September 26, 2010
Our exhilarating project, the 2010 Esquire House, is opening its doors at the grand premiere party, October 15. Among the ultra-modern living spaces that make up the "Ultimate Bachelor Pad" is the Lufthansa Virtual Reality Lounge, a media room that Luxurious Animals outfitted with a gesture recognition, floor-to-ceiling flight simulator we call The Dream of Flight Game. DIY Network has been following our progress and will feature a one-hour special… Read More
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September 17, 2010
We continue on with our recap of the Luxurious Thinkers series with the first question. We asked our panelists, Ryan, Nihal and Mesh - what was your first internet experience? From modems to instant messenger, we looked back on the cutting edge technologies of yesteryear. Reminisce in our memories and think about your own thoughts on this topic in the comments section or by replying to @luxanimals. What was your first internet experience?… Read More
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September 14, 2010
If you're following the progress of our Esquire House media room, you know that our flight simulator game is a key element to the project. It allows a user to virtually soar over island cities that we modeled in 3D. Because the game renders the 3D models in realtime, smooth framerates are crucial to the experience. So we came upon the question, how can we make the 3D objects look as realistic as possible without… Read More
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August 24, 2010
To kick off the Night of Luxurious Thinkers, Torsten Gross (or should I say, I?) did a Pecha Kucha. A Pecha Kucha is presentation form that allots the presenter 20 slides which automatically rotate every 20 seconds – for a total of 6m 40s. A challenging feat, especially for someone like me who likes to talk, but a great tool to set up the evening. We thought it would be helpful to create some context… Read More
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August 10, 2010
Thank you all for making our first Night of Luxurious Thinkers such a success. What was originally slated as a 20-30 person chat turned into 60+ folks from all different fields. It was our goal to bring smart people together, and that was certainly accomplished.

We started off the night with a Pecha Kucha** setting up the nights event: In a world so digitally interchangeable and immersive, why are we still operating as though… Read More
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