This 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]
Bolton Valley Resort,In conjunction with its Extra Innings Weekend this weekend, Bolton Valley Resort has announced that it is extending its early-bird season pass purchase deadline until Sunday, April 10 as well. The resort, just 30 minutes from Burlington, currently is offering the lowest prices on next year’s All-Access Season Pass until the new purchase deadline.‘The Extra Innings weekend has become a quick hit, and we felt that extending the season pass deadline through until the last day of this season made sense,’ said Bolton Valley President George B. Potter. ‘With extra days to purchase your season pass, the ‘extra’ them will be running wild at Bolton Valley this weekend for sure!’On Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, skiers and riders wearing the logo of their favorite baseball team will pay just $25 for a lift ticket (regular lift tickets will be $29, all ages). The Vista Quad to the summit will run from 10 a.m. ‘ 5 p.m. both days. Timberline, Wilderness and all other lifts will be closed so terrain is for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders only. The Deli and the James Moore Tavern will be open, with specials in the Tavern. Half price deals on rental equipment and select retail items will be available as well. Season passes also will be honored.The 2011-2012 All-Access Season Passes now will be on sale through April 10 for $449 for adults and $159 (when purchased with a parent’s adult season pass) for youth ages 7-17. After the deadline, the pass prices will increase.A 2011-12 Bolton Valley All Access Season Pass includes: unlimited alpine skiing and riding; a 20 percent discount on rentals, retail shop purchases, group ski and ride lessons, and lodging (includes condos, suites, or hotel rooms); a Sports Center Membership including access to an indoor heated pool, hot tub, and sauna; and access to 6km of groomed Nordic and snowshoe terrain.Bolton Valley Resort is Vermont’s most convenient and affordable big mountain skiing. Less than 10 minutes from I-89 and less than 30 minutes from Burlington, the family-friendly mountain offers skiers and riders of all abilities three mountain peaks with 71 trails and 6 lifts, plus 3 terrain parks including the Burton Progression Park. Bolton Valley is one of only two ski resorts in the U.S. to implement wind power as an energy source and is the recipient of the National Ski Areas Association’s 2010 Silver Eagle Award for environmental initiatives. A complete Sports Center and Indoor Amusement Center plus Vermont’s most extensive top-to-bottom night skiing and riding are just a few of the extras available to guests.BOLTON VALLEY, Vt. (April 6, 2011)
David K. Stern just called. It could have been the NBA commissioner or the pseudo-husband of Anna Nicole Smith. Doesn’t matter, because the man called with some huge news regarding this month. It seems that the NBA has retroactively banned college and high school guys from playing in the NBA. All players who left school early over the past three years will go back to school, effective immediately. So instead of gearing up for a run through the playoffs with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James will suit up for the Maryland Terrapins, the school he said he would attend, even though he never attended a class. Of course, this changes everything for the big dance. Teams hit hard by early departures are now sitting pretty while senior-laden teams are now outmanned. And of course, the Cavaliers are devastated. So here’s how it might go: Teams not making the cut in the first two rounds include Gonzaga, which resumes its early-round fade even with the return of Adam Morrison. Also not making the cut are Utah (with Andrew Bogut), Wake Forest (with Chris Paul), Kentucky (with Rajon Rondo and Randolph Morris), Arkansas (with Al Jefferson and Ronnie Brewer) and Michigan State (with Shannon Brown). Here’s where the big boys play, and both local teams fare well. UCLA, with Jordan Farmar and Trevor Ariza, avenges last year’s title-game loss to same-old Florida, while USC, its void in the middle filled by Robert Swift, pulls an upset of Kansas. In a matchup of returning big men, Texas’ LaMarcus Aldridge holds his own against Pitt’s Chris Taft, and former commit C.J. Miles makes the difference for the Longhorns. In that bracket, Duke, with Luol Deng and a healthy Shaun Livingston (hey, it’s a dream sequence, right?) blows by Wisconsin. Louisville, with Amir Johnson and Sebastian Telfair, upsets Ohio State. Memphis, with Sean Banks and Kendrick Perkins, outlasts North Carolina, which returns J.R. Smith and Marvin Williams. The team that makes the biggest jump, Connecticut, returns a team full of players, led by Rudy Gay, Josh Boone and Charlie Villanueva, and topples LSU in a war, since the Tigers have Tyrus Thomas back. Oh yeah, and LeBron scores 50 to lead Maryland over Texas A&M. Why not? How fickle the fates are. LeBron sprains his ankle midway through the first half, Maryland is exposed as a one-man team and UCLA rallies for the victory. USC’s shaky defense finally catches up with the Trojans, and the deep UConn Huskies, who also feature guard Marcus Williams, force enough turnovers to come away with an eight-point victory. Texas’ backcourt, with Miles and Daniel Gibson, matches up with Duke’s Livingston and Deng, and the Longhorns have the depth to outlast the Blue Devils. Memphis, which also features Darius Washington Jr. and Shawne Williams, goes to overtime against Louisville and pulls out the victory. UCLA finally meets its match in Texas. The backcourt matchup is even, but Aldridge, who is establishing himself as a solid NBA center, makes the difference for the Longhorns. UConn, which isn’t even ranked until Stern’s decree, has way too much frontcourt power for Memphis. The combination of Boone, Gay, Villanueva and Williams sends the Huskies to the title game. Early rounds Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship All signs would point to the Longhorns, who are a top-20 team even without the pro infusion and would seem to have the edge over Connecticut, but not so fast. One player got lost in the bureaucratic paperwork: Andrew Bynum. The Lakers’ center committed to UConn before he turned pro, and Bynum lifts the Huskies to a five-point victory and the title. Would be fun, wouldn’t it? Too bad the courts just issued an injunction to prevent it. Maybe next year. Good move: Give credit to the Sacramento Kings for being proactive in the case of Ron Artest and sitting him down after news of his arrest broke this week. The politically correct thing would have been for the Kings to say they’re waiting for more information, but this is Artest. Any benefit of the doubt goes out the window with Artest. He’s the Milton Bradley of the NBA, a seemingly sweet guy who can snap on a moment’s notice. It’s sad, but it probably will never change. Most confusing, though, was the quote from Kings general manager Geoff Petrie, who seemingly was trying to cover the team’s rear end. After all, this isn’t good publicity for the image-conscious Maloof brothers. In the Sacramento Bee, Petrie said this about Artest: “He has not been destructive. He has not destroyed anything in here, like thrown a TV, or anything that might indicate he was on the verge of going off.” Nothing, huh? Was Petrie out body surfing in Australia when Artest ran into the stands in Detroit? Meanwhile, the Clippers are wiping their collective brow. Best non-trade of the season, by far. Lucky charm: The Dallas Mavericks are on pace to challenge for 70 wins, although they will most likely fall short of the NBA-record 72games won by the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96. The man with the best perspective on all this is Devean George, who was along for the ride with Kobe and Shaq and was a rookie when the Lakers went 67-15 and won the NBA title in 1999-2000. “Since we had a number of these streaks, I think we’ve gotten over some of the excitement of them,” George told the Dallas Morning News. “It’s like we want to move on to something else. We can’t get too excited because we did it. “(With the Lakers) we felt we had the two best players in their prime. And we had that confidence, no matter what, that we would always have a chance to win the game. And I see that same confidence in our team now. We stay calm. We don’t panic. Things might not be going our way, but those good wins, like the Denver win, that was building for now. That’s going to help us in the long run.” Lighten up: Hang around Staples Center long enough, and you’re bound to be needlessly harassed by one of the arena’s red-coated security guards. Last week, a colleague witnessed Kevin McHale, Minnesota’s GM and an NBA Hall of Famer, being detained for a lack of proper credentials. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!