This week is Internet Week in NYC. Unfortunately, I’ll be missing it while out in San Francisco this week for JavaOne. However, there are a LOT of cool events going on all around Manhattan this week you should consider checking out! You can get a schedule of all the official events at the official Internet Week website.
Microsoft has opened “The Microsoft Gallery” at Internet Week New York 2009 in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to showcase digital and digital inspired art alongside Microsoft and Microsoft partner technologies such as multi-touch computing and rich internet experiences. Read on for details about the gallery below.
For a complete list of sessions and schedule at the gallery, please visit: www.themicrosoftgallery.com
New York, NY – May 29, 2009 – Microsoft announces the opening of The Microsoft Gallery at Internet Week New York 2009 in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Microsoft will temporarily inhabit the retail space of 414 West 14th Street, between 9th Avenue and Washington Street, and be open to the public daily for the duration of Internet Week New York 2009; June 1 – 8 at 12:00 Noon. The Microsoft Gallery will celebrate art and technology by showcasing digital and digital inspired art alongside Microsoft and Microsoft partner technologies such as multi-touch computing and rich internet experiences to demonstrate emerging technologies, innovation, as well as, inspire the local technology industry of New York City.
The Microsoft Gallery will display innovative Microsoft and Microsoft partner technologies such as Microsoft Silverlight and Expression Studio for designing and delivering rich internet experiences, Microsoft Surface for multi-touch social computing, HP TouchSmart for intuitive multi-touch personal computing, and XBOX 360 gaming consoles for high fidelity gaming and entertainment.
J&R, the premiere New York electronics and computer retailer, is the sponsoring partner of The Microsoft Gallery at Internet Week. J&R is providing The Microsoft Gallery with cutting-edge personal computers and video electronics, bringing The Microsoft Gallery experience to life with multi-touch computing, rich internet applications, alongside projected and displayed digital art.
The work of digital artists Jonathan Zimmerman and Yorgo Alexopoulos will be showcased with multiple high-resolution projectors and LCD displays. There will also be a number of other digital or digital inspired works presented as video, sculpture, and mix media.
The Microsoft Gallery will host a number of daily presentations and panel discussions from industry thought leaders at digital agencies such as Schematic, Cynergy Systems, and Vectorform. Microsoft will host startup focused sessions that introduce the Microsoft BizSpark program that provides free access to Microsoft tools and servers products to technology entrepreneurs.
The Microsoft Gallery will be open to the public for general gallery viewing, daily, on June 1 – 8 at 12:00 Noon. There will be a lounge with seating, coffee, and soft drinks in The Microsoft Gallery for people to have meetings, press interviews, or catching up with emails and phone calls.