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  • “How to turn an entire room into a #gaming surface…” [#geekgirl]

  • Work with the Performance Space [#geekgirl]

    [Image via The Performance Space]

    [Image via The Performance Space]

    VOLUNTEER AT PSPACE

    Email admin@performancespace.com.au for more information on how to volunteer for Performance Space.

    Performance Space is committed to equality and diversity, through our program of activities and as an employer.  Our practices and procedures aim to reflect the varied needs, expectations and culture of all members of our community. We make every effort to ensure that no member of the community receives less favourable treatment in our recruitment or when accessing our services on the grounds of gender, gender identity, disability, race, religion or belief, age or sexual orientation.”

  • “A special TWIN PEAKS announcement…” [#geekgirl]

  • The Styx from Skullmapping [#geekgirl]

    The Styx from Skullmapping on Vimeo.

    With ‘The Styx’, Skullmapping is venturing in a new direction. By using the technical knowledge build up in our mapping projects, we’ve decided to create an immersive multi sensoric virtual reality experience.
    ‘The Styx’ is being developed for ‘Leuven in Scène’ and will have it’s premiere on 11, 12 and 13 july 2014.

    Spectators arrive one by one at a predetermined time at the venue. At the entrance, the spectator receives a golden coin. A guide comes to pick them up and guides them into the room. The spectator takes place on a wooden bench and puts on an Oculus Rift (Virtual Reality Headset) and headphones, holding the coin in one hand. The viewer is able to look around 360 degrees in a virtual environment. Because of stereoscopy the spectator has the feeling that they are actually in that virtual world. Not only through 3D vision and 3D sound, but also through other sensoric experiences such as smell and touch.
    The story we bring is based on the myth of the Styx, the river in Greek mythology that formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. The spectator sinks down into the underground and ‘awakens’ next to a pier seated in a small boat. A mysterious figure (Charon) walks down the pier and jumps into the boat. He takes the coin the spectator is holding (the action of the virtual character is mimicked by the guide). Charon starts to row down the Styx, into the Underworld. He steers through a labyrinth of caves, overcoming unexpected obstacles, such as rapids and even a mythical creature. After these dark endeavours, we finally arrive in a peaceful, heavenly world. The little boat strands on a beach, and we’ve reached the end of our journey.

    http://skullmapping.com

    Credits
    Concept / Design / Animation: Antoon Verbeeck + Filip Sterckx
    Sounddesign: Valentijn Steenhoudt
    Camera: Pierre Schreuder
    Commissioned by Leuven in Scène

  • “Ed: A Work in Progress” [#geekgirl]

  • CEO Designer [#geekgirl]

  • “The Most Feminist Moments in Sci-fi History” [#geekgirl]

    [Image Via nymag.com]

    [Image Via nymag.com]

    [Via this article at nymag.com] “…sci-fi history actually has featured ahead-of-its-time, female-identifying authors and creators who have challenged conventional notions of race, gender, and sexuality head-on for centuries. Their contributions are so essential (some are by far the most out-there in the canon) that without them, the genre could not possibly have grown into the blockbuster behemoth it is today.”

  • Sexist Contest by #OnePlus Pulled [#geekgirl]

    [Image Credit: The Verge]

    [Image Credit: The Verge]

    [From this article at The Verge] ‘If you’re having trouble imagining why OnePlus might have just a few female fans, there’s a good chance that it’s related to the wholly off-putting, condescending, and inconsiderate attitudes that this contest demonstrates. The entire contest looks like guys from the depths of the internet finally found some amount of social currency and are using it to coax women into putting on a show for them, or somehow mixing that with a strange form of advertising. OnePlus is hardly the only member of the tech industry that’s making a lack of respect for women so pervasive, but this is a truly blatant, bad, and public example of it.

    OnePlus has received a few submissions so far, but it’s received about as many fake submissions from guys Photoshopping OnePlus logos onto womens’ bodies as it has actual submissions. Other comments are men leering over the womens’ photos, while others just note that there aren’t actually that many women on the forums. A few of the photos have been women standing up against the contest though, with one woman flipping OnePlus off and another woman holding up a sign that reads “This contest is sexist and insulting. Way to inflict self-esteem issues, we don’t have enough of those in our society.”‘

  • “Ed: A Work in Progress” [#geekgirl]

  • “…Ferguson. It’s not on a single TV station.” [#geekgirl]