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Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Good, The Bad, The GA/GI!

Photo shown: GA/GI Archives

GA/GI boasted no shortage of photographers, many who are just now rolling film from their cameras. We feel truly blessed on this score. Some took advantage of our "Live! Laugh! and Upload" system created by Deeplocal to send images as they happened. Others caught images on the fly from one venue to the next trying to find food that was quickly being devoured; swarms of students like Adam Keene from Mpowered at Duquesne University, hung in for our belated but astonishing fashion show; he met us at the end of the evening nodding and patting his back pack. In our last post, You met Spike from VivoLive, who experimented with an awesome live stream of GA/GI Activities, the busy battery going out moments before our first model hit the runway. GA/GI Fest was a-whirl with showcases, show stoppers, first-year surprises and happy paparazzi snapping away. It is these images that will best tell our story, and some of the most compelling photographs of the Geek Art/ Green Innovator's event have been captured by Heather Mull. A photographer of considerable talent, Mull shot the March 31st City Paper cover featuring Bill O'Driscoll's GA/GI Festival story. And recently through artist Randie Snow (who's work is still on exhibit at Voluto Coffee), we discovered Mull's images in the blog "Keystone Edge." They are amazingly beautiful! Mull captured some of our finest festival moments, so while we work to put together our comprehensive Media Review, this retrospective of some of the evening's delights, is a feast that will surely curb any post event anticipation! Click the link below view and enjoy.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

THANKS ALL!!! GA/GI Sweeps the Media and Steals Your Hearts!

GA/GI made PA history and cemented Penn Avenue as a Pittsburgh arts icon thanks to the thousands of you who attended! We have tons of media footage to filter through, art to return, hand shaking to do with our sponsors and partners and post meetings to plan. But we will soon be letting you see how it all played out and will showcase our best GA/GI videos and images soon! Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your participation in this amazing event and keep watching our blog for updates! In the meantime... Do you have comments or images you'd like to share for our GA/GI Media Review... ideas for GA/GI 2011? Please e-mail us:

A special thanks to Dave Edwards and Art Energy Design for the generous use of the "Power Flower" brand!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Can't Be THERE? Watch GA/GI on VIvoLIVE!

Spike Katora director of Product Development @ Vivo Live caught us between bouts of festival madness and offered to broadcast us Live! Looks like another festival first as we live-stream our activities during Unblurred on Penn from 5 to ?

Katora began his company a year ago when his aunt was getting married. Her husband-to-be parent's couldn't make the wedding, so Spike sprung into action creating a live stream and making it happen with one computer and one camera! One year and one "Innovation Works" grant later , and he's taking on GA/GI, excited about the cool people and projects we've pulled together for the evening. He'll be roaming our 4 clusters with one small camera and only a back pack for back up!

It going to be one grand experiment within our experiment, and we'll all be holding our collective breaths for the moment we go LIVE!

Watch GA/GI LIVE! Tonight!