updated 12:05 pm EDT, Wed October 26, 2005
Macworld Expo Features
Macworld Conference & Expo today announced the Feature Presentations lineup for the January event. Mac Industry favorites Michael Rubin, David Pogue, Chris Pirillo and Russell Brown will be featured, and topics include: George Lucas revolutionizing filmmaking; David Pogue's Macworld talk show; the rise of Podcasting; and new features in Photoshop CS. It was also announced today that the Feature Presentations will now be open to all Macworld attendees - those with conference passes as well as those with exhibit hall passes. In previous years, a conference pass was required to attend the Feature Presentations.
"Droidmaker" (1/11/06 at 11:30 a.m) Michael Rubin, author of "Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution," will discuss how the remarkable tools now on every Mac began as revolutionary notions in the late 1960s, from radicals like Lucas and his friend Francis Coppola. Concurrent with the making of The Empire Strikes Back, Lucas launched research so prolific, and yet so private, that few realize its impact on editing, audio, video games and computer graphics. Rubin gives the inside story of George Lucas and spins a tale of movies, technology and friendships.
"Macworld Live! with David Pogue" (1/11/06 at 10:30 a.m.) New York Times technology columnist and Mac industry luminary David Pogue returns to Macworld to host this entertaining and informative talk show. Always a crowd favorite, "Macworld Live! With David Pogue" includes the news of the day, exciting guests, David's famous song parodies and plenty of surprises.
"The Russell Brown Power Hour" (1/13/06 at 10:00 a.m.) Photoshop expert Russell Brown will kick off the hour with virtuoso style and classic theatre. Prepare for an "altered" view of Photoshop, guaranteed to make you smile. Russell will take you on a wild and wacky ride through some of the key new features found in Photoshop CS. In his own unique style, he will cover some of his favorite new features and reveal amazing ways to use them.
"The Podcast Economy" (1/13/06 at 10:00 a.m.) Industry luminary Chris Pirillo presents his insights on the rise of the Podcasting phenomenon: the societal impact and the economic opportunities that have arisen in its wake. From his unique vantage point as one of the pioneers of RSS-based business models, Chris brings a wealth of insight and practical advice with him that will inspire you, challenge your perceptions and shed reality on where Podcasting is today and where it can go tomorrow.
"MacBrainiac Challenge" (1/12/06 at 9:30 a.m.) Macworld's geek trivia game. Who will dethrone Jason Snell's Macworld Magazine team - the winner of the past two events? Hosted by Chris Breen, with teams comprised of Mac personalities.