Wednesday, February 16, 2011

SXSW Panels

The Art of Immersion: Tron
This panel will discuss modern film making and the effect of new technology on traditional storytelling. They will use the movie Tron: Legacy as the main example, examining Disney's revolutionary multimedia approach to creating a sequel to the 1982 hit movie , Tron.

Accessibility for the Visually Impaired: Groundbreaking New Technologies
This panel will discuss new technologies that will make media, specifically computers and the internet, more accessible to the visually impaired. They will explain new ideas including an audible browser that is both affordable and viable for use on most computers.

All These Worlds Are Yours: Visualizing Space Data
This panel will discuss the educational and recreational uses for a new computer program that uses NASA media, including streaming video and images, to take viewers on a virtual tour of space. There are also plans to use the streaming video to allow viewers to have a "ride along" with astronauts as they complete their missions.

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