Vista Launch

19 Jan 2007

Like I already mentioned on my other blog, it’s been a very very busy week. I had to run from one meeting to the other to get myself up to date and informed about everything that’s going on for the Windows Vista launch event of January 30th. I myself am taking care of the virtual pillar of the event, namely the live streaming into Second Life on over a dozen of locations in the game. It’s going to be one frigging huge event. Together with One Agency, which is taking care of the stream conversion, we’re placing huge movie screens at the clubs everywhere in the game, to stream a live concert of Praga Khan that will be simultaneously broadcasted on the website, 3G (mobile streaming) and then of course also in the virtual world. The real life event will be at the famous Atomium, a national monument that looks like a gigantic molecular structure. It’s a prestigious location, and every sphere of the construction will have its own theme. The real life event will have around 850+ guests, the stream to Second Life will (if all goes well) takes another 1500 gamers to the Vista and Office 2007 launch event for a free and live concert. I don’t think any concert has ever been streamed on that scale, ever. Fingers crossed and hope it works out fine. I’ll keep you posted.

Atomium Brussels

Active balls of the Atomium will feature:

  • Music Sphere
    Unique digital concert, relaxing atmosphere,… Highlights: Vista Music and surrounding features
  • Digital Memories
    A Unique picture-editing workshop, where the Photo-Touch-Up from Vista will be explained. Michiel Hendryckx, one of the better Belgian press photographers will give tips there as well.
  • Innovation Made In Belgium
    Innovative cases by Belgian companies. Highlights: Vista’s productivity environment.
  • Personal Productivity
    Classroom of the future, Office 2007 Quiz,… Highlights: the Vista PC with Office 2007 suite.
  • Gaming
    Challenge ‘enfant terrible’ Frank Molnar on the gigantic plasma screens. Highlights: Vista Games Explorer.
  • Tv & Movies
    HD imaging with director Wim Robberechts, learn to create your own movies and pictures in HD. Create your own personalized DVD of ‘Belgium, The Movie’ (and take it home with you afterwards). Highlights: the HD revolution, supported by Vista.
  • Top sphere: VIP lounge, surprizes and stuff I can’t talk about yet.

I’ll tell you more as soon as I can. Belgian launch site: (Dutch/French)


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  1. Dean

    January 19, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    Is the Second Life party by invitation only? If so, any chance I could get an invite? :)

  2. Coolz0r

    January 20, 2007 at 10:47 am

    It’s not by invitation. That’s why I’m trying to get as many clubs in the deal as possible, so that anyone who wants to check it out can be part of it. I’ll send you an email with the stream urls and different locations (I’ll blog it too) so you can pick a place to go to. See you there, Dean!

  3. Stijn

    January 25, 2007 at 12:47 am

    Any chance of getting an invitation to the actual event in the Atomium?

  4. Coolz0r

    January 25, 2007 at 1:23 am

    Sorry Stijn, we’re overbooked already, but you can attend the concert in second life. Look up the strawberry estate, you’re more than welcome there!

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