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November 17 2004 Arcosanti alumnus Tony Brown for

first_imgNovember 17, 2004Arcosanti alumnus Tony Brown formally founded the Ecosa Institute in 1996. The goal he defined for the Institute was to bring innovative thinking, new pedagogical models and a complexity to design education that used nature as its underlying model. The vision for the Arcosanti alumnus Tony Brown formally founded the Ecosa Institute in 1996. The goal he defined for the Institute was to bring innovative thinking, new pedagogical models and a complexity to design education that used nature as its underlying model. The vision for the Soleri Archives houses the collection of Paolo Soleri’s work. Archive staff and interns are in the process of cataloging and digitizing the work of Soleri, as well as the construction history of Cosanti and Arcosanti. Staff member Sue Anaya unrolls one of Soleri’s dramatic scroll drawings. The collection includes over 200 scrolls of length from 5 feet to about 170 feet. [PhotoYuki Yanagimoto & text: sa]last_img read more

Settop provider Altech Multimedia has extended it

first_imgSet-top provider Altech Multimedia has extended its partnership with Opera Software to bring the Opera TV Store application platform to a number of its boxes, beginning with models in Australia. Altech has already deployed the Opera Devices SDK and the Opera hybrid TV software in Europe and will also now extend these to Australia.Altech will offer audiences hundreds of HTML5 apps via the Opera TV Store for connected TVs and set-top boxes. The store, which features video on demand, sports, music, games, social media and news, will subsequently be rolled out to Altech boxes in other markets.Altech will also launch the Opera hybrid TV option on its Australian set-top boxes to support the HbbTV standard, recently deployed in Australia.“Integrating Opera’s TV web services is key in differentiating our product for viewers, by adding new functionality and entertainment services,” said Russell Futter, Managing Director APAC, Altech. “It is important for Altech to work with an established browser vendor who provides support for premium content and the rapidly evolving standards in the interactive TV space.”last_img read more

Paul Coster The first free ondemand service for k

first_imgPaul CosterThe first free on-demand service for kids, Ketchup TV, has launched on the Freeview platform in the UK.Ketchup targets 2-to-11s with a line-up that includes acquired kids series Noddy, Casper, George Of The Jungle, Olivia, Little Baby Bum.Its launch marks the first rollout of a kids on-demand service on free to air digital terrestrial service Freeview.It will be available via Freeview connected TVs and set tops and sit alongside the linear kids channels in the EPG.A streaming version of the ad-supported service is also available via dedicated Apple and Android apps.Ketchup comes from VOD365, the on demand specialists behind the docs service Planet Knowledge, also on Freeview, VOD365.Paul Coster, former Universal Music exec and founder of VOD365, said: “As the first, free, dedicated VOD channel for kids on Freeview we believe it provides a unique and easy-to-access offering to parents and grandparents to entertain the kids via their TVs and we’re looking forward to adding more premium titles in the coming weeks and new channel features.”There are several on demand services for kids such as Hopster, and the children’s sections of Amazon Prime and Netflix SVOD services, but Ketchup is the first AVOD service to launch on free DTT.last_img read more