Month: March 2017

Game On: Voices in Video Games Speak Out for Themselves


  On Oct. 21, 2016, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, or SAG-AFTRA, called for a strike against a number of high-profile companies such as Electronic Arts, Insomniac Games, Take-Two Interactive Software, and more on behalf of voiceover artists active within the video game industry. It is now the second longest-running […]

Apple Invests in AI

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“Apple Inc. will allow its artificial intelligence teams to publish research papers for the first time”, reported Alex Webb of Bloomberg on Dec. 6, 2016, adding that the move “[marked] a significant change in strategy that could help accelerate the iPhone maker’s advances in deep learning.”   Apple’s initial announcement came as a surprise to […]

Tappin’ Feet at the PDX Jazz Festival


Jazz enthusiasts of all ages took their seats and settled in at Winningstad Theater for the Ralph Peterson Triangular show on Feb. 17, 2016. The crowd’s excitement animated the already stunning cherry red theater. The room felt small and intimate, and had a particular buzz to it. A blurred chatter moved throughout the audience, a […]

Portland International Film Festival: Award Winners and Film Previews


The Portland International Film Festival is put on yearly by the NW Film Festival.     Old Stone A Chinese taxi driver, Lao Shi, is put to the ultimate morale test as one sloppy swerve of his wheel turns into a tragic automobile/ pedestrian accident. An average family man without many prospects finds himself suddenly […]

Senate Bill 540: Proposed Oregon Law Targets Student Protesters


A bill in Oregon’s State Senate may threaten college students’ due process of rights. The bill fundamentally changes the relationship between public schools and state government. Senate Bill (SB) 540, would mandate public colleges and community colleges to expel any student convicted of riot. While this bill could impact students who engage in future civil […]