Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Show & Tell 11: Tech_Styles

Friday November 12th, 2010

Feeling flooded with the day to day grind? Why not get away from it all and come down to our next instalment of Show and Tell. This month we are looking forward to being taken on a virtual spin by two presenters deeply involved in the new digital way.

Sharleen Chin
Sharleen Chin, Marketing and Public Relations Manager for Meiling, is one of only twenty people in the Caribbean with expertise in the realm of virtual worlds.

A.K.A Chigadee London, she is the premier hat designer in Second Life and her three year old virtual business (Couture Chapeau) is a successful, but tiny drop in a multi-billion dollar, cutting-edge industry. Sharleen makes a comfortable living selling virtual hats in a virtual world, playing her part in a new type of career. These immersive worlds have been used by corporate giants for several years now as educational, communication, commercial, public relation and fund raising tools and they are set to keep on growing.

"You are only limited by your imagination" says Sharleen, adding that “it is perhaps one of the most creative platforms ever available to anyone."

Mark Lyndersay
Computer enhanced, digitally enabled photographer and technology writer Mark Lyndersay explores the nexus of the creative process and digital technologies from his perspective as a technology columnist and professional photographer. Mark began his digital journey as a photographer in 1990 with the first commercial copy of Photoshop (1.07) at the Trinidad Guardian.

As he puts it, "I saw the clone tool and that was it. I knew my career would be changing right then and there."

Lyndersay has worked as a photographer and journalist in Trinidad and Tobago since 1976 and his column on personal technology, BitDepth, has been published continuously since 1995.

Spread the word, admission is free.

Drinks are on the house thanks to Red Bull, Brydens (http://www.brydenstt.com/) and Island Beers (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174965845847591#!/group.php?gid=59180998492) who have supplied us with energy, vino and an excellent range of English ales (don’t forget to tip your server!).

DJ K-Lik is here for the afterparty with fine future sounds, so stick around afterwards.

Doors open at 6:30pm.

See you there!
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