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imageToday Microsoft opens The Microsoft Gallery for Internet Week New York 2009 in Manhattan’s

Meatpacking District to showcase digital and digital inspired art alongside Microsoft and Microsoft partner technologies such as multi-touch computing and rich internet experiences.

Where:  414 W. 14th Street – New York, NY
When:   June 2-8, 2009; 12PM – 8PM each day

You are invited to attend The Microsoft Gallery during Internet Week New York 2009 in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.  Microsoft will temporarily inhabit the retail space of 414 West 14th Street, between 9th Avenue and Washington Street, and be open to the public daily for the duration of Internet Week New York 2009; June 1 – 8 at 12:00 Noon.  The Microsoft Gallery will celebrate art and technology by showcasing digital and digital inspired art alongside Microsoft and Microsoft partner technologies such as multi-touch computing and rich internet experiences to demonstrate emerging technologies, innovation, as well as, inspire the local technology industry of New York City.

To help bring art and technology to life, The Microsoft Gallery will display innovative Microsoft and Microsoft partner technologies such as Microsoft Silverlight and Expression Studio for designing and delivering rich internet experiences, Microsoft Surface for multi-touch social computing, HP TouchSmart for intuitive multi-touch personal computing, and XBOX 360 gaming consoles for high fidelity gaming and entertainment.   As well, the work of digital artists Jonathan Zimmerman and Yorgo Alexopoulos will be showcased with multiple high-resolution projectors and LCD displays.  There will also be a number of other digital or digital inspired works presented as video, sculpture, and mix media. 

Come Join Us!   Bring your family, your customers & your friends to see what it is all about and be a part of Internet Week in NYC. 

The Microsoft Gallery will host a number of daily presentations and panel discussions from industry thought leaders at digital agencies such as Schematic, Cynergy Systems, and Vectorform.  Microsoft will host startup focused sessions that introduce the Microsoft BizSpark program that provides free access to Microsoft tools and servers products to technology entrepreneurs.

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Press Preview (Press Only)

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1:00PM - 2:00PM: Microsoft BizSpark for Technology Startups

5:00PM - 6:00PM: Microsoft BizSpark for Technology Startups

7:00PM - 10:00PM: Microsoft Cocktail Reception - Please RSVP with + guest to sean.seibel@microsoft.com.

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1:00 PM: Smearing the Monitor: From Microsoft Surface Tables to Your Home PC, Reach Out and Touch The Cloud presented by Cynergy Systems

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1:00 PM: Why Do All Web 2.0 Websites Look Alike? How to Create Sticky Eyeballs & Break Out of the Shiny Box

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1:00 PM: The Future of Digital Cities presented by Schematic
5:00 PM: NUI - Natural User Interfaces presented by Vectorform

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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Lego Lunch with Lego Sculptor Sean Kenney