Posts in category "entertainment"

TechWeek 2013 improved; influences can be seen now in other areas outside of tech

TechWeek 2013 improved; influences can be seen now in other areas outside of tech
  TechWeek 2013 took place this past weekend from June 27th to 29th, and was a showcase for Chicago technology. This event is takes place every year inside The Merchandise Mart  in downtown Chicago and this exposition-style event also featured many speaker panels and conferences throughout the three days. There are many different angles and topics... Read more »

TechWeek 2012 coming up, and special discount for passes

TechWeek 2012 coming up, and special discount for passes
TechWeek Chicago officially kicks off on Friday, June 22nd. Through June 26th, this event is taking place inside The Merchandise Mart  in downtown Chicago. TechWeek is an event that showcases technology from local Chicago companies by having several panels and conferences. There are many different angles and topics being discussed, all with the main focus on technology.  ... Read more »

Summary of Adobe Flash Tour in Chicago

Summary of Adobe Flash Tour in Chicago
Adobe made a stop in Chicago for their North American Flash Tour, which took place at the Leo Burnett offices. Adobe evangelists Mike Chambers and Lee Brimelow were on hand to talk about the future of Adobe Flash and what was upcoming for the technology. During the tour, Chambers and Brimelow both spoke on the topic of Flash’s... Read more »
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C2E2 technology of comics, graphic novels, and video games

C2E2 technology of comics, graphic novels, and video games
 C2E2 (Chicago’s Pop-culture Event) is taking place this Weekend of April 13-15, 2012. Combining comics, movies, popular shows, and video games culture into one exposition meant that of course there would be some sort of use of new technology in the mediums. DC Comics, and other major comic publishers, for example had some comics and... Read more »

Super Bowl 2012 commercials use Web, mobile technology to further engage viewers

Super Bowl 2012 commercials use Web, mobile technology to further engage viewers
Super Bowl 2012 (XLVI) featured a host of advertisements from movie trailers to uniquely creative commercials selling cars. In case you happened to miss a few, which is very likely during any Super Bowl no matter how attentive one is, you can always brush up and watch all of the commercials online now afterwards. For... Read more »

Rich media exists as the best of both worlds, Part 1: Future of Flash and advancement of HTML5 and jQuery

Rich media exists as the best of both worlds, Part 1: Future of Flash and advancement of HTML5 and jQuery
The popularity of the Adobe Flash platform came from the endless possibilities and ease of creating rich, interactive experiences for the Web. The Flash technology has a deep Web penetration since it has a very accessible interface that allowed artistic designers as well as skilled programmers a wide range of options in the type of... Read more »
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More on recent state, future of Adobe Flash for mobile and Flex, from a Chicago viewpoint

More on recent state, future of Adobe Flash for mobile and Flex, from a Chicago viewpoint
It seems as if a lot of people are wondering about the future of Adobe Flash, Flex framework, and AIR, lately. These three Web technologies make up the Adobe Flash Platform, and after the Adobe announcement that they would stop development on the Flash Player for mobile, many are asking just what this will mean... Read more »

Adobe Flash, Edge, and how future transition to HTML5 for mobile impacts creative agencies and rich media

Adobe Flash, Edge, and how future transition to HTML5 for mobile impacts creative agencies and rich media
Recently it was announced by Adobe that they would cease further development on their mobile Flash Player, which is used to display animated features of Web sites, and a lot of Web video, ads and rich media applications on the mobile Internet. They determined it would be best to focus on HTML5 as the future... Read more »

Chicago Game Jam was a success; brought together city game developer scene

Chicago Game Jam was a success; brought together city game developer scene
IGDA Chicago had recently held an event that brought all game developing enthusiasts together for a “Chicago Game Jam“. Or, in other words a gathering of all people for a competition to develop games in a two-day period taking place at Toy Studio, a social media and mobile game development studio, in the Wicker Park... Read more »
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A look at Adobe Edge, HTML and Adobe Flash: How they can work together with rich media and mobile tech

A look at Adobe Edge, HTML and Adobe Flash: How they can work together with rich media and mobile tech
During Social Media Week in Chicago, there was the monthly Chicago Flex gathering at the TechNexus downtown. As part of the meeting, the new Adobe Edge was shown off and discussed. During this, several things came to mind of the possibilities with Edge. The Web design industry and the Web itself is thriving with the... Read more »