From techPowerUp!, Monday, March 16 2009:
NVIDIA Cancels NVISION 2009
Deteriorating world economy claims another victim in the tech world: NVISION, the annual flagship visual-computing promotional event by NVIDIA for 2009 is reportedly called off, according industry observer DigiTimes. NVISION draws parallels with MacWorld Expo, an event that showcases Apple technologies.
NVIDIA hosts the NVISION event ideally in the third quarter of an year. NVISION ’08 was held in between August 25th and 27th, at the San Jose Convention Center, California, United States. The economic decline has reduced the number of attendees considering visiting the show, says NVIDIA. It was added that the company would hold several smaller forums in the coming fall.
Finally, video clips from the NVScene seminars at NVision are available online.Â Thanks to Temis/NVidia, Trixter/Hornet, and Demoscene.tv for arranging the video recording and capture.Â Â For now, they are viewable exclusively at demoscene.tv, and eventually they will be available at scene.org and archive.org for download.Â Clips included are:
Preacher / Traction – The other side of programming
iQ / RGBA – Rendering worlds with raytracing on the GPU
Pixtur / Still – Understanding realtime as design potential
Navis / ASD – Deconstructing demos: from conception to performance
Bonzaj / Plastic – Interactive elements in Linger In Shadows
Besides these two interviews, Demoscene.tv has good coverage of NVScene itself, including hall fly-bys, interviews with the organizers, footage of the competition screenings, and even some Rob is Jarig dance action.
Visitors from North America and Europe alike were treated to some amazing seminars and demos this past week, all in a top-notch HD theater-like setting. For a one-stop-shop for downloads, reviews, results, and (eventually) photos, visit the NVScene 2008 page at PouÃ«t. A Winnebago parked outside also proved quite the attraction, photos are here. We will link to videos of the seminars when they’re available, or keep an eye on nvision.scene.org.
“Deconstructing Demos – From Conception to Performance”
Presented by Konstantinos Pataridis (Navis from ASD)
“Exploring Chunks of Time – Interactive Elements in ‘Linger In Shadows’”
Presented by: Michal Staniszewski (Bonzaj from Plastic)
“From .kkrieger to debris. – Procedural Content Generation Taken to Extremes”
Presented by Dierk Ohlerich (Chaos from Farbrausch)
“Rendering Worlds with Two Triangles – Raytracing on the GPU”
Presented by IÃ±igo Quilez (IQ from RGBA)
“Expanding the Limits of 4K – History and Evolution of TBC Intros and Tools”
Presented by Rune Stubbe (Mentor from TBC)
“Understanding Realtime as Design Potential”
Presented by Thomas Mann (Pixtur from Still)
“The Other Side of Demo Coding – Translating Concepts into Code”
Presented by Martti Nurmikari (Preacher from Traction)
“The History of the Demoscene”
Presented by Bent Stamnes (Gloom from Excess, Portal Process and scene.org), Gergely Szeley (Gargaj from Conspiracy), Ekkehard BrÃ¼ggemann (steeler from digitalekulture.ev and Breakpoint)
The pre-reg date for NVision/NVScene has been extended again, this time to July 31st.
So if you STILL haven’t registered, you now have another month to get the discount.
As of this writing, only 19 people have signed up for demoscene seats [according to the online seating chart]. Please register and support this party! In addition to the discount, if you register now you can select a good seat on the seating chart.
The competition prizes for NVScene 2008 have been announced. For the winning demo, how does $5,000 and two GeForce cards (specific models not given yet, but we can assume high-end) sound? Not to mention what may be the largest prize ever for a 1st place 4k intro: $2,000 plus a GeForce card. The payouts extend to the top 5 entries in each compo. Finally, every ticket-holder at NVScene will receive a free academic copy of SoftImage XSI, just for registering.