FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2007
Technology Week Event Planned at College
The magic of three-dimensional simulation and virtual reality will come to life at a January 25, 2007 event at the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center. Part of Los Angeles County Technology Week, the three-hour Technology Briefing will showcase working examples of digital technologies popularized in movies such as Minority Report and Star Trek.
Hosted by the College of the Canyons Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT), the Technology Briefing includes a reception, technology demonstration, and a question and answer period immediately following the demo. The event begins at 4 p.m. and will conclude by 7 p.m. There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Now in its fourth year, L.A. County Technology Week showcases the creativity, resources and technology talents available throughout the Los Angeles region. The week-long series of events highlights the wealth of technology entrepreneurship in Southern California in diverse industry sectors such as entertainment, advanced manufacturing, logistics and media. The College of the Canyons event focuses specifically on engineering, entertainment, and education-related applications of three-dimensional simulations.
"Over the last two to three years we have seen a convergence of digital technologies," said CACT director, Peter Bellas. "This ability to move and adapt digital content from one discipline to another opens up a myriad of new possibilities for industry as well as education and other applications."
EON Reality, the world's leading interactive visual content management software provider, is working with College of the Canyons to provide the Technology Briefing. Winner of the Orange County Innovation business group award for technology, EON Reality is recognized for its 3D and holographic imagery systems. EON Reality is establishing Interactive Digital Centers at colleges in the United States and Europe to develop curriculum and train technicians in the use of three dimensional virtual reality and immersive simulation.
"Digital technology and three-dimensional simulation is changing so many aspects of daily life, from the way products are created and marketed, to the way in which students learn," said Dena Maloney, Dean of Economic Development at College of the Canyons. "The January 25th Technology Briefing will open our eyes to the future and attendees will understand the impact of this exciting technology."
To learn more about LA County Technology Week, visit www.latechweek.com. EON Reality's website is www.eonreality.com. To register for the January 25, 2007 event, call the College of the Canyons Economic Development Division at 661-362-3521.