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2008-10-15 09:00:21

The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (http://smpte.org), the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry, will honor 15 entertainment technology innovators from leading corporations and universities at a gala ceremony at SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference & Expo (http://smpte2008.org). Five gold medal awards will be bestowed, including the prestigious Progress Medal, which will be given to Birney D. Dayton, chairman and chief technical officer of...

2008-10-07 09:00:33

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (http://smpte.org), the leading international technical society for the motion imaging industry, is forming a technology committee to standardize mastering and packaging formats for content distributed over broadband networks. Such a broadband standard could fuel fresh business models by enabling consumers to purchase entertainment from any online destination and play it back on any device. The committee's launch highlights SMPTE's...

2008-09-23 09:00:40

Pioneering show runners Jesse Alexander ("Heroes,""Lost"), Tim Kring ("Heroes,""Crossing Jordan"), Javier Grillo-Marxuach ("The Middleman,""Medium") and Naren Shankar ("CSI,""UC: Undercover") will partake in an in-depth panel discussion about transmedia--branding and storytelling across multiple media channels--at SMPTE 2008: Annual Tech Conference & Expo (http://smpte2008.org). They are the first of several top creative talents to be named to the trend-defining session, which will be...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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