Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Syd Mead: Visual Futurist - May 14...

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ACM SIGGRAPH presents: The Art & Life of Syd Mead, Visual Futurist
Wednesday - May 14
Doors at 6pm, Event 7:00 PM, Movie 9:30pm
Empire Theatre, 855 Granville St. Vancouver
Regular admission: $25 // Members: $15


Come join us for our Fifth Anniversary with living design legend Syd Mead followed by a screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut!

Join us for the fun on May 14 at the Empire Theatre on Granville St. It has been years since Syd Mead has been to Vancouver. He'll be speaking about his approach to design and the visionary work with which he has made his indelible mark on pop culture and our perceptions of the future.

But wait - there's more! Our long-time supporter, Sophia Books, will be there with Syd's latest DVD - you might even be able to get the man
himself to sign a copy for you.

On top of that, Tangible Interaction is
coming back with their Zygotes - a massive interactive hands-on display of fun meeting technology that the whole crowd can take part in.

your tickets now and don't miss out on this huge event!

The Movie: Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi film noir set in a future Los Angeles has become
an enormous cult hit. Harrison Ford stars as Decker, a Blade Runner who's job it is to track down and destroy androids who have somehow escaped their own programming in an attempt to live a more human life.

Blade Runner has been ranked as the second most influential effects film of all time by the members of the Visual Effects Society, beaten only by Star Wars.

Syd Mead's designs were brought to life by a fabulous team of effects artists and the resulting vision created a legacy of influence in cinema and video games alike.

Admission to the film is free for anyone who attends the speaking session...