Brussels Girl Geek Night Out: 3D Festival Avant Première “Ocean World” @ Kinepolis Liège Mon 30 November 19:45
Good news! Brussels Girl Geek Dinner has 20 free tickets for the national Avant Première of OceanWorld 3D on Mon 30 November 19:45 at Kinepolis, Liège. Want to join us? Put your name (and those of the friends you bring with you) on the wiki page.
Digital 3D film production is in full flight: 2009 is therefore the ideal year to launch a Film Festival entirely dedicated to 3D. From Bollywood to Hollywood, from Shanghai to Brussels and Liège, the 3D planet is bubbling with excitement: three 3D films were distributed in 2008, some fifteen in 2009 and to date we have counted more than 150 3D films in production (listed films).
The 3D Stereo MEDIA 2009 Film Festival offers the general public and 3D image professionals:
- A selection of the best 3D films from the digital 3D era*. This selection is composed of 15 mid- and feature-length films.
- A short film competition and a feature film competition*. Three films were selected in each category by the organisers and will be presented to the jury.
The 3D Film festival will be held both by Kinepolis Antwerp, Brussels & Liege. Kinepolis will play a selection of 3D movies every night from the 1st December till the 3rd.
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*Ocean World 3D*
Director: Jean-Jacques et François Mantello
Producer: 3D Entertainment
Length: 85 min
Follow Aris the sea turtle, who embarks on a journey across the oceans in search of the origin of mysterious, far away calls. Aris encounters both her friends and her predators. What she finally discovers is that the greatest threat to the fate of ocean life doesn’t lie beneath the waves, but in the hands of the people from above.
In French with the lecture of Marion Cotillard.
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The 20th edition of Brussels Girl Geek Dinner takes place in Zaventem (Brussels) on Wed 25 November 2009 18:00-21:30. To get in for free, write your name on the wiki.
Ladies only, please!
Course of the evening:
- 18:00 Doors open
- 19:00 – 19:10: Welcome & introduction by Philippe Borremans (@HoratioNelson)
- 19:10 Climate crisis vs sustainable design, by Serge De Gheldere (futureproofed.com, Al Gore’s Climate Project)
- 19:10 – 19:30 The Story of Big Blue by Caroline Van Marcke (@carodou)
- 19:40 – 20:00 Guided tour by 3 Big Blue Planners.
- 20:00 – 21:30 Drinks & walking dinner
- 21:30 Time to grab the goodie bag and go home.
On 14 November 2009, Van Marcke Belgium opened Big Blue, the first renovated industrial CO2 neutral building in Belgium/
Big Blue, is really an information and sales center, devoted to energy-friendly solutions for heating and water. Within this climate center, Van Marcke brings together all know-how and all stakeholders involved in energy-friendly solutions for heating and water.
The building itself is a prime example of energy-conscious renovation. The former industrial depot, covering 1,500 m 2 in surface area, was completely renovated, refurbished and converted into a CO 2 -neutral building.
The building complies with the latest passive-house standards: neither fuel oil nor natural gas are used for heating purposes. All electrical power for heating, ventilation and lighting is derived from solar energy. The water for the sanitary facilities comes from an installation that collects rainwater from the roof and filters it.
The driving force and designers of Big Blue are Van Marcke family, which consulted climate expert Serge De Gheldere, the head of FutureProofed.
Belgian consumers can make a difference.
The high levels of energy and water consumption of private homes in Belgium is weighing down heavily on the planet’s climate conditions. Our residential homes produce 31% of total carbon dioxide emissions in Belgium. They are the second largest polluter, preceded only by industry (35%) and followed by transport (18%).
Taking a closer look at the carbon dioxide emissions generated by your average Belgian family, 31% of emissions are found to derive from energy consumption and, looking even closer, the biggest culprits are heating and hot water, representing 24.6% of total CO2 emissions.
Belgians do not stint on drinking water either: 52% of the mains (drinking) water consumed by the average Belgian household could be perfectly replaced by rainwater. Here, the principal water-guzzlers are: the toilet (31%), the washing-machine (12%) and water for house cleaning and garden maintenance (9%).
Caroline Van Marcke, member of the Board of Directors of the Van Marcke Group:
“These figures make it abundantly clear that every household can actively join in working towards protecting the climate. By opting for sustainable solutions in the areas of heating and water, their individual efforts are certain to make a big difference in due course. Which is exactly why it is of vital importance for us to provide consumers with correct, concrete and easily comprehensible information and guidance.
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The 19th edition of Brussels Girl Geek Dinner takes place in Leuven on Wed 18 November 2009 18:00-21:30. To get in for free, write your name on the wiki. Ladies only, please!
The 19th edition of Brussels Girl Geek Dinner takes place in Leuven on Wed 18 November 2009 18:00. Speakers are Ward Callens, Director, .MGX Division at Materialise & Dominique D’Heedene (@designarenas) of DesignArenas, an e-tailer specializing in bringing hotel luxury and lifestyle at home.
.MGX works with innovative 3D printing techniques and some of the top designers, architects and artists from around the world to produce architectural models, art pieces and other custom projects, as well as a range of exceptional lighting objects, furniture, interior goods and accessories – all with a degree of detail, complexity and speed that cannot be offered by other production techniques.
Through the specific technologies of stereolithography and selective laser sintering, objects are brought to life primarily as single pieces, without joints or seams, through the principle of ‘additive fabrication’, whereby material is transformed from one state to another (liquid to solid or welding of material particles by laser beam). In most cases, .MGX creations would be impossible to produce using other manufacturing methods.
Recent .MGX collaborations have included projects with artists such as Frank Stella and Peter Jansen, as well as Asymptote, Future Systems, SOM, Foster & Partners, UN Studio and other leading architectural and design firms. The .MGX line of design products is currently exported to over 20 countries worldwide; has received many awards, including two Red Dot Design Awards; is featured in numerous international museums, including the MoMA in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris; and regularly appears in top design and decor publications such as: Icon, Surface Magazine, Elle Decor and Vogue Living.
Dominique D’Heedene graduated in Business Administration from KU Leuven in 1986. She started her professional career in Latin America, during and Aiesec traineeship in a banana company in Ecuador for 2 years. Right after she spent 8 months at IBM in Puerto Rico. Back in Belgium she continued to work for IBM until 2007 as an IT Architect.
In 2007 she interrupted her career at IBM and launched her own company, DesignArenas, an e-tailer specializing in bringing hotel luxury and lifestyle at home. DesignArenas partners with luxury and design hotels, build collections of interior design articles used in the partner hotels and builds a compelling visual experience through the webshop. Dominique is the architect of the business model and the portal and webshop structure. She negotiates with hotels and suppliers and runs DesignArenas. Today there are 6 online shops as a result as partnerships with Belgian and Spanish Hotel groups. These online shops offer the design and luxury products that can be found in the partner hotels and “bring hotel luxury home”.
This completely new direction in her life gives her plenty of energy and space for her own creativity and drive. With DesignArenas, Dominique wants to put money aside and create a children fund for her 3rd career in charity sector within 10 to 15 years …
Since October 2009, she’s back at IBM as an IT Architect while she continues as an entrepreneur with DesignArenas.
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