Archive for October, 2009

West Fest Golden Gate Park

October 25, 2009

Attraction: 42 bands, 3 stages and 26 poster artists. Solar domes, Alternative vehicles, Electric bikes, Native American Tipi Village, Sustainable Living Road Show, Conscious Art Gallery, Light Temple, Holistic Healing Section, Hooper Heaven, Rock’n Green Kids Zone and Eco Village vendors. Narada Michael Walden featuring Vernon Ice Black leading 3,000 guitar players and closing the show with the Hendrix Experience reenactment and Superstar Jam

West Fest in Golden Gate Park was a one day music festival in tribute to the Woodstock Music Festival 40 years ago.

Check out some of the videos in our Twitter feed on your right


The Art Of Collaboration

October 23, 2009

An interdisciplinary symposium investigating collaboration as a key concept in a contemporary art & creative production Thursday-Friday 22-23 Oct 2009 at the new Digital Arts Research Center University of California, Santa Cruz

Digital Arts Research Center

October 23, 2009

Yesterday I was invited to the Digital Arts Research Center at UCSC.
This was the first day the building was open to the public and so the open house for the Digital Arts & New Media MFA Program took place.
There was a keynote speech by Grant Kester, introductory remarks by, David Yager Dean Arts Division UCSC and numerous student project presentations, some of which will be presented via the Twitter feed on the right of this web page soon.

The Pixar Story

October 23, 2009

Last night I was invited to watch the documentary film “The Pixar Story”, by Leslie Iwerks.

The movie touched a sentimental chord in my heart since they were using lots of SGI hardware at Pixar & I had been a research partner with SGI and it was a sweet time.

Santa Cruz Celebrates Pixar

October 22, 2009

Here in Santa Cruz California where UC Santa Cruz is celebrating Pixar with a series of events that are action packed, educational & downright fun to attend.
A lecture and film retrospective is taking place Oct 20-23, 2009. Last night I saw a presentation by Mark Henne animation specialist at Pixar on “The Making of Toy Story”, where a sold out crowd learned the whole process of how Pixar Creates their masterpieces.