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WATCHMEN campaign recognized as Webby Awards Official Honoree

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w00t! The WATCHMEN transmedia campaign I worked on with PPC Interactive has been recognized as a Webby Awards Official Honoree in the category of Online Campaigns for this year.

From the Webby Awards:

It’s never easy to stand out in a crowd, but successful Interactive Advertising does just that. Evolving from static banners to fully engaging rich media experiences, The Webby Interactive Advertising Winners, Nominees and Honorees show how a great idea and solid technical execution can successfully work hand-in-hand on the Internet.

As a result of the superior quantity and quality of sites entered, the 14th Annual Webby Awards recognized sites and teams that demonstrated a standard of excellence.

Of the over 8000 entries submitted to the 14th Annual Webby Awards, fewer than 15% were distinguished as an Official Honoree. This honor signifies an outstanding caliber of work. Congratulations to all of our Official Honoree selections!

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WE ARE AUTOBOTS wins “Best Web Based Augmented Reality” in Augmented Planet Readers Choice Awards

w00t! WE ARE AUTOBOTS, the augmented reality project I worked on with Picture Production Company for the TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN campaign, won “Best Web Based Augmented Reality” in Augmented Planet Readers Choice Awards 2009.

From Augmented Planet:

Readers Choice Awards 2009

Announcing the 2009 Winners!

The first annual Augmented Planet Readers Choice awards are over and congratulations to all of the nominees and the winners. We asked you, the reader, to vote for your favourite example of augmented reality in 2009.

Best web based augmented reality demo

  • Winner – Total Immersion  / PPC and the “We Are AutoBots” demo created for the Transformers movie 

Thanks to Augmented Planet for holding these awards and to all their readers that voted for our project. Congratulation to Dan Light and the talented team at PPC for winning this special recognition for their hard work and innovation.

Annie Ok: “My Life as an Avatar 06.08” in moves09 International Festival of Movement on Screen, Thurs April 23, Manchester UK

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Still from “My Life as an Avatar 06.08” by Annie Ok

My machinima art piece, “My Life as an Avatar 06.08” has been invited to be part of moves09 International Festival of Movement on Screen, “a platform exploring rhythmical visual work: films, videos, interactive installations and live events which carry a sense of motion”. I was honored and surprised that they chose to name the machinima screening program “My Life as an Avatar” after my ongoing series.

From moves09:

FORUM & SCREENING My Life as an Avatar, Ian Patterson
Thu April 23 2009, 16:20, Cornerhouse screen 3, Manchester

Ian Patterson leads us through the often-controversial world of Machinima (the lo-fi use of videogame engines to create generated imagery for animated films) and explores the potential for film made with no physical restriction.

About moves:

moves is the largest exhibition platform in the UK for experimental short film and new media with a unique focus on movement on screen, exploring new ways of telling stories through films, installations and screen-based works.

After a world-wide tour that took the best of moves08 as far as Hungary, Brazil and Russia, moves returns to Manchester and the UK from 23 to 28 April 2009.

Wherever you live, you can catch moves:

in Manchester and the North West with a 6-day festival exploring movement on screen through screenings, installations, workshops and open-space forums; in the UK on the BBC Big Screens and in selected venues such as Sadler’s Wells and Glasgow CCA; worldwide with a year-round tour taking moves’ favourites as far as Hungary, Russia and Brazil.

Special thanks to Ian Patterson, machinima program curator, and Pascale Moyse, moves’ Artistic Director for graciously asking to include my work in moves09.

Star Trek boldly goes into PlayStation Home

Sharing news about the STAR TREK campaign I am working on with Picture Production Company: STAR TREK in Sony PlayStation Home.

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From PPC Silverscreen:

At 4pm (BST / GMT+1) on April 20th, director J.J. Abrams and stars Chris ‘Kirk’ Pine and Zachary ‘Spock’ Quinto will visit Home for an exclusive Q&A with selected press and bloggers from around the world. Following the Q&A, the invited guests will be able to take part in a virtual roundtable within Home, to discuss the movie and answer questions put forward by fans and fellow bloggers through Twitter, uStream and CoverItLive. Both events will be streamed live across the web through an embeddable video player available at http://www.startrekfankit.com/playstationhome.

The Q&A is part of a number of unique opportunities in Home (SCEE only) ahead of the global release of STAR TREK on May 8th.  From today, Home residents will be able to view an exclusive video greeting from Abrams alongside the latest STAR TREK trailer in the Home Theatre. A selection of virtual STAR TREK merchandise e.g. Starfleet Uniforms and T-Shirts, will be available for free in the Threads Store from April 23rd, alongside details of a unique ‘Star Trek in Home Avatar competition’ and the ‘Star Trek Party (in Home)’ where attendees will have the chance to grab some exclusive merchandise and prizes.

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Annie Ok in “DRAW” group art show @ The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, April 11 – May 7

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Annie Ok, untitled 02.07, thread on paper, wood

The Shooting Gallery Presents: DRAW Show

APRIL 11th – MAY 7th 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11th, 2009 7-11pm

Shooting Gallery
839 Larkin St San Francisco, CA 94109
415.931.8035
www.shootinggallerysf.com

DRAW is a must-see art exhibition featuring original drawings by over 400 artists in the skateboard, music, urban, tattoo, literature, design, illustration, animation, psychedelic and new contemporary art worlds. The show is a tribute to the often underrated but fundamental building block of visual and graphic art: the drawing. DRAW is the largest contemporary drawing exhibition to emerge out of New York City. Most recently, the exhibit drew over 2000 people to its London debut at StolenSpace, East London’s Leading Contemporary Urban Art Gallery. The exhibit debuted in October of 2006 at NYC’s Fuse Gallery to phenomenal response from audience and press alike. It had an equally impressive showing during the SXSW 2007 Music and Interactive-Film Festival in Austin, Texas. DRAW is currently on a six-country world tour that includes future showings in Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Berlin. DRAW is curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey with guest curators Justin Giarla, Rich Jacobs, Jamie O’Shea, Tim Barber, Damian Weinkratz, Les Barany, Brendan Fowler, Mike Aho, Sto, Lisa Lebofsky and D* Face.

Official press release, more info, and preview of the artwork: http://fusegallerynyc.com/DrawTour/sfdraw/sfrelease.html
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