If you have not yet checked out the first annual event at the historic Feed and Grain building in Loveland you still have a chance. Going on this weekend February 10th through the 12th Love + Light showcases an energizing assortment of local artists from multiple disciplines that is sure to please everyone.
When I first arrived on Friday night I was not sure what to expect. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t apprehensive about the evening given the very small amount of information I had about the event. When I first arrived in the area I had no idea that the masses of people and cars were all there to see the show. There was a fifteen minute line outside the building to get in because the fire code only permits them to have 72 people in the building at a time. This made for a pleasantly populated space inside with just the right amount of room to get around and see the displays. Outside live performers kept the spectators entertained with musical light performances and fire dancing.
The wide range of artwork included everything from abstract constructions, steam punk technology, speaking narratives, color changing light art, photography and even a large oil paining gallery. The displays are located in several buildings around the grounds with a nicely decorated school buss dedicated to children’s art, an outdoor area with ice sculptures, the main building housing the bulk of the art and a building just for photography featuring a display from G. Mark Lewis in its main front room with rooms showcasing other photographers as well.
From the classic to the freshly invented Love + Light is a show worth seeing. Did I mention that its free?
Historic Loveland Feed and Grain, 130 W 3rd, Loveland, CO
When people think of displays with a resolution of 2560×2048 they might imagine something measuring 30 inches or more, God forbid it be some underwhelming massive screen with an abysmal pixel density such as todays HD TV’s.
MicroOLED has created a 4.5 megapixel display with just such the specifications and it fits right in front of your eye. Its new 0.61 inch display is powered by efficient OLED technology that allows it to create incredibly small pixels to achieve such high pixel density in less than an inch of area. This will allow them to create high resolution color (1280×1024) and black and white (2560×2048) viewfinders and head mounted displays.
The display is being built to meet military requirements and is being developed for medical professionals, for viewfinders in professional camera equipment and for night vision applications.
You can read more on their website and find out about their technology. http://www.microoled.net/news/news-from-microoled
I tried to come up with a poignant statement for this post. But then I realized what the hell.
Take a minute to read the page by Razor if you are not already aware of the SOPA act and what it means.
If looks aren’t what sell you on peripheral devices you may miss out on the new offering of MadCatz CYBORG headsets. If on the other hand their past products and spec sheets are any indication the newly released Primer Wireless Headset for the Xbox360 and its up coming sister product the F.R.E.Q.5 for PC and Mac are sure to please. Both headset are priced at 100$
The Primer features 5.8GHZ wireless technology as well as 40mm neodymium drivers. It has a two tone black and orange color scheme with a removable mic and external volume knobs for the sound and mic separately.
The CYBORG stylized F.R.E.Q.5 also includes “on ear controls” and a removable mic in addition to 50mm stereo drivers. It has both a 3.5mm jack cord and one with a USB connection that can be switched depending on what kind of connection you prefer. The marketing touts the 3.5mm jack as a way to plug in to mobile devices but users of dedicated sound cards on the PC will appreciate this as their hardware natively supports a 3.5mm connection.
The reason I believe the upcoming F.R.E.Q.5 uses 50mm drivers rather than 40mm is due to partly in fact to keeping the price equal for both unites. So in a since you may be sacrificing a bit of sound quality for the luxury of a wireless connection and battery life on the 360 side of things.
According to their release “the F.R.E.Q.5 Pro Gaming Headset for PC, (is) expected to ship Spring 2012. . .” while the Primer should be shipping already. If you don’t feel like waiting you can preorder the F.R.E.Q.5 now.