Art News – 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,' a documentary of AiWeiwei, trailer released

February 5th, 2011

Ai Weiwei So Sorry Exhibition Poster. Via Aiweiweifilm.

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, a documentary to be released in spring of 2011, portrays a close-up of the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.  Alison Klayman, Beijing based journalist and filmmaker, provides viewers an insight of contemporary China by focusing on the artist’s artistic process and constant public confrontations with the Chinese government.

more images and a link to the trailer after the jump…

Ai Weiwei with documentary director Alsion Klayman. Via Aiweiweifilm.

Ai Weiwei in front of his destroyed Shanghai Studio. Via New York Times.

Ai Weiwei, who refers to himself as “A brand for liberal thinking and individualism,” is one of the most provocative social activist in contemporary China advocating freedom of expression and open access to information, a delicate subject in China.  Since the Beijing Olympic Games and the Sichuan Earthquake in 2008, Ai Weiwei began to infuse art, politics, and activism to provide social commentaries and criticisms on the current Chinese government.  The artist’s works and political standpoint has led him to police surveillance, house arrest, and violent encounters.  Recently in January 2011, the Chinese government demolished the artist’s newly built studio complex in Shanghai, which the artist sent off with a “going-away” party serving river crabs, a word that sounds similar to “harmony” in Mandarin.

Ai Weiwei has affected the way many Chinese and people worldwide think about and view contemporary China and the power role that the government plays.  Often revered as Ai Shen, which translates into Ai God, the artist remains as a preeminent cultural figure with his art and activism not only in China but also globally.

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Medio Systems’ Mobile Platform Supplies Personalized Internet and Consumer Services Across T-Mobile’s Portfolio

Wireless News March 23, 2011

Wireless News 03-23-2011 Medio Systems’ Mobile Platform Supplies Personalized Internet and Consumer Services Across T-Mobile’s Portfolio Type: News

Medio Systems, a mobile Internet software and analytics provider, announced the adoption of its analytically-driven mobile platform by T-Mobile USA to power its open mobile computing and interactive experiences on a full range of devices, including the Android- powered T-Mobile myTouch 4G.

The Company said the Medio platform will enhance open Internet access and drive discovery of entertainment, information, services, and applications via the power of Medio’s mobile analytics system for T-Mobile customers.

According to a release, Medio’s third-generation platform enables mobile operators, handset OEMs, and publishers to launch and manage a broad set of new applications, content, and service offerings, while retaining carrier-class reliability and performance. Devices can be customized to display a customer’s favorite applications, sites, news feeds, and other services. The Medio platform ensures the optimal presentation of mobile and Internet content, links, and other functionality based upon screen size, browser, operating system, and other device capabilities, leading to an optimal experience for the mobile device an individual customer is using. In addition, as customers upgrade to new phones, the Medio platform retains their customizations to offer a more seamless experience as they begin to use a new device. Consumer-driven configuration of content, websites, and services has more than doubled since the rollout of the Medio platform.

“Fueled by America’s largest 4G network and faster, more compelling experiences on T-Mobile’s smartphones, our customers’ use of content, apps, and websites is exploding through their ability to find the content they desire precisely when they need it,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, value added services, T-Mobile USA. “And we’re seeing over three times the level of engagement from customers who have taken advantage of the advanced T-Mobile services powered by Medio.” in our site mytouch 4g review

“We’re thrilled T-Mobile has selected Medio as its Internet infrastructure and analytics partner,” said Rob Lilleness, president and CEO, Medio Systems. “Our plug-and-play platform gives our customers the maximum flexibility to add new features, services, and capabilities for their entire customer base, and our analytics capability makes it easy for their consumers to get the content, information, and services they care about most.”

Medio noted that its third-generation analytics-powered mobile platform delivers the following advantages:

-Consumer-driven personalization: Customers can configure their device to access their favorite applications and websites including Google, Facebook, YouTube, and virtually any other website.

-Analytically-driven recommendations: Consumers are presented with recommendations based on their own customizations within their Web experience – thus boosting engagement and discovery of new content and services.

-Discovery of applications and digital content: Relevant suggestions, based on how customers interact with content and their device, are presented to facilitate discovery. Medio’s platform can support catalogs with millions of items including libraries of digital music, ringtones, wallpaper, and games.

-Time to Market: Carriers, handset OEMs, and mobile publishers can go from concept to launch and then further optimize the solution based on analytics of actual usage. Medio’s extensible platform can incorporate a variety of content types, data feeds, and services, enabling new and novel applications. website mytouch 4g review

-Scalable mobile performance: Medio’s mobile-optimized platform delivers response times as much as 10 times faster than other industry products, further enhancing the user experience. In addition, the platform’s standards-based, modular architecture incorporates technologies such as Hadoop to ensure support of tens of millions of users and billions of transactions.

-Increase network efficiency: Medio’s mobile optimization and support for mobile Web standards translates into a bandwidth- friendly mobile footprint – resulting in bandwidth reductions of up to 40 percent.

Medio Systems is a mobile Internet software and analytics provider, helping customers transform data into action and value.

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