Wednesday, June 11, 2008

LED Matrix in Comcast Center Lobby

This friday is the public grand opening of the Comcast Center. Friday
is also the day my group, Comcast Interactive Media, moves into the
floors adjacent to CIM City.

Starting this week if you visit the Comcast Center you will find a
massive high definition, very high contrast, LED matrix fully covering
the lobby wall above the elevator portals. I am guessing 9-10 meters
tall and assuming 1080p.

The fascinating thing is that one image displayed is a simulated wood
paneling which makes the screen appear to vanish.

I have an affinity to LED matrices because that was the display
platform I used for the Live8 call to action system back three years
ago. I am going to feel good each time I come into work. Perhaps when
I get exasperated at work I can go down to the lobby and listen to
some Linkin Park

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Freaken Hot News Chick

Sitting in her van. Though she looks hot, in Philadelphia, in front of
the PECO building on Market Street, the "news" is literally THAT IT IS
FREAKEN HOT.

Mulling over the impending lawn mowing this evening in 100 degree heat
index, I walked toward 30th Street Station to catch the R5. I caught
sight of Channel 10 news babe hiding out in her air conditioned news
van waiting for the next live spot on the local news. I am getting
used to strange looks from folks getting their picture snapped with my
iPhone. You are "in the picture" now.

Thank God for Insull and vision of grid utilities. Most folks are cool
inside today as load moves across the grid throughout the day. I
wonder if you will ever see an info babe camped out in front of
Akamai, Amazon, Microsoft and Google some day when the fiber gets too
hot. Probably. But she won't be as sweaty as this chick on Market.

The fiber will be heating up the "in the picture" grid - you can count
on it.