This evening’s exhibition match of Layer Tennis is taking place during a Reception at Adobe's MAX conference in Los Angeles. Local designers Folkert Gorter and Atley Kasky are playing and Bryan “The Ref” Bedell is on site too and he will be providing commentary. We’ll also shoot some video and who knows what else. There will be no voting on this match and please, as usual, no wagering.
Another UPDATE: It's 6:25 Chicago, 4:25 Pacific. We're here with Folkert and Atley and we're patiently waiting for a British gentleman talking about Acrobat ZIP in Theater to finish his presentation so we can set up. So let's say 5:30 Pacific for the start of the match. Right now we're in the Community Lounge. I didn't wear the stripes, but I've got the whole kit in my bag in case I got your hopes up for a photo op. So 5:30. Community Theater. Far left corner. Be there.
UPDATE from Bryan "The Ref" Bedell: Hello, Layer Tennis fans, from the 2010 Adobe MAX conference. It's 5:00 in Chicago and 3:00 in Los Angeles. I'm about to wake up Video Steve and head over to the venue to meet Folkert and Atley, which are two really great names, by the way. We checked in at the conference a while back and things looked to be hopping over there, so we're looking forward to a lively match. We're still not exactly sure what time we'll start, but if you check back around 5:00 or 5:30 Pacific, things should be underway. We need to time the beginning to end during the Adobe MAX conference welcome reception, which runs between 6-8PM local time. If you're here in town, please stop by and bring me a drink. I still haven't decided if I should wear the jersey or not, but if you're a Layer Tennis fan, you'll know my mug by now.
Atley Kasky is a native Californian currently living in Los Angeles. He used to work for GOOD as a graphic designer and art director. Now he's on his own and can also be found blogging and teaching at Art Center College of Design.
Folkert Gorter is a Dutch interaction designer living in Los Angeles, active primarily in graphic and interactive design with a focus on content-driven networks, creative communities and visual publishing interfaces. These include SpaceCollective: an independent creative research platform; Cargo: a web publishing and community-building platform; and But Does it Float: an ongoing visual conversation.
Congratulations to Mig Reyes, Layer Tennis Season 3 Champion.
Thanks to all the players, commentators and fans who made Season Three of Layer Tennis a big success. And thanks to the crew at Goodby Silverstein & Partners and all the folks at Adobe Creative Suite for making it possible. Watch this space (or sign up for Season Tickets or follow us on Twitter) for news about some special exhibition matches being planned and about Season 4.
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