Rise of the Technology Class

These conversations are between students from Ecuador, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the US who see technology serving a higher purpose: A counter-culture to their predecessors. This is evidence of a new type of generative class who apply technology to their creativity with art, music, science and involvement within the community. Their activity is transparent and active to our evolving civility. These multinational students are socially conscious storytellers. The Moderator of this conversation, Michael Davis is an Executive MBA graduate of Steinbeis University Germany, The Berlin School of Creative Leadership.

Archive for film

David – Stop-motion

Stop-Motion is an animation technique that involves photographing miniature objects or characters a frame at a time, changing the pose or position of the object between each frame. The result, when played back at normal speed, is of a continuously animating object.

I really like this technique. The result are visually incredible.  Stop motion is usually used in animation films. One of the most incredible films that used this technique was The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Samantha – Large Hadron Collider from the movie “Angels and Demons”

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A few days ago I went to the movie Angels and Demons and that movie shows a little bit of the function of the “large hadron collider”.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, intended to collide opposing particle beams.

The Large Hadron Collider was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) with the intention of testing various predictions of high-energy physics, including the existence of the hypothesized ‘Higgs boson.’ It lies in a tunnel 27 kilometres (17 mi) in circumference, as much as 175 metres (570 ft) beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland.

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It is funded by and built in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories.

Experimentally verifying the existence of the Higgs boson, the last unobserved particle, would shed light on how particles are thought to acquire their mass.

Expected results:
Once the supercollider is up and running, scientists estimate that a single Higgs boson may be produced every few hours.

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At this rate, it may take up to three years to collect enough data to discover the Higgs boson unambiguously.

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Kaito – Do you forget we are connected?

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Culture. It is a very good word.

Around the world. How many websites you can tell about the culture? Too many. I find a popular site, to share with my friends. It is – J! – ENT for pop culture, fashion, music, talks and entertainment.

It is for all countries. People’s lives and the way we are talking. I have to travel to countries in Europe, America and India.

Today this information = statement of thanks to the computer and I think our precious mobile phone.

I know about the world with a connection to the Internet. If no internet I would not know this place.

http://www.j-entonline.com/

Salvador – About Me


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I as born in Pamplona/Iruña (Navarra/Nafarroa) the 29th of june 1993.
Now, I live in a small town called Orihuela/Oriola, situated in Alicante, south-east of Spain.

Orihuela is a monumental town, there are lots of gothic churches, palaces and old buildings. Orihuela has much history. Hundreds of years ago, Orihuela was one of the most important cities in Spain. 84.626 people live here now.

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I like music, going to the cinema, reading, watching TV, skiing (I go skiing every year, I love skiing), swimming, going snorkeling, riding on bike, playing computer games.

I love the beach (I go to the beach every weekend and on holidays), I love the mountain too.

I rarely buy computer games, I download them on the internet.

Spanish films aren’t very good. I don’t  normally see Spanish films, I prefer hollybood films, but many of those films are very unreal.

I listen to Spanish music, but also a lot of music in English. I like all kind of music, no, sorry, I don´t like house and reggae – but especially like rock, hard rock, SKA, heavy. I like Mago D e Oz, Marea, Boikot…and many others.

On TV, I see Spanish programs, like “Salvados”, “Buenafuente”, “El Intermedio” and “Qué vida más triste”. I normally see American films. I see some TV series like “Aida”, “Aquí no hay Quien Viva” and American series like House, CSI and Criminal Minds.

I really enjoy reading. I like Harry Potter, like Samantha. My Spanish literature and language teacher is Rosa Cáceres, and she´s a writer. I’ve read one of her books and she writes very good. My fauvorite writers are Dan Brown, J.K Rowling, Ken follet, Tolkien and Ildefonso Falcones.

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One of the best books I have read is “The sea cathedral”.

The story happens in Barcelona in the middle ages

Pamela – I met the Eggman

Hi everyone, I know you haven’t so much about me and here is an opportunity for me to get you to know me.

For the past few years I’ve been a Beatles fan –proud of it 🙂 —

As I was surfing the net I found this awesome introduction video from the new 360 game The Beatles Rock band :D.

To be honest I haven’t played the video game.. but I’m dying to do so. I heard it has some really good songs 🙂 such as:
Day Tripper
Here comes the sun
I am the Walrus!!
I want to hold your hand
and of course
Octopus’s Garden

I hope you like it, and let me know how it goes! 😀

Kaito – breaking sterotypes…being the artist

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Some of my friends in the US do not know how much the center of culture can start in Tokyo. Imagine please New York, Paris, London, Berlin and San Paulo all of them in to one city. That is Tokyo. Japan is an island. It is difficult for Western people to make the trip. Culture in form of art and music begin here and develops. Invents itself. Yes, we are also the influence of the eastern and western world culture. The force of artistic culture is so powerful here that it is feeling more than the technology advances of our culture. Please see the following link for a new movement to share artistic talent through expression and content. Thank you very much.

WHAT’S CoFesta:

JAPAN INTERNATIONAL CONTENTS FESTIVAL (Called “CoFesta”) is the world’s largest comprehensive “contents” festival. The events connected with the contents industry like games, animation, manga , characters, broadcast, music and film are held in cooperation with each other.

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While various contents from Japan influence and improve each other and cooperate in media technology industry to inform of our statement, CoFesta aims to be the world’s largest contents festival which create new capability and spread it abroad widely.

http://www.cofesta.jp/2009/en/index.html

David – Special effects in the cinema

Special effects are divided into the categories of optical effects and mechanical effects.

Years ago, people were really impressive for the special effects in some films because the cinematographs used to use mechanical effects. Now, there are many films (usually blockbusters, films with a very big production budget) that use the special effects because are more comfortable. But there is the problem, optical effects are very expensive.

What do you think that is more suitable? Optical effects or mechanical effects?

I think that the best is use a mixture of optical and mechanical effects. The results are more realistic. I have just seen “Hellboy” and I like the use of this mixture, is really awesome.