In celebration of Saint Mary’s College of California’s Sesquicentennial, a few of the KRT SMC alumni attended the “Jewel of the Bay” Gala. The black-tie event took place on Treasure Island in San Francisco and generated a total of $661,000, benefiting student scholarships.
In my last post, I shared some of my thoughts over the advancements in Augmented Reality due primarily to the resolution of the new iPad screen. The quality and resolution brings an even greater dimension to the whole concept of AR.
This led me to think about how the devices we use can be enhanced by apps and technologies in use, in development or in the minds of developers around the globe.
I recently came across a series of ‘visionary’ videos produced by Westernized Productions, a hot creative video firm in San Francisco. The videos for Corning reveal a vision for the future of glass technologies. The videos demonstrate how glass with companion technologies will help shape our world at home, in school, at work, in medicine, in our cars, outdoors, oh, and in entertainment.
Check out these two videos.
The first, “A Day made of Glass – Made possible by Corning” came out last year and has been seen by nearly 19 million viewers.
The sequel, “A Day made of Glass 2: Same Day” has been out for the past few months and has received almost 2 million views.
It’s worth the 11 or 12 minutes to get a glimpse of things to come…. Let me know what you think of these advancements and about the creative minds over at Westernized Productions.
A couple weeks ago Europe’s premium design event, “TYPO” took place in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) and was open to the public. The two-day event made its U.S. debut on April 5 and was centered around the theme “Connect.”
The event had a wide range of speakers including the beautiful free form lettering of Jessica Hische, and the very technical and precise work of Kutlu Çanlıoğlu, who is responsible for the user experience and design of 27 different language services for BBC World services.
The opening speech from Tina Roth Eisenberg, a Swiss designer, was about side projects and how sometimes we can get side tracked from what we really love to do. Joshua Davis, had a more over the top stage presence, but defended the idea that work and play are synonyms, instead of antonyms, and we lose the enjoyment of work as we grow up. Çanlıoğlu showed complexity and uniqueness of the different cultures around the world and how research and small details can affect the success of a project.
As day one came to a close, I felt that the speakers focused on spreading the message of enjoy what you do and do what you enjoy because in the end it will all pay off.