Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Press conference


Today I attended a press conference at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal - a must visit museum dedicated to the Paris architecture. The purpose of the conference was to announce the launch of a very innovative digital map (a team work of Google and Paris), in which you can see "the future Paris" in 3D. How is that possible? Simply because some of the main architectural projects have been digitally embedded into the giant interactive map that can be seen in the Pavillon. It was really fascinating, but, call me weird, I was even more fascinated by the glow in the dark green shows of Ms Dominique Alba, General Manager of the Pavillon who introduced the project to us ;-) Make sure you also see the making of.

9 comments:

  1. I have a pair just like them! (Not.)

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  2. There's no place like home. There's no place like home. Oh, wait: those were RUBY slippers.

    I'm fascinated by the map. I'm a map freak. Tell me more about it!

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  3. How fascinating this map is, and such a huge job to make it.

    These green shoes made my day :-D

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  4. I just downloaded the Paris 2020 file from their web site...COOOOL
    Thanks Eric for "opening" our eyes to the future.

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  5. You're welcome Martin. I think it's a real great project (a world premiere, they even claimed!)

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  6. Those shoes rock. I don't think I would wear them unless you paid me a great deal of money, but they are pretty cool! And, Yay! The famous Tenin perspective has returned!!

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  7. I'm a map freak too—and I think that is seriously COOL!! I'm not a shoe freak, but those are pretty fabulous too, and I love that you gave them the famous Tenin treatment! (If she'd been wearing a skirt, those other folks might have looked at you even more cross-eyed than they did. :~}

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  8. Pretty cool! The shoes AND the mapping!

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