Constellations (Director: Terri Timely)
25. Renaud Hallée – Sonar (Director: Renaud Hallée)
26. Four Tet – Circling (Director: Jesse Zanzinger)
27. Jimmy Edgar – New Touch (Director: Lucio Arese)
28. Nobody Beats The Drum – Grindin’ (Director: Rogier van der Zwaag)
29. DJ Mehdi – Signatune (Thomas Bangalter Edit) (Director: Romain Gavras)
30. Grum – Throug The Night (Director: The General Assembly)
31. Breakbot – Baby I’m yours (Director: Irina Dakeva)
32. Maximum Balloon ft. Theophilus London – Groove Me (Director: Carlos Lopez Estrada)
33. Noisia & Mayhem feat. KRS One – Exodus (Director: Alexander Lehmann)
34. Flying Lotus – Zodiac Shit (Director: Lilfuchs)
35. Eskmo – We Got More (Director: Cyriak)
36. Teebs – Track 11 (Director: Frederic Henriques and Jean Brice Hubert)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The History of Daft Punk

In this http://www.WatchMojo.com video, we take a look at the history of the French house duo, Daft Punk, comprising of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Faust & Shortee on SSL with the Traktor Kontrol X1 controller

The dynamic duo behind drum & bass outfit Urban Assault and labels Heavy Artillery and 5 Star Recordings Faust & Shortee perform a scratch and controllerism routine to perfection, taking advantage of the Traktor Kontrol X1's intuitive control over track browsing, looping, cue points and effects in Scratch Live.

With some of their own musical arsenal and customized faceplates on their X1 controllers, they perform a four-turntable routine short of none. Find out how seamlessly the X1 controller fits a Serato Scratch Live setup as a MIDI controller for increased creative potential.



Friday, October 29, 2010

eJamming AUDiiO 3.0 Makes History in Second Life

eJamming AUDiiO 3.0 Makes History in Second Life

Musicians Perform Live Together From Three Distant Locations Using eJamming’s CD-Quality Real-Time Platform
 
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Saturday, October 30, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time, a drummer in North Carolina will play live with a guitarist in Maine and a bass player in California to a club full of Second Life “residents” dazzled by the rich sound and tight groove that eJamming AUDiiO 3.0 enables.

“We’re excited that bands in Second Life have discovered our latest software and that one of the top in-world promoters reached out to us to promote this event,” said Gail Kantor, eJamming Co-Founder. “Achieving a low-bandwidth high resolution multi-player audio service is what we’ve strived for all along. With 3.0 we’ve nailed it. That bands are using eJamming in SL is unbelievably gratifying.”

“Kevin M. Thomas, one of my musicians, turned me on to this new version of eJamming,” Tara Lopes of MUSIC NOT POLITICS offered. “Now, several of my musicians have started using it, and I feel privileged introducing eJamming AUDiiO to the entire SL community.”

Netcasting in SL is a natural progression toward eJamming AUDiiO’s JamCast feature, which allows real-world listeners on any Internet-connected device to attend live eJamming sessions. Today, artists typically stay close to their fans using social networks. JamCasting through eJamming’s multiplex AUDiiO platform extends the growing trend of online music distribution – focused on live, geographically dispersed sessions, further empowering musicians.

eJamming AUDiiO 3.0 is downloadable from www.ejamming.com/learn-more/.

The live performance can be heard at http://fcmcradio.com.

About eJamming
 
eJamming Inc. is pioneering live audio streaming technologies that bring musicians and music lovers together in new ways. eJamming AUDiiO is the first software as a service that enables all musicians and singers worldwide with a computer and broadband connection to network and play music together in real time over the Internet, facilitating collaboration, social networking and music education.

eJamming was named a DEMOgod at DEMO 07 and has since received numerous accolades and awards including the OnHollywood 100, AlwaysOn 100 Finalist and technical achievement finalist in the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Web Awards. eJamming’s co-founders were named among the “24 Top Technology Innovators” in Fortune magazine and eJamming AUDiiO was featured as one of Forbes’ “Top Ten ‘BreakOut!’ Business Ideas of 2009."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Soror Nishi at IBM - Tree of Trees - Saturday September 11th, 2010 - 12pm slt

The Event:
Saturday September 11th, 2010  - Starts at 12pm slt
Live Music/DJs:
Noon - Tasty Hax
1pm - Doubledown Tandino 
3pm - The Born Again Pagans 
SLURL  http://slurl.com/secondlife/IBM%20Exhibit%20C/126/131/174


The Concept:
By Soror Nishi via sorornishi.blogspot.com

We all know that the tree has been a meeting place, a landmark, shelter and a source of warmth (firewood) and food (fruit) for a very long time and, globally.

It is no real surprise then to read.... “the commonest associations to it’s meaning are growth, life, unfolding of form in a physical and spiritual sense, development, growth from below upwards and from above downwards, the maternal aspect (protection, shade, shelter, nourishing fruits, source of life, solidity, permanence, firm-rootedness, but also being “rooted to the spot”), old age,personality, and finally death and rebirth.” [CGJung].

It was a symbol taken up in many an alchemical treatise to signify the development of The Work, the Opus, and was often called The Philosophical Tree as the gold (goal) was called The Philosophical Gold. It was said to grow out of the salt water with a golden trunk and seven branches with the sun and moon as fruit.

There are not many cultures who do not have a tree included either in a creation myth or a significant fairy story for, presumably, the tree was our first home or shelter. Even in places where no tree grows naturally, their imagery is included in myth.

“In so far as the tree symbolizes the Opus and the transformation process “tam ethice quam physice” (both morally and physically), it also signifies the life process in general. It’s identity with Mercurius, the spiritus vegetativus, confirms this view. Since the Opus is a life, death, and rebirth mystery, the tree as well acquires this significance and in addition the quality of wisdom...” [CGJung].

Well, this is just some philosophical background into why I have called my build at IBM Tree of Trees. Add to that my feeling for trees, in general, and it’s not so hard to see why I have spent three years trying to improve the basic bio-diversity of the very dodgy flora I first encountered when I came to SL.

I think my build at IBM is a sort of milestone, it says, well, this is how far I’ve got so far.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I have building it.

- Soror Nishi

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The people are talking:

Chestnut's Choices 9/9 - 9/15 via New World Notes:
"On Saturday 9/11 at Noon soror Nishi's new exhibt Tree of Trees opens.  Soror Nishi's work captivated my interest from the first time I saw it early in my SL experience. She uses Blender and Photoshop to make her pieces, preferring to paint textures rather than photograph them. Soror creates trees and landscapes but they are nothing like what you might expect to find in the countryside in the atomic world.  Her colorful work is art that is only possible in the creative space of a virtual world.

Music for the Opening Party will be provided by DJ Tasty Hax beginning at noon with a show by DJ Doubledown Tandino at 1pm.  At 3pm the fantastic live band The Born Again Pagans will entertain visitors to this otherworldy, colorful exhibit.   I know you will enjoy this stunning exhibit as much as I did, especially with fantastic music as the backdrop to your experience.  In IBM Exhibit C."

Second Life Arts Parks - Arbor virtualis: the trees of soror Nishi 

Juanita Deharo Soror at IBM - Tree of Trees

Friday, August 27, 2010

10 of the most Sureal Music Videos of all Time

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Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTxOKsyZ0Lw&ob=av2e (disabled embedding)

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Spaced - Rave Scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_wVOA_95QU (embedding disabled by request)

Let me know when you're ready for part 2. Post in comments.