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Event Websites: 3 Things to Change Now

Seriously. The event website is more important than ever in this digital age. But the context has changed, both in terms of technology and communication. If you are not concerned with marketing efficiency, no-shows at events or getting more business you can skip this post.

Scientists Discover Ways to Optimize Light Sources for Vision: Tuning Lighting Devices Could Save Billions

(ScienceDaily)  Vision researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute have made a groundbreaking discovery into the optimization of light sources to human vision. By tuning lighting devices to work more efficiently with the human brain, the researchers believe billions of dollars in energy costs could be saved.

Endless Original Music: Computer Program Creates Music Based On Emotions

(Science Daily) A group of researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) has developed Inmamusys, a software programme that can create music in response to emotions that arise in the listener. By using Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, the programme means that original, copyright-free and emotion-inspiring music can be played continuously.

Now the Mobile Phone Goes Emotional

(Science Daily) ForcePhone is a mobile synchronous haptic communication system. During phone calls, users can squeeze the side of the device and the pressure level is mapped to vibrations on the recipient?s device. Computer scientists from University of Helsinki indicate that an additional haptic channel of communication can be integrated into mobile phone calls using a pressure to vibrotactile mapping with local and remote feedback. The pressure/vibrotactile messages supported by ForcePhone are called pressages.

Klewel launches its new product "Triskel"

Klewel is about to publically launch its new product "Triskel" at the IBC 2011 trade show on September 9-13, 2011, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Triskel is a comprehensive webcasting solution for events such as conferences. It consists of a multimedia capture station along with a portal for online publishing. Triskel consists of an audio-visual recording station associated with a web portal.

New Computers Respond to Students' Emotions, Boredom

Emotion-sensing computer software that models and responds to students' cognitive and emotional states , including frustration and boredom, has been developed by University of Notre Dame Assistant Professor of Psychology Sidney D'Mello, Art Graesser from the University of Memphis and a colleague from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
D'Mello also is a concurrent assistant professor of computer science and engineering.

The Beginner's Guide to Why You Should Use Unique Hashtags for Event Social Media Success

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Hashtags can be found everywhere on the internet these days. The trend that first started on Twitter as a way to help users find other members with similar interests has now expanded to Facebook, Google+ and more.

Why you must be hand in glove with your potential participants

Attracting participants to conferences is one of the main challenges for all event organizers. What can help is making your event client-oriented and “exclusive”. Interesting topics, discussions of vital issues, famous speakers and thought-leaders, unusual event format... Right. But I'd like to focus on one of the best motivators for people to attend an event, that is personal engagement in preparation of this event. Conferences are organized for attendees, so that they get answers to their professional questions, share ideas and opinions, meet peers.

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