Cast for two

Monday, May 26, 2008

Blogmeet leuven

I went to the blogmeet in leuven on saturday 24 may 2008. I encountered Dries en Carolien, the guys's from Stew, Pietel, Maarten Schenk, lime, boskabout, kikkertje-s and some other people. You can find reactions about the event here (in Dutch). The event matched a pattern: newly formed online networks leads to the urge to meet offline. The offline meeting grows the online community. I saw that with the online communities formed around the TV formats "Debby and Nancy" and "Emma". Similarly, I belong somehow to the network of blogger in Leuven and was interested to meet them.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

"VRT and 3D" slides presented at Multimania 08

On Friday 23 may 2008, I was invited to talk at Multimania 08. Here are the slides that I presented:

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Speaking at multi-mania '08 in Kortrijk

Next, Friday 23 may 2008, the multi-mania one-day free conference is organized for the 8th time expecting about 800 attendees. The conference is targetted at multimedia addicts. I'm one of the 30 speakers invited from around the world (but actualy I was born in the place of the venue ;-) ). I'll present in Session 4 at 14u in the red room about the "VRT and 3D". I intend to tell about our virtual world in 3D for kids, ketnetkick, that has been recently launched in the UK by BBC as Adventure Rock. Next, I will elaborate why VRT is considering 3D virtual worlds and it's challenges for a public broadcaster (cost to make, flash crowds, from hard core to casual, ... Items discussed in a IBBT research project called Teleon.) I'll hope to see you there if you're interested but the organisation tells me that the session is already fully booked by 120 attendees. But maybe there will be some people that don't show up. So if you still have to sign up, there maybe still hope to get in.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Unboxing Nintendo Wii Fit

Some two weeks ago, I got an SMS that my preordered Wii Fit balance board had arrived. Here are some pictures when unboxing the new thing:

An yes, just in case you might dought, I set a goal to lose some weigth that was nicely met this weekend...

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Force Behind Star Wars: Turning Design Ideas into Reality

I just found this presentation and found it awesome. He refers to the book "Good to great" by Jim Collins in how to assemble teams. The book is from 2001 and reviews are not that enthousiastic. For the rest, a must see presentation! I hope I can find the links to the video fragments.

May that force be with you !

From: stephenpa, 5 months ago

You’ve got an idea. Maybe it’s a new idea for a web application. Maybe it’s a new product idea you need to push through your organization. The question is: How do you turn an idea into reality?

To answer this question, we’ll look at the making of Star Wars. We’ll look behind the scenes at what it took to get George Lucas’s space fantasy from script to screen. From assembling the right team to navigating the Hollywood corporate studio environment to tapping into powerful universal patterns—this presentation suggests more than a dozen lessons UX designers (and developers!) can all learn from this adventure.

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