Thursday, April 19, 2012

Worth a Look

Here are a few stories from this week's Greenpage that might be worth your time:

Habima also facing critics in Israel for Globe appearance

The Stage: Habima, Israel’s National Theatre, is facing criticism within its own country for agreeing to perform The Merchant of Venice next month at the Globe to Globe Festival at London’s Shakespeare’s Globe.

ETC Announces Winners of “Show Us Your ETC” Video Contest

Stage Directions: Last fall ETC launched their “Show Us Your ETC” video contest, inviting students at schools to make short (under 5 minutes) videos demonstrating their “ETC” – enthusiasm, talent and creativity -- while incorporating ETC branding, themes, and, of course, products. More than 50 schools responded, hoping to land in the top three of the finalists where they could win an ETC Eos, Ion or Element console. Last week at USITT ETC announced the winners of the contest.

Bender, Batman, and Dr. Zoidberg come together for one documentary, I Know That Voice For the upcoming documentary I Know That Voice , the voices of our most beloved cartoon characters are finally stepping out of the sound booth to show you what their career is really like.

How A Geek Dad And His 3D Printer Aim To Liberate Legos

Forbes: Last year Golan Levin’s son decided to build a car. Aside from the minor inconvenience of being 4 years old, the younger Levin faced an engineering challenge. His Tinkertoys, which he wanted to use for the vehicle’s frame, wouldn’t attach to his K’Nex, the pieces he wanted to use for the wheels. It took his father, an artist, hacker and professor at Carnegie Mellon, a year to solve that problem. In the process he cracked open a much larger one: In an age when anyone can share, download and create not just digital files but also physical things, thanks to the proliferation of cheap 3-D printers, are companies at risk of losing control of the objects they sell?

Building Virtual Worlds (BVW): May 3 at the ETC

TECHBurgher: On Thursday, May 3, 2012, the students of the Entertainment Technology Center will present the annual Spring Building Virtual Worlds Festival at the ETC this year. From virtual reality to audience interaction and everything imaginable in between, this interactive experience of the final student creations is truly a must-see event!

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