If anyone is interested, we&#39;ll be renting car and driving over. Still have room for two more. We&#39;ll be leaving the mish at 6:30 and probably be back around 10. Lemme know if you&#39;d like to ride with us.<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 10:43 AM, Aaron Muszalski <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:sfslim@gmail.com">sfslim@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); padding-left: 1ex;">

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<font face="arial" size="2">Please join me tonight for the opening reception of Audrey Penven&#39;s first solo photography exhibit, &quot;Dancing With Invisible Light&quot;. This show documents Audrey&#39;s recent experimentation using a Microsoft Kinect as a lightsource and photographing the results with an infrared DSLR. The resulting images are striking, as strange and otherworldly as they are beautifully and unmistakably human, displaying a magical tension between the digital and analog. We&#39;re very excited to share these beautifully luminous images with you in person.</font></div>



<div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><br></font></div><div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2">In addition to Audrey&#39;s photos, tonight&#39;s reception will feature a live musical performance by Doctor Popular, performing his original BitPop compositions on iPad and iPhone, and delicious organic vegan catering from our friends at Idle Hands Baking Company.</font></div>



<div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><br></font></div><div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2">The opening runs from 6pm-11pm at Emeryville&#39;s Pictopia Gallery. I&#39;ve included directions below for driving and BART. (Both are surprisingly easy!) And if you&#39;d like to attend but don&#39;t have transport, please let me know and I&#39;ll happily see what I can do to help out.</font></div>



<div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><br></font></div><div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2">Sincerely,</font></div><div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">



<font face="arial" size="2">Slim</font></div><div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><br></font></div><div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2">ps. As this is Audrey&#39;s debut show, we would be extremely grateful if you&#39;d take a moment to spread the word, either by forwarding this email, inviting friends/coworkers or posting about the show on Facebook or Twitter. Thank you.</font></div>



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<font face="arial" size="2">- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - </font></p></div><div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;"><br>

</span></font></div><div style="font-family: arial;"><font face="arial" size="2"><span style="font-family: Helvetica;"><font size="4"><b>Dancing With Invisible Light</b></font></span></font></div><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">



<font face="arial" size="2">Photographs by Audrey Penven</font></p><p style="margin: 0px; min-height: 14px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><br>

</font></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2">In brief: A striking and futuristic series of portraits created using the infrared light from a Microsoft Kinect as the primary light source.</font></p>



<p style="margin: 0px; min-height: 14px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><br></font></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">

<font face="arial" size="2"><a href="http://blog.pictopia.com/category/pictopia_gallery/" target="_blank">Pictopia Gallery</a>, April 1st-29th</font></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">

<font face="arial" size="2">1300 66th Street, Emeryville, CA</font></p><p style="margin: 0px; min-height: 14px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><br>

</font></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2">OPENING RECEPTION: April 1st, 6pm-11pm</font></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">

<font face="arial" size="2">Featuring a live performance on iPad + iPhone by musician <a href="http://www.docpop.org/" target="_blank">Doctor Popular</a></font></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">



<font face="arial" size="2">and delicious organic vegan catering from <a href="http://www.idlehandsbakingcompany.com/" target="_blank">Idle Hands Baking Company</a></font></p><p style="margin: 0px; min-height: 14px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">



<font face="arial" size="2"><br></font></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2">&quot;With these images I was exploring the unique photographic possibilities presented by using a Microsoft Kinect as a light source. The Kinect – an inexpensive videogame peripheral – projects a pattern of infrared dots known as “structured light”. Invisible to the eye, this pattern can be captured using an infrared camera. The Kinect uses the deformation of this dot pattern to derive 3D information about its subjects (an ability which has already spawned an explosion of incredible digital art).</font></p>



<p style="margin: 0px; min-height: 14px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><br></font></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">

<font face="arial" size="2">As a photographer I am most interested in the nature and quality of light: how light behaves in the physical world, and how it interacts with and affects the subjects that it illuminates. During this shoot my models and I were essentially working blind, with the results visible only after each image was captured. Together, we explored the unique physicality of structured light, finding our way in the darkness by touch and intuition. Dancing with invisible light.&quot;</font></p>



<p style="margin: 0px; min-height: 14px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><br></font></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">

<font face="arial" size="2">- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - </font></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><b>Clicky-Linkys</b></font></p>

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<font face="arial" size="2">CNET Interview with the artist: <a href="http://bit.ly/DwILCN" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/DwILCN</a></font></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">

<font face="arial" size="2">Coilhouse: <a href="http://bit.ly/DwILCH" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/DwILCH</a></font></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">

<font face="arial" size="2">Boing Boing: <a href="http://bit.ly/DwILBB" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/DwILBB</a></font></p><p style="margin: 0px; min-height: 14px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">

<font face="arial" size="2">Laughing Squid: <a href="http://bit.ly/DwILLS" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/DwILLS</a><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"></span></font></p><p style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">



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<p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2">Facebook event page: <a href="http://on.fb.me/DwILFB" target="_blank">http://on.fb.me/DwILFB</a></font></p>

<div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><br></font></div><div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2">Audrey&#39;s blog post about the opening,</font></div>



<p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2">including full credits for the shoot: <a href="http://bit.ly/DwILinfo" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/DwILinfo</a></font></p>

<p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><br></font></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">

<font face="arial" size="2"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/audreypenven/sets/72157625454305998/" target="_blank">Dancing With Invisible Light - a Photoset on Flickr</a></font></p><p style="margin: 0px; font-family: arial; font-size: small;">



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<font face="arial" size="2"><b>How To Get There</b></font></div><div><p style="margin: 0px;"><font face="arial" size="2">Pictopia</font></p><p style="margin: 0px;">

<font face="arial" size="2">1300 66th Street, Emeryville, CA</font></p></div><div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><br></font></div><div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">



<font face="arial" size="2"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&amp;source=s_d&amp;saddr=San+Francisco,+CA&amp;daddr=1300+66th+St,+Emeryville,+CA+94608+%28Pictopia%29&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=FVJmQAIdKAe0-CkhAGkAbZqFgDH_rXbwZxNQSg%3BFZqEQQIdn_61-CEsMvmdcaf7fSkbt8oJX36FgDFqHeHxs3bQdQ&amp;mra=ls&amp;sll=37.848189,-122.290406&amp;sspn=0.01081,0.019119&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=37.807071,-122.354908&amp;spn=0.08992,0.15295&amp;z=13" target="_blank">By Car</a></font></div>



<div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2">Find your way to the &quot;Bay Bridge&quot;. (ProTip: That&#39;s the big gray one, not the big orange one.) Drive East. Once across the bridge, keep left, remaining on 80 East (toward Berkeley/Sacramento). Take the Shellmound Street exit. Turn right at Shellmound Street. Take the 2nd left onto 66th St. Pictopia will on the left side of the street.</font></div>



<div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2"><br></font></div><div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><font face="arial" size="2">By BART</font></div><div style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">



<font face="arial" size="2">Exit at the MacArthur station. Board the free Emery-Go-Round shuttle, taking the <b>Hollis Route</b>. Exit at Stop #10, Hollis at 65th. Walk northbound to 66th Street. Turn Right on 66th. Pictopia is halfway down the block, on your left. <b>Please note:</b> the last Emery-Go-Bound back to MacArthur BART departs Hollis &amp; 65th at 9:50pm. More Emery-Go-Round info can be found at <a href="http://www.emerygoround.com/schedule-maps/hollis" target="_blank">http://www.emerygoround.com/schedule-maps/hollis</a></font></div>



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