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Watch Tan Le’s “A headset that reads your brainwaves” demo at TED

Tan Le’s astonishing new computer interface reads its user’s brainwaves, making it possible to control virtual objects, and even physical electronics, with mere thoughts (and a little concentration). She demos the headset, and talks about its far-reaching applications […]

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Media in China: opportunities in digital media

China’s fast developing digital media industry is lucrative, and the next big opportunity lies in assisting users to find digital content and make it more interactive […]

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Interaction Design Association (IxDA) 2010 Global Student Competition: THE FINALISTS

I recently took part on the jury of the first IxDA Global Student Design competition, which had over 40 entries, representing university programs in Australia, China, Columbia, Denmark, India, the Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. Of those many entries, five have earned a full scholarship to Interaction10 conference […]

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Architecture & Urban Planning in China: Smart future showcased at Shanghai World Expo

With heavy coverage from newspapers and television, you may have become quite familiar with the theme of the Shanghai World Expo – “Better City, Better Life.”[…]

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Autodesk Sponsors Visual Effects Award for Students

The call is out for fresh VFX sequences or short films by students for the upcoming 8th Annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards. Both the VES and Autodesk are on board, with the enthusiastic blessing from none other than Steven Spielberg […]

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Design in China: First Post-Production Training Center in China Equipped with Autodesk Solutions

The Animation Public Technical Service Platform of Shanghai (APTSP) has created China’s first post-production training center, to grow high-end animation and post-production public services, train local talent and showcase innovative technology. APTSP offers complete, data-centric workflows that include Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Inferno visual effects systems, Autodesk Smoke editorial finishing system, and Autodesk Lustre digital color-grading system […]


China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Shanghai plans China’s first private-jet service hub

Business people and entertainment stars who own their own airplanes will be able to fly in and out of China’s first comprehensive hub for private aircraft in 2009 in Shanghai. The new 80-million-yuan (US$11.6 million) Hongqiao Airport Business Aviation Center, which broke ground recently, will provide a full range of services for privately owned aircraft, including leasing, hanger space and maintenance, its owners said. The business aviation center is expected to open in the second half of 2009, according to the Shanghai Airport Authority, the operator of the city’s two airports and an investor in the project…

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China, Technology, Innovation and the Environment: Chinese President Hu Jintao elaborates on China’s stance on climate change

Chinese President Hu Jintao said on recently that his country will take substantial measures to cope with climate change. Hu made the remarks at the Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change, which gathered leaders from Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea and the Group of Eight (G8) nations at Toyako, a resort town on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido…