Panorama Expands “THE LAB” With An All-New Collection Of Immersive Art And Dynamic Technology

first_imgThis July, Panorama will return to New York City for a second year with performances from Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Tame Impala, A Tribe Called Quest, alt-J, Solange, Justice, Nick Murphy, MGMT and more. Part of what makes the music festival so engaging is its massive dedication to art installations.Panorama returns this summer with an all-new lineup of artistry and even more innovation at THE LAB, powered by HP. Building on the success of last year’s debut, THE LAB’s museum-quality exhibition space has been expanded to include additional interactive, experiential digital art installations, fusing technology, art, performance and design at the center of Panorama. Curated exclusively by New York City-based artists, THE LAB puts the city’s unparalleled creativity and innovation on display for a sensory adventure culminating in a massive 360 degree dome theater.HP is once again on board as the official technology sponsor for Panorama and will be setting up in THE LAB, working with digital artists and HP Z Workstations to build out the full scale experience for festival goers.At the heart of THE LAB is The Exhibition, a showcase of New York City’s local talent and innovation with a series of dynamic and immersive art installations driven by technology. Artists designing installations include Prism, SOFTlab, FutureWife, Ekene Ijeoma, Emilie Baltz, and The Windmill Factory. THE LAB is curated by META.IS.Artist Installations included at The Exhibition at THE LAB Future Portrait created by PrismFuture Portrait transforms motion into an amazing dynamic film. Your performance drives uniquely beautiful animation that can be remixed and shared on the fly. Discover a new you defined by movement.Volume created by SOFTlabAn interactive cube of responsive mirrors that redirect light and sound as a volume that reflects the excitement of surrounding festival goers. Volume uses mirrors, light, and sound as fundamental building elements to remix the character of the festival goers and gaze back at them with empathy and exuberance.Boolean Planet created by Future WifeA monolithic sphere beckons nearby entities to form gravity wells with the weight of their bodies, slicing through celestial veils to reveal the unseen worlds beneath the surface.Heartfelt created by Ekene IjeomaHeartfelt is a participatory interactive installation which engages participants in holding hands and letting electricity flow through them to turn on lights and play sounds. It uses participants’ bodies as conductors to close the circuit of socio-political polarization, creating a shared experience of solitary and interconnectivity.Dream Machine created by Unicorns ExistThe Dream Machine is a multi-player, olfactory organ performance that combines smell with sound, touch and light in a single interactive experience.Right Passage created by The Windmill FactoryRight Passage is a room scale sound and light performance installation.  You begin in a massive hazed void.  A reflective labyrinth emerges, guiding you towards warmth.  A rite of passage, a journey from darkness to light, a disorientation of the senses.The Dome – a standout at last year’s festival – is set to return with all-new, original content and 30% bigger this year. Visually produced by Dirt Empire with original music, sound design, and spherical audio spatialization by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans, the 90-foot dome allows more than 250 festivalgoers at a time to experience the 360 degree immersive theater and provides its viewers with an unparalleled collective sensory experience. Proclaimed by the Observer as “the selling point of THE LAB,” The Dome is where Panorama’s synthesis of art, technology, music and design is given its ultimate expression. [photo via Panorama Facebook]last_img read more

Family of late New Mexico lineman sues former coach, school

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 26th August, 2020 06:26 IST LIVE TV Associated Press Television News Written By COMMENTcenter_img WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 26th August, 2020 06:26 IST Family Of Late New Mexico Lineman Sues Former Coach, School Former New Mexico coach Bob Davie ignored a player’s plea for help in his fight against depression and instead made the lineman play a game before he took his own life, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday Former New Mexico coach Bob Davie ignored a player’s plea for help in his fight against depression and instead made the lineman play a game before he took his own life, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.The lawsuit filed in federal court alleges the University of New Mexico, Davie and the NCAA didn’t protect 21-year-old Nahje Flowers, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in November.Court documents said the defensive standout had sought counseling to fight depression but Davie overruled a therapist’s recommendation that Flowers take some time off. He died days after, the lawsuit said.“The university’s football program carried more weight than the health and well-being of the student-athlete,” lawyer Bob Hilliard said. “He finally found no way out than to take his own life.”Michael Kennedy, a lawyer for Davie, did not immediately return an email seeking comment. University of New Mexico spokesman Daniel Jiron said the school had not seen the lawsuit and would likely not comment on any pending litigation. NCAA spokesman Emily James declined to comment.Hilliard said an autopsy later found that Flowers suffered from CTE — the brain injury associated with repeated blows to the head that can lead to depression, dementia and erratic behavior.When relatives sought answers after Flowers’ death, his father, La’Vonte, said Davie was “very disrespectful.” La’Vonte Flowers said his other son was angry at Davie’s behavior, and the coach had to be separated from him.“He said, ‘What do you want from me? … Do I need to get a lawyer or something?’” Vickie Gilmore, Flowers’ mother, said. “He walked up on me and my other son walked on him.”Gilmore said Davie then stepped away while laughing.The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount in damages and legal fees.Also representing the family is civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is working for the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake — three Black people who were killed or seriously injured by police officers, leading to protests around the country.Flowers was from Los Angeles, where he played football at Dorsey High School. He came to New Mexico in 2016.Flowers had 13 tackles and 1 1/2 sack in 2019.Davie stepped down in November following a rocky tenure and a 35-63 record over eight seasons. He previously coached at Notre Dame from 1997-2001. Davie was suspended for 30 days in 2018 because of alleged physical abuse of players.Image credits: AP FOLLOW USlast_img read more

City backs mine bill

first_img“(McKeon) indicated passage (of his bill) is going to be difficult, but that’s not to say it can’t happen and won’t happen,” Murphy said. “We just need to work with him very closely.” The bill’s first step is a review by the House Resources Committee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Richard Pombo, a Republican from California’s Central Valley. Santa Clarita has spent more than $6 million in its battle against the mine, including buying a portion of the land – but not the mineral rights – that the mine would sit on. “There is no doubt in my mind that Santa Clarita’s concerns are real …,” McKeon said in the statement. “For its part, Cemex wants to be compensated. My legislation is a first step toward … (getting) the parties to begin to talk about solutions, instead of talking about their problems.” The McKeon legislation would cancel the Cemex leases and prohibit the BLM from re-leasing the land, except for mining at “historic levels,” defined as 300,000 tons of aggregate a year. In exchange, Cemex would be given minerals of equal value in the form of credits that can be used in other areas of California. [email protected] (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2McKeon said Wednesday in an exclusive interview that he wasn’t confident the bill would pass, given powerful federal mining laws backing the Cemex plan, but said he wants the issue “on the table.” “While I don’t believe that this bill is the final word on the Soledad mining issue, I do believe that it will serve to move the process forward,” McKeon said in a statement issued Thursday. Susana Duarte, a Cemex vice president, released a statement that said the company intends to move forward. “For more than a decade, this project has been on hold. It is an important one that would provide a much-needed resource in L.A. County and Southern California. Home foundations, schools, freeways and roads simply cannot be constructed without this resource without adding significant cost,” the company statement. Under current plans, the company expects to begin mining by next year. Still, city officials are confident. SANTA CLARITA – City Hall rallied Thursday behind U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon – Santa Clarita’s first mayor – as he introduced the Soledad Canyon Mine Leases Adjustment Act, a bill to help resolve the ongoing dispute over the planned Cemex mine in Canyon Country. Michael Murphy, the city’s intergovernmental relations officer, said Santa Clarita officials will travel to Washington, D.C., to lobby for passage of the bill. The legislation would cancel the current agreement with the federal Bureau of Land Management that allows Cemex to mine a staggering 56.1 million tons of sand and gravel from Soledad Canyon, near the headwaters of the Santa Clara River. The aggregate, used to make cement, would help fuel California’s building industry. “The argument that we’ve been making all along on this issue is the negative impact this mine would have on our air quality, the significant increase in traffic on local roads and State Route 14 and the negative impact on overall quality of life in the Santa Clarita Valley,” Murphy said. last_img read more