Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Techcrunch Story: Avatar Is Like The iPhone Of Movies

Totally agree with Michael Arrington on Avatar - it's a game changer for special effects and will hopefully inspire the next generation of App Builders to think much much bigger and build out amazing 3-D worlds as soon as that's possible. I would go see it again any day now to take another 3-hour holiday in alternate reality aka IMAX 3-D. Avatar Is Like The iPhone Of Movies

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AVATAR is an amazing movie

Just saw Avatar tonight at the 3-D IMAX on 34th street - what a fantastic movie. The story is entertaining, somewhat predictable yet not boring. The images and the special effects (Navis, animals, trees, plants, technology) are just stunning! Especially the first hour of the movie just flies by.
I'm hoping that Cameron or someone else will turn this into a true 3-D immersive gaming experience soon - might be possible to hang out on planet Pandora in a MMOG in a few years- let's hope so. In the meantime, hit the IMAX in 3-D or if you can afford it, the Hawaiian jungle! Cudos to James Cameron for a fantastic, boundary-pushing movie!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A food walk on the west side of Chelsea

My friend Shakti and I went for a little impromptu food walk from Chelsea market to Penn Station yesterday. For posterity, here are the results:

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I highly recommend the sweet snacks at Three Tarts - try the blood orange goat cheese Panna Cotta. And to wrap it up - make sure you visit the new Highline park for some excellent views of the city and a glimpse into the Equinox Yoga studio at the Caledonia building. This picture shows the view up 10th Avenue from the little "theatre" they've built into the highline park. Nice job, NYC!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Get your wingsuit and go for a flight

Day 252/365Image by ~jjjohn~ via Flickr

Great Ted Talk by Ueli Gegenschatz - enjoy the flight (if you're impatient, go to minute 5:50 to only see the flying action. It's a nice gesture by Ted to release the videos for free this year.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Future of social networks presentation by Charlene Li

This is a good overview about some aspects of the future of social networks by Charlene Li. I enjoyed the part on the open stack vs. facebook connect but thought the part about revenue was a bit weak - no real groundbreaking thinking there. Having just implemented Facebook Connect at Takkle (free registration required), I agree that it's going to be a key piece of any 2009 content/social site - it's just too good to pass up on. Also check out Glue which could be an interesting way to span the networks.
The Future Of Social Networks

Speech "The Future Of Social Networks: Where We Are Today" given on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2008 to the San Francisco American Marketing Association at the offices of Adaptive Path. Focus is primarily on the marketing and advertising opportunities in social media in the future.

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President Obama's first weekly Youtube address in HD

Joe Biden presidential campaign, 2008Image via WikipediaWhat a pleasure to see that President Obama is continuing his open approach and transparency drive. The speech is a little too condensed for my taste as he addresses every imaginable initiative in 5 minutes, but at least it gives you a flavor of his thinking.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Check out my interview with Russell Scibetti about the new Takkle Recruiting

I recently did an interview with Russell Scibetti about the new the best way to get discovered by college coaches - the new Takkle Recruiting. The interview is here and i'm thankful for your comments. Thanks Russell!

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