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For those who have been in the visualization space for a while, the annual cycle of conferences and events is pretty well known. Over at Infographer, a Russian site dedicated to infographics, they’ve constructed a nice circular calendar showing this trend across 2011 and 2012.
The idea to make this kind of ‘map-calendar’ of events appeared in our mind a long time ago, we started to collect data in 2011 and suddenly 2012 started. So we decided to combine both years and show the history for 2011 and actual events for 2012, which you can use for your personal planning.
November, December and January are the months without infographic activities — second year proves this tendency. But in the rest periods there are up to 4 events, which you can visit. In 2012 the most active months are Feb, March and June — you even will have no time to repack your luggage.
via Infographer » Российский сайт Инфографики..
NVidia and Microsoft are coming together for an event on C++ and GPU Computing, discussing heterogeneous computing with Microsoft’s new AMP and the new ALM tools in Visual Studio V.next.
Tickets are free, but space is limited so you need to register. Plus, they’ll have free food and beverages :)
C++ and GPU Computing: A Look Ahead – Microsoft- Eventbrite.
Autodesk is preparing their 2011 Virtual Event where they will be discussing all of the various 2011 products. From the announcement:
Right on your desktop, you can attend sessions, such as:
* See the Difference: Lynn Allen’s AutoCAD 2011 Tips & Techniques
* Go Beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping with Autodesk Inventor 2011
* Getting to Building Information Modeling (BIM)
* On the Road to Success: Autodesk Solutions for Roads and Highways
* Take Control with AutoCAD LT 2011 Software
Go ahead and hit their site to register. The event is April 19th, 2010 from 10am-5pm ET.
The Motion Graphics Festival (MGFest) is coming to Boston in just a few weeks for a 4-day event of animation, video, and music. In particular is Thursday April 1st, the “Lumen Eclipse” Event which starts at 6:30pm and showcases the work of names like Ken Adams, Carl Burgess, NASA, Larry Carlson, Hikroshi Kondo, and many many more. The website is up with full schedules and registration information, tickets are available now.
Go check it out!
Thanks for Mason Dixon for sending this in.
Lockheed Martin is holding the opening dedication ceremonies today for their new NexGen Cyber Innovation and Technology Center in Gaithersburg, MD. Designed to “foster innovation and collaboration”, the facility features cutting-edge technology, including some great visualization and telepresence technology.
The 25,000 square foot facility is designed complete with a global cyber innovation range to solve technology challenges in real-time while simulating customer environments. NexGen leverages partner and Lockheed Martin technologies to create rapid prototypes to speed the innovation of solution delivery while providing seamless security. Features of the center include: seven collaboration areas, a green IT data center, cloud computing platforms, telepresence and high definition video teleconferencing, and site connectivity to other Lockheed Martin facilities around the globe.
Read up more on the facility here.
via Lockheed Martin IS&GS Opens New NexGen Cyber Innovation And Technology Center | Lockheed Martin.
Researchers at Vienna & Austria have developed a new event visualization algorithm called “Event Tunnels”, and they’ve just released a report on it and how they were able to use it to visualize automated fraud detection in online betting and real-time monitoring of logistics processes. InformationAesthetics describes it as so:
The data visualization technique is based on the metaphor of considering the event stream as a cylindrical tunnel, which is then presented to the user from multiple perspectives. The “top view” looks into the stream of events along the time-axis, so that events on the inner circles of the tunnel are displayed smaller to simulate perspective projection. The angular position of each event is not implicitly defined and can be controlled by the business analyst with placement policies. The “side view” plots the events in temporal order, and resembles process charts such as GANTT diagrams without the depiction of dependencies.
Looks interesting, and the PDF is available online here.
MachStudio, who we discussed earlier
are using the FireGL Card acceleration from AMD and StudioGPU, have announced a trio of demo events in Ontario, Quebec, and California. Each of the three demonstrations will focus on one particular field that will benefit from the new technology. First Architectural, then non-linear workflow, then finally 3D Rendering and animation will all be demonstrated.
The dates are on the Event Calendar, and you can read the full details after the break.