In The News Archives. May-June, 2009

Billy Joel and Katie Lee Are Confirming A Split

In a statement, they said that they remain "caring friends with admiration and respect for each other." Billy and Katie got married five years ago at Joel's mansion on New York's LI. It was the Billy Joel's third marriage, Katie's first. The 60-year-old Billy is one of pop's most successful singer-songwriters; Katie Lee Joel hosted the first season of Bravo TV's "Top Chef." Billy recorded the song "All My Life" as an anniversary gift to his 27-year-old wife two years ago.

The Next Generation of Media And Entertainment

Centennial College in Toronto Canada is pleased to announce a new joint post-graduate program, where innovations in robotics technology, the power of the mobile internet and 3D cinematic storytelling will merge to create the next generation of media and entertainment experiences.
The new Media Engineering Design Integration (MEDI) program, starting in January 2010, is a unique post-graduate course offered jointly by Centennial's School of Communications, Media and Design and the School of Engineering, Technology and Applied Science, focused on the development of innovative products and interactive environments that are changing the way we think about media. And amidst a global economic crisis, that could also mean the promise of new ideas, new products and potentially new jobs for the Canadian media industry.
Nate Horowitz, Dean of the School of Communications, Media and Design at Centennial College said that this program will help to build a new future for the media sector, and create a need for careers that we never dreamed possible 10 years ago. This program is about inventing what's next, engineering with media and combining these two disciplines to create the future of information and entertainment products.
Toronto is ideally positioned to take advantage of this new era in media, given its proximity to a number of integrating sectors in media, design, technology and engineering creating an energetic and cross-connecting creative cluster.
Designed as a unique post-graduate and hybrid program, MEDI is focused on design, production and management of media products and applications for wireless devices, interactive museum and retail installations, digital signage systems and networks and more.
Courses will range from an introduction to media engineering, to design and development, to understanding the marketing cycle, and complemented with an industry field placement. But most important, the program will prepare students to think entrepreneurially and to thrive in a state of constant change and progress.

Continental Breakfast 2009

Event will take place at the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009
under the patronage of Jan Figel, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Education, Training, Culture and Youth.
It is the Fourth CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators from Central Eastern Europe. Pass 2009 is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, the 3rd of June, from 9.30am to 1pm and from 2.30pm to 6pm, at the UNESCO Office in Venice-Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (BRESCE). The meeting will be the fifth edition of a biennial event which will be opened to Central Eastern European (CEE) experts and curators and to the commissioners of the Venice Biennale responsible for the national pavilions of the CEE countries. It will be organised under the patronage of Central European Initiative (CEI).
The Venice Forum is promoted by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee in collaboration with the UNESCO Office in Venice - UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (BRESCE) and is an activity of the international project Continental Breakfast, that fosters and supports the creation of partnership projects and multidimensional capacity building exchange programmes in the field of contemporary art in Central Eastern Europe and is composed at present by a network of institutions in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and United Kingdom.
Apart from the presentation of contributions by the representatives of most CEI countries, the programme will include case studies and comprehensive debates with the public.
The 2009 Venice Forum will include a Special Section for the first time dedicated to curators and critics from Central Asia.
In the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, the 2009 CEI Venice Forum wishes to offer a challenging critical standpoint to the issue, focusing on current debates in the art field. In order to inquire how art curators would be able to forward new issues concerning the role assigned to art in the production of visual meaning with regard to the new use of images created for mediation and transmission, the Forum's key questions will include:
- what are the criteria of evaluation and acknowledgement currently used by curators for defining and distinguishing the cultural innovation and the responsibility of contemporary visual arts?
- which are today the appropriate and delegated places for receiving and promoting artistic creative innovation?
which, after the experimental edition of 2001, adopted the Venice Forum as one of its Feature Cultural Events.
Skyhorse Publishing

Skyhorse Publishing opened its doors in 2006 and committed to bringing to the world a broad mix of books. With more than 300 books already in print and approximately 150 planned for the next year, Skyhorse Publishing has been thrilled with the response they've received from the press, booksellers, and readers.
Their core categories include adventure, sports, nature, country living, with a good dose of politics, true crime, history and military history, reference and humor. Whether you are looking for a practical guide to fly tying, a lively read about organized crime or the world of politics, or a unique book to give as a gift, Skyhorse Publishing hopes you'll find what you are looking for.
Skyhorse site lists all books - published and forthcoming.
A Cold-Blooded Business: Adultery, Murder, and a Killer’s Path Cool Blooded Business, Skyhorsefrom the Bible Belt to the Boardroom by Marek Fuchs published by Skyhorse Publishing in 2009. This intriguing title contains everything: eager betrayal and lust, murder and love that goes wrong… A Cool-blooded Business provides character studies of Mark and Melinda, killers who seemingly returned to normalcy after one night of violence.
Marek Fuchs covered the David Harmon murder case for three years for The New York Times’ National, Metro, and Westchester Currency Wars, Skyhorsesection. He has also contributed to the New York Daily News and other publications. He teaches journalism at Manhattan College in New York.
Currency Wars: How Forged Money Is the New Weapon of Mass Destruction by John K. Cooley published by Skyhorse in 2008.
In Currency Wars, John Cooley explores the dirty matrix of war and politics, sabotage and subterfuge. He shows new evidences and disclosed documents. John K. Cooley writes about the machinations of today's states echo attempts in antiquity by Persia and China, Greece and Rome. He is the author of Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America, and International Terrorism.

Celebrating Design Week in New York

Design Week in New York is featuring products from innovative international designers, and sprinkled with love and style.
Such companies as Boffi A&D, Chandelier Blow Up: A Window Project by the Campana Brothers, DDC and Surface magazine ICFF, Dornbrancht and Davis & Warshow, Flou, AF New York, Artemide, B&B Italia Store, Boffi SoHo and others invite designers and general public visit their fascinating shows, events and cocktail parties.

Dance Parade in New York

New York has never celebrated the forms of dance that it has birthed until now: Voguing, Jazz, the Jitterbug, Punk, Gothic- even Salsa was birthed in the Cuban Communities in this great city. And it is now time for Dance. New York has enjoyed the last three years of a September Art Parade and since May 2007, is finally honoring Dance in a similar fashion.

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Singapore Welcomes You

Singapore-based studios Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, EA, Ubisoft and Cabal Entertainment Software are now recruiting for over 40 unique positions.
The Singapore games development industry is growing. It tripled in the number of designers between 2004 and 2008. In Singapore, you are poised to reap the benefits that today's globalized economy can offer. probably, this is the place to be. Located at the crossroads of Asia, this city-state is a unique blend of East and West. Launch your international career in Singapore. Application closes April 30, 2009. Visit to apply and for more details on the positions available. Companies will sponsor Singapore work visas for successful candidates.
Email questions at
Contact Singapore, San Francisco Center, 250A Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065-1402, USA.
Ph.: 1- 650-591-9102

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