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Posted by: Mónica Mendes in Austin UT-Austin Portugal Program 13 years, 6 months ago
The final work hit was having lunch with both Karen – Kocher and Gustafson. Despite the tasty italian food I was gifted with, we concentrated on ongoing research issues, plans triggered from this visit, and on suggesting references related to future events in the scope of the UTA-Portugal Program: Summer School, Lisbon workshops, Future Places perspectives, and the awaited UTA/FCT call results (crossing fingers to get RTiVISS onfire ;)).
Then I got a great ride to the bookstore + airport, which concluded my Austin visit in grace… double thanks to each Karen :)) :))
Posted by: Mónica Mendes in Austin Digital Media PhD research SXSW 13 years, 6 months ago
This is the nickname for the South by Southwest festival, one of the new acquaintances from this awesome experience. Sleepless nights/days overtaken by compelling references, some already covered at the conferences, workshops and networking during the interactive week, others from the music field – something like 1900 bands, an insane challenge worth the try!
to the irreverent rock proposals at the British Music Embassy "Latitude 30" with the General Fiasco among others,
the AMODA Digital Showcase experimental approach by the Portuguese Heitor Alvelos, Anselmo Canha and João Cruz at Club de Ville with "Futureplaces @ SXSW", the Portuguese David Fonseca at the panoramic top floor of the Hilton Graden Inn releasing his new album "Between Waves", a collection of songs inspired by life on the road and its highs and lows,
Buffallo Billiards, and the fancy Dixties, just walk by and feel the beat! The photos can give you a quite vivid idea, but you have to experience it by yourself!
I'm looking forward to work towards coming back next year, hopefully with a presentation regarding RTiVISS ongoing research issues on real-time video experiments in digital interactive environments – I'll let you know when the time comes, stay tuned ;)
Posted by: Mónica Mendes in Austin SXSW 13 years, 6 months ago
I got a glimpse at Karen Gutafson's suggestion at the alternative Bairro Alto style South part of Austin centre:
Bloodshot Records Showcase | 12 noon until 6pm 15th, annual Bloodshot Records Party @ Yard Dog Gallery. Appearing: Justin Townes Earle, Deadstring Brothers, Scott H Biram, Ha Ha Tonka, Waco Brothers, Exene Cervenka, Ben Weaver, Rosie Flores, Whitey Morgan & the 78s (our latest signing!) and the Silos.
No wristband, badge or invitation needed. It's free, it's egalitarian! Beer, music and conviviality. ;)
Worth taking the bus to the southern part of Austin, there I could find much more locals than foreigners… can you guess by the style?
Posted by: Mónica Mendes in Austin PhD research UT-Austin Portugal Program 13 years, 6 months ago
The expressiveness of these spontaneous visual annotations have the power to trigger an emotional response every time I glimpse at it:
Posted by: Mónica Mendes in Austin PhD research 13 years, 6 months ago
After the meeting with Ben Bays, I was given the opportunity to visit the Videoranching3D studios while working on live music events. A performance worth experiencing, I can assure you, for this is the real emotion of real-time live events! Check the calendar>>
After the show, we managed to talk in a final chillout session at The Belmont outdoor terrace while the SXSW concerts succeeded, brainstorming on the possibility of a workshop in video FX in Lisbon this Summer. I specified the characteristics of the course and the PhD students trends, so that this could be an added-value hands-on-approach experience for everyone.
So... what about the idea of a two week workshop in video effects and 3D environments optimization for real-time processing?