May 10, 1995 |
Steven Spielberg's Starbright Foundation said Tuesday that it plans to develop an on-line computer network that aims to link seriously ill children in hospitals worldwide. A pilot program involving several U.S. hospitals is set to be launched this summer. Using high-speed telecommunications equipment and mobile computer workstations, the children will be able to dial into the network from their beds and talk to other kids logged into a three-dimensional "virtual playspace."
February 26, 1988 |
An all-star cast of old-time rock 'n' rollers will get together in New York on March 6 to record a benefit single aimed at establishing a fund for the construction of a rock 'n' roll retirement home planned for Clearwater, Fla., it was announced Thursday. The project is being spearheaded by Joey Dee (of "Peppermint Twist" fame) and his Starlight Starbright foundation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1995
Time in the hospital is no fun for kids, but UCLA is joining with the Starbright Foundation and other medical facilities to make hospital stays as bearable for them as possible. Seriously ill children at UCLA soon will be able to play with each other and with patients in other hospitals through a "virtual reality play space" computer network. Seven hospitals nationwide will be linked to this so-called Starbright World--an interactive multimedia technology.
June 22, 1995
Here's a publicity stunt with no redeeming social value. Hooray! This high-class event took place on the beach at Malibu's Paradise Cove last weekend. The premise was simple: Take a huge vat of melted yogurt, add a dozen professional daredevils and let the high jinks roll. Formally dressed in tuxedos and bow ties, the stunt artists parachuted into the vat from an airplane, zipped in on in-line skates, splashed in from bungee cords and flipped, twisted and somersaulted off a pair of trampolines.
November 3, 1997 |
Digital Evolution has developed a novel solution for squeezing real-time interactivity out of low-bandwidth Internet connections. Last week, the Brentwood-based company unveiled Media Conveyor, a technology 1 1/2 years in the making that employs a pair of tricks to "energize" traditional Web sites with easy-to-digest animation and video.
October 7, 1996 |
The Scene: Bulgari, the Italian jewelry house, hosted what must have been the world's most elaborate book party on Thursday night for the release of "Bulgari," the company's extensive coffee table book. (If you can't afford one of their baubles, consider the book at $75.) The evening also coincided with the reopening this week of Bulgari's Rodeo Drive shop, three times larger than before. The fete was a benefit for Starbright Foundation, a children's charity.