UC San Diego and IBM Launch Center for Next-Generation Digital Media to Power Tomorrow's Virtual Worlds IBM has awarded a System z10 mainframe computer and related equipment to a team led by Calit2's Artist-in-Residence Sheldon Brown. The computer will be used to innovate new virtual worlds (including one based on Brown's Scalable City), multi-player online games and high-fidelity digital cinema.
posted on: March 17, 2009
Jaime Oliver's Silent Drum won first place in the first Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at Georgia Tech's Center for Music Technology announced. The competition - supported by the philanthropic family of Tech alum Richard Guthman - showcased new uses of technology to enhance participation in music performance and music creation.
Nearly 30 inventors from seven countries performed on Georgia Tech's campus in the competition for more than $15,000 in prizes.
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posted on: March 10, 2009
Rio de Janeiro is the latest stop for the Scalable City.
Stop by the OI Futuro museum between March 10 and April 19, 2009.
posted on: March 09, 2009
Rand Steiger and Miller Puckette were discussed in Steve Smith's New York Times Music Review column for Feb. 22, 2009.
"In Rand Steiger’s achingly lovely “Cryosphere” Mr. Steiger and Miller Puckette used computers to manipulate sounds meant to evoke the formation and dissolution of glaciers and icebergs. Rolling cymbals stretched into enveloping hums that swirled around the hall. Clattering vibraslaps and brittle synthesizer notes ricocheted; long tones wobbled through microtonal inflections. The effect was like sitting in a huge, resonant Tibetan prayer bowl."