New Medium News

Lytro Unveils World's First Light Field Camera and Software Platform Designed for Creative Pioneers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The camera paves the way for an immersive brand of storytelling in which images can be brought to life in multiple dimensions through Light Field Photography a transformative new category that empowers artistic creation and expression beyond what is possible in the 2D world of digital and film. In capturing the color, intensity and direction of every light ray flowing into the camera, LYTRO ILLUM provides a massive amount of visual information that allows photographers to recreate sights and scenes on a truly experiential canvas. (more...)

Pilobolus' SHADOWLAND Will Launch Summer Australian Tour in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Shadowland, the ground-breaking new performance by internationally acclaimed dance troupe Pilobolus, is best described as part shadow act, part dance, part circus and part concert.For the first time in Australia, with more than 100 choreographic works performed in over 64 countries, Shadowlandwill be performing in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, and Perth from May - July 2014. (more...)

POSTSECRET: THE SHOW Set for Booth Playhouse, 4/22-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Inspired by the internationally acclaimed website created by Frank Warren, PostSecret: The Show will make its debut April 22-May 4 at the Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in a production co-produced by Warren and Blumenthal Performing Arts. (more...)

Jessica Lang Dance Closes Eccles Center's 2013-14 Season, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Jessica Lang Dance brings the 2013-2014 Eccles Center season to a close with a stunning collection of ballet-modern performance on Saturday, April 5. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Tickets to SHADOWLAND's June Run at QPAC Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Shadowland, the ground-breaking new performance by internationally acclaimed dance troupe Pilobolus, transforms the Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), from 10 to 15 June 2014, for a mesmerising season. (more...)

Magisto Unveils 'Magisto Exhibit' Series, Uses A.I. To Make Films From Famous Photos; First Exhibit Documents Three Generations Of American Rock
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SXSW Magisto, the cloud-based mobile video platform, is unveiling next week during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas a concept called the Magisto Exhibit, a New Medium that uses artificial intelligence to fuse iconic, critically acclaimed photography with music and transform both into a new artistic presentation. (more...)

bergenPAC March Art Gallery Showcases Spacial Drama Presented by Exhibitor's Co-Op
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

'My aim was to create a forum to share art ideas and information and to support each other's creative expression. Over the years, Exhibitors' Co-op has evolved into a thriving community of talented individuals, working in their own diverse styles.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Washington National Opera's MOBY-DICK at the Kennedy Center is Stunning!
by Benjamin Tomchik - Feb 24, 2014

Much like the ocean waters in which the show's title character resides, Washington National Opera's production of Moby-Dick is a bit choppy at times but is nevertheless an imaginative and soaring production. Transferring Herman Melville's 1851 novel into an opera is not an enviable task by any means. Yet, by reframing the story and having it be told in an active voice, rather than the novel's narrative tone, composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer have created a solid work, complete with a gorgeous score, stunning vocals and an eye catching visual design. (more...)

Nancy Duarte's New Book SLIDEDOCS is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

In today's fast-paced, mobile world, shorter, tighter, visual communication is the go-to method for getting everybody on the same page quickly. Documents can be exhaustive and time intensive and a full presentation may not be needed for every conversation. (more...)

Tuzki Stars in Valentine's Day Animation from TurnOut Ventures
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

HONG KONG, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ To mark Valentine's Day, TurnOut Ventures premieres Love Assassin, a short animated film written and directed by Julian Frost, the creator of the viral sensation Dumb Ways to Die. In Love Assassin, Tuzki, the emoticon-inspired white rabbit designed by Momo Wang, experiences a highly unusual Valentine's Day romance and fulfils a ruthless contract assassination at the same time. This not-for-kids short is available online globally including Turner Broadcasting's [adult swim] platform in Australia. (more...)

First Collaborative Agency in the Nation Becomes Youngest HUD Intermediary, and First from San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has recognized the Housing Opportunities Collaborative (HOC) as the first collaborative agency of its kind, to be nationally identified as an industry leader in Housing Counseling. Housing Opportunities Collaborative, established in 2005, is the Nation's youngest and San Diego's first, HUD Approved Housing Counseling Intermediary. (more...)

GdPicture.NET 10.2 New Medium Version Release Including MICR Plugin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

After the launch of the GdPicture MICR SDK Preview, ORPALIS is proud to announce the release of a tool enabling developers to detect and decode, among other features, MICR lines from any structured document such as checks. The MICR Plugin for GdPicture.NET is available with the release of the New Medium version of the bestselling and award-winning GdPicture.NET all-in-one imaging SDK version 10.2. (more...)

Taos Institute for Glass Arts Calls for Submissions for 2014 Taos Art Glass Invitational; Deadline 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Taos, NM -- The Taos Institute for Glass Arts announces its Call for Artists for the 2014 Taos Art Glass Invitational, an international biennial exhibition occurring this year from October 11 through November 9, 2014, with a private collector preview on October 10, 2014. Deadline for the call is May 1, 2014. (more...)

zeebox uses the Swrve Platform to Bring The Social Experience to Watching TV
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Swrve, the leader in relationship marketing for mobile apps, today announced it is working with zeebox, to increase social sharing of content within their second-screen application. (more...)

Contemporary Art Projects US Presents Fu Wenjun at Art Palm Beach, Now thru 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

From January 23th to 27th, 2014, the Contemporary Art Projects USA directed by Miami-based art marketing consultant Tata Fernandez will be individually showcasing the work of Chinese conceptual photographer Fu Wenjun at Art Palm Beach following a solo exhibition at MIA. ArtPalmBeach, 17th Anniversary is considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs on Florida's Gold Coast by both critics and art enthusiasts. Over 80 international galleries will be exhibiting contemporary and emerging artists. (more...)

Mobile Applications Enhanced By LG Smart TVs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ LG Electronics' next-generation Smart TVs, powered by the webOS platform, will be able to connect and interact with leading Android and iOS apps, enhancing the second-screen television experience, LG Electronics USA announced today. (more...)

Cognitive Networks Announces Partnerships With Leading App Developers Establishing First Smart TV Ecosystem For Enhanced TV
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Cognitive Networks' partnerships with A Different Engine and Accedo, combine with two additional Cognitive Networks' announcements also made today, that further build out the Company's Smart TV ecosystem for Enhanced TV. The additional partnerships add to Cognitive Networks' relationships with leading TV manufacturers and content providers, establishing a complete Smart TV ecosystem to deliver Enhanced TV capabilities. Cognitive Networks' Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology enables the delivery of a robust Enhanced TV experience for TV viewers, enabling contextually-related content to be displayed on Smart TVs in synchronization with its related television programming, enriching the viewing experience through engaging viewing capabilities. Enhanced TV is the ability for viewers to receive increased engagement and interactions with TV content through their Smart TV. (more...)

PaeDae Raises $11.6 Million to Expand Beyond Rewards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

Proceeds from the round will accelerate PaeDae's expansion from premium rewards network to robust user-centric advertising and monetization platform for brands and mobile app developers alike. For developers, the expansion will be realized through new and innovative tools to increase user retention and engagement. For brand advertisers and digital agencies, the new offerings will include additional features encompassing mobile video, user acquisition, app discovery, and rich media. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Katya Stepanov
by Barnett Serchuk - Dec 09, 2013

Katya Stepanov, a Brooklyn-based actress, dancer, choreographer, and musician, was born in Minsk, Belarus, raised in New Jersey and recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama. She is a founding member of IN THE BASEMENT THEATER Co, an Andrew Carnegie Scholar, a performer and a developing poet. Her work has been published in The Oakland Review and several other literary magazines. Her curiosity pulls her towards as much travel as possible, as she derives her inspiration for choreography in experiencing and observing the traditional dances of different cultures, gesture, and studying the emotional/psychophysical qualities of communication and movement. (more...)

InDepth InterView UpDate: Laura Benanti Talks THE SOUND OF MUSIC Live On NBC
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 04, 2013

Today we are catching up with a previous participant in this column who has an incredibly exciting new endeavor on the horizon coming to TV screens live around the country later this week - one of the stars of NBC's live presentation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic family-friendly musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti. (more...)

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