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Fashion Research Institute Collaborates with Intel Labs to Bring Premium Digital Content to Science Sim

“Content is King” has long been the mantra of the gurus of the Internet.  And now, Fashion Research Institute has teamed up with Intel Labs to provide users with a myriad of choices in premium digital content to help give those users a solid start to their Science Sim efforts.

Fashion Research Institute has been collaborating with Intel Labs since 2009, helping to push the limits of content development.

“Compelling content will drive the growth of virtual world grids; performance is essential to sustain that growth. But compelling content must be there first for the platform to host the business models to follow, including ours,” says FRI CEO Shenlei Winkler. “In particular, our research, which is supported by studying more than 65,000 new users to virtual worlds, shows that premium avatar customization content in particular aids in user uptake and deeper immersion to the platform”

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FRI provided Science Sim with six full avatars in various skin tones for male and females with multiple facial hair and makeup options, as well as a range of clothing, jewelry, shoes, and hairstyles. Additionally, FRI has provided landscaping, texture packs and buildings of various sorts.

“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to collaborate with Intel Labs to bring over 800 items of inventory to the Science Sim project,” says Winkler.

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Along with recent performance enhancements, we are laying a foundation for further exploration of new problem solving methodologies. Fashion Research Institute is collaborating in this effort through their recent content contribution,” says Dr. Mic Bowman, Principal Engineer, Intel Labs.

Teach Parallel, the Intel Software Network TV, recently interviwed Dr. Mic Bowman, the principal engineer in Intel Labs, who leads the Virtual World Infrastructure research project, in which he discusses advances in Science Sim and the FRI content contribution. http://blip.tv/play/g5FLgoSJXgA%2Em4v

 

About Fashion Research Institute, Inc.: FRI is at the forefront of developing innovative design & merchandising solutions for the apparel industry.  They research and develop products and systems for the fashion industry that sweepingly address wasteful business and production practices. All items included in the Science Sim content library are covered by a license.  The class of the content determines the exact license. Scripts are covered by BSD, GPL, Creative Commons, and Public Domain licenses. All other content contributed is covered by Fashion Research Institute’s content license.

Science Sim is part of an evolution toward online 3D experiences that look, act and feel real. Sometimes dubbed the “3D internet,” Intel Labs refers to this technology trend as immersive connected experiences, or ICE. ScienceSim is differentiated from most virtual world environments
by its open source architecture. ScienceSim leverages open source building blocks (installation utilities, management tools, client viewers, etc.) based on OpenSimulator (OpenSim) software.

(Image courtesy Fashion Research Institute, Inc.)

Source: Hypergridbusiness.com

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Alternative Hair Show 2011

Preview of Lady Gaga in 2011)

In what could have been considered a 2011 Monster Ball Tour preview, the Alternative Hair Show showed off a number of Lady Gaga inspired looks during a runway show held at the Grand Temple, Freemason’s Hall in central London Sunday. In addition to the outrageous hair creations, the models also sported matching Gaga-esque flamboyantly bombastic outfits that featured lots of leotards and a wide array of crazily impractical accouterments:

Models display creations during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in central London October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: FASHION)

For LG fashion addicts these last few weeks have been a bit uneventful, so in an effort to sill that void I offer up a collection of fantastically fun fashion photos from the Alternative Hair Show!

A model displays a creation during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in central London October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: FASHION IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A model presents a creation during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in central London, October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)

A model displays a creation during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in central London October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: FASHION)

A model displays a creation during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in central London October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: FASHION)

A model displays a creation during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in central London October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: FASHION)

A model presents a creation during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in central London, October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: ODDLY SOCIETY)

A model displays a creation during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in central London October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: FASHION)

A model presents a creation during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in central London, October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: ODDLY SOCIETY)

A model presents a creation during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in central London, October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ODDLY)

A model presents a creation during the Alternative Hair Show at the Grand Temple, Freemason's Hall in central London, October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)

Photos: REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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Affinage proudly sponsored The Alternative Hair Show 2010 

In its 28th year, the Alternative Hair Show is recognised as the worlds most prestigious annual hairdressing event, hosting leading show teams and inspirational hair artists from all over the globe.

Affinage is a proud sponsor of the 2010 event, which this year moves to the beautiful and mysterious Masonic Temple in the Freemasons’ Hall in London’s Covent Garden.

This years show brings a dazzling showcase of mystery and inspiration as the artistic show teams translate the theme: Masquerade.

The venue is the perfect facade for Masquerade and will create an exciting, intimate atmosphere as well as allowing the audience to see every detail of the hair, make up, costume and performance.

GALA DINNER CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF LEUKAEMIA & LYMPHOMA RESEARCH

Guests attending the late show had the exclusive opportunity to book tickets for the 3-course Gala Dinner prior to the late show. This was held at 6pm in the beautiful Connaught Rooms, adjacent to the Freemasons Hall.

Gala dinner tickets for 2011 can be booked through www.alternativehair.org

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    Spring / Summer 2011 Fashionable Themes

    Interfiliere: Spring / Summer 2011 trend motifs

    Interfiliere, a fashion industry body dedicated to lingerie and beachwear correctly peg Spring 2011’s fashion trends as an evolution of several recent fashion trends; key amongst them is the continued reinterpretation of classic styles along all heavily influenced by the ‘lingerie as outerwear’ trend that Fashionising.com has been touting for some time now.

    Key look: loungerie

    For the latter, they’ve coined a new term: loungerie. With the elements of lingerie, be it girly or overtly sexual, so prominent in street fashion, Interfiliere see Spring 2011’s key street wear trends as a mixture between lingerie, swimwear and streetwear (which they group as loungewear), and lingerie. Hence the portmanteau.

    In their own words:

    The new Loungerie takes a leaf out of, and gets the best of, lingerie for an alternative, parallel wardrobe; [one that is] light, intimate, and impossible to “classify.”

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    Over-all themes

    Lingerie as street wear aside, there are four themes that Interfiliere believe will be key to Spring / Summer 2011 fashion trends:

    Tendresse (fondness)

    spring 2011 fondness

    An atmosphere heavily loaded with, memories but reinvented by using, technical innovations. To maintain the feeling of softness and a nostalgia of charm, there are sophisticated constructions, digital prints, placed jacquards, audacious accents, and subtle featherweight effects, silks, fine cottons, blends.

    Then there are the refined, luxury lines of coordinates made to last: it’s the triumphant return of the camisole, bodices, teddies: all expressions of an eternal seduction.

    spring 2011 fondness

    Antidote

    spring 2011 antidote

    Happiness lies in non conformity. It’s not a question of being good or reasonable, but the passion colours evoke, the explosions of prints, geometrical accents, Indian flowers, folk music kitsch, cartoon influences and the naive primitives that all mix create a wild patchwork of fashion.

    A liberated celebration of all that everyday life is about. Amusing creativity, beachwear influences, mixes of ethnic and otherworld, ardour and femininity, the whole trend being based on strong lines.

    spring 2011 antidote

    Oasis

    spring 2011 oasis

    Pleasure gorged on the sun and freshness you’ll want from Spring / Summer 2011.

    On the one hand, the exotic: exuberant nature inspired by Gauguin, luxuriant foliage and cat-like beachwear motifs. On the other hand, the desert: a landscape of sand, primitive embroideries, Berber stripes, beautiful laces patinated by the years, ikats and metal accents.

    For ample shapes such as caftans or djellabahs, dry knits, charming linens and cottons for the loungerie trend.

    spring 2011 oasis

    Sublime

    spring 2011 sublime

    The essence of a new luxury, ostentatious and astonishing with a hint of theatrical and urban roughness.

    Haute couture meets high-tech. The scene is ostentatious, emphatically astonishing, and unique. In the corridors of this new theatricality surface effects, contrasts of opaque and transparency. Think transfer prints, graphics and bondageaccents.

    This is the essence of the new luxury, exceptional beauty ready to conquer the land of modernity.

    spring 2011 sublime

    Source: Fashionising.com by Daniel P Dykes

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