The new Ignited site is live.
The My Chemical Romance design contest is live at MASScanvas. The goal is to create an original T-shirt design that answers My Chemical Romance's theme of "Good vs. Evil."
Singer (and comic book author) Gerard Way issues the challenge:
artists + rock stars + Internet celebrities + design + fashion + social media + charity = MASScanvas.
MASScanvas is represented as a Facebook application (developed by the Ignited team) and is described as follows:
In 2005 I assembled a group of artists and musicians to create images and sounds in a live performance environment.
Interactive applications for individual experiences combine a variety of rich media types and visualization paradigms to provide the user with a deep understanding of a product or brand.
VS3: realtime visual synthesis - a visual instrument based on the architecture/approach of a music synthesizer: original images are created in a performance environment by selecting sources (as one would select waveforms on a synthesizer) and applying some sort of method (algorithm) to combine and/or modulate them. Unlike a typical post-production environment, the VS3 system is designed to allow creative decisions to be made on-the-fly in a live performance. This approach is also more advanced than the typical 'VJ' paradigm, as the system doesn't just mix existing sources but actually generates original footage in real-time.
I was the interactive and technology lead for a number of events produced by Jack Morton Worldwide.
In November 2000, I served as lead technologist for the production of a major investment bank's annual technology conference. Tech 2000 consisted of four days of presentations by representatives of major technology companies (with as many as five presentations occuring simultaneously), keynote speeches, analyst discussions, and special events.
Working as a freelancer, from my studio as well as at the Jack Morton Worldwide Boston office and on site in Baltimore, I designed, budgeted, and led the development of the networked multimedia installation for the event. This installation was designed to help guide the attendees though a complex facility and schedule, to assist with communication and to answer questions, and also to show that this bank's conferences are on the cutting edge of technology.