Christie: Trendsetting and Trailblazing with Virtual Reality and Projection Mapping

Christie: Trendsetting and Trailblazing with Virtual Reality and Projection Mapping

Christie, a company historically known for high end display, video wall and projection technology is continuously doing something which can only be described by a singular statement — blowing your mind. For those who may not yet be aware of what they do (that should be very few), Christie is a leading provider of high-performance […]

Back to School

Back to School

What perfect timing! The same day that I had the awesome pleasure of being in front of a best and brightest class of 22 CTS candidates from the Atlanta market of the AV industry, my five year old grandson started his first day of kindergarten. Today we both had a great day of back-to-school. Once […]

Human Projection Mapping

Human Projection Mapping

Yesterday I stumbled across an interesting article about an artist combining projection mapping and real-time face tracking. This is demonstrated in a new video called Omote by artist Nobumichi Asai, where, as the model’s face moves around, her face changes dramatically. It changes, adding dramatic eyeliner, blush and lipstick, and then morphs into less human […]

But, But I Have People Skills : Managing Managers

But, But I Have People Skills : Managing Managers

My absolutely favorite aphorism for sales comes from the movie Jerry Maguire, when the titular character’s mentor and guru Dicky Fox says “The key to this business” *claps hands* “is personal relationships!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyxWWYeXKBw As a manufacturer’s representative my job role is all about personal relationships: making them, and keeping them. In fact, it’s more about […]

300

300

Their army has assembled On the border of the land.        Some say they want no battle But to work hand in hand. Yet there has been a small invasion Into the outer realms One which may show intentions Of what is still to come. Reminiscent of a battle At an ancient date But played out […]

The Internet of Things – Converged, Connected and Highly Vulnerable

The Internet of Things – Converged, Connected and Highly Vulnerable

When we think of convergence, we of course refer to how the industry’s two realms of technology potentially merge together to create seamless system implementation where all components, potentially including devices, form reliable AV/IT integration whether on-premise, in the cloud, or both. However, questions continue to arise about the convergence and if it indeed has […]

Why Do We Even Have That Lever?

Why Do We Even Have That Lever?

There’s a scene in the Disney film The Emperor’s New Groove that defines my attitude towards user interfaces. “Why do we even have that lever?” was a regular catchphrase in meetings at my old office whenever the design and programming teams met to discuss the of client’s automation systems. We would shout out “Why do […]

The Pepsi Can on the Table

The Pepsi Can on the Table

I’ve gone to quite a few movies in my day.  I love films, especially some of the more thought provoking ones like Kassovitz’s Hate or Nolan’s Following. Nothing ruins a film more for me however than noticing that every time the shot goes to the kitchen there is a Pepsi can on the table or somehow […]

HDMI + HDBaseT = The Galactic Empire?

HDMI + HDBaseT = The Galactic Empire?

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Switch Wars   In the decades prior to the Switch Wars, the Republic was seen by many as a failing entity, plagued by corruption and mindless proprietary methodologies that led to systems plagued by inconsistent performance, especially those where the paths were not being traversed across the […]

Activity Based Working: Enterprise Adopts Collaborative Models From Education

Activity Based Working: Enterprise Adopts Collaborative Models From Education

In today’s new global economic state, many companies are looking to improve their bottom line through efficiency gains, productivity tools, and collaboration as opposed to more traditional models of market growth. Large companies are now seriously re-thinking just about everything in their business processes. In the quest to make a workspace more productive, almost nothing […]

One Simple Rule For Being Happy

One Simple Rule For Being Happy

There are rules to live by, and mostly they’re pretty universal. Some our parents teach us, like that touching a hot stove is a bad idea. Others are taught to us as part of the Social Contract, like signaling before changing lanes (To be honest, where I live, an alarming majority of drivers haven’t heard […]

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