Chris Hodowanec Joins DC Experience Agency Blue Water as Director of Service Design

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Water, a full-service agency with a digital focus, headquartered in
Washington, D.C., adds significant strength to their Creative/UX team
with the addition of Chris
Hodowanec
. Chris brings a wealth of design experience and knowledge
along with him. Prior to joining Blue Water, Chris was a Senior Art
Director at Edelman in Chicago, IL, before moving on to become Associate
Creative Director at Manifest in Chicago. Most recently, Chris was the
Service Design Lead at Fjord in Washington, D.C.

Drawing on his Bachelor of Science Design degree from the Art Institute
of Philadelphia, at Blue Water, Chris will be focused on raising the
standard of all aspects of the design
experience
, including service design, product design, customer
experience design, user experience design, visual design, and design
thinking.

Chris’ ability to up the standard of UX design that results in
groundbreaking digital experiences, is evident in the long list of
endorsements he has achieved from past clients such as BMW, Caterpillar,
State Farm, and a host of federal and defense accounts. Shedding light
on the new hire, Blue Water president Todd Coen remarked, “Blue Water
has always been focused on creating experiences that help our clients
connect with users in a meaningful way. With Chris joining the team, we
not only strengthen that tradition, we expand our ability to more
holistically address our clients’ needs through design thinking.”

About Blue Water

Blue Water is a full service agency that delivers exceptional online
experiences for private and public-sector clients. We operate at the
intersection of data, creative/UX, technology, and marketing, which we
call our Digital Convergence Model (DCM). This belief forms the
foundation of our approach to turning digital challenges into endless
possibilities. We work in small, cross-functional teams with clients as
our partners and users as our focus. This methodology underscores our
integrated approach to creativity, technology, and marketing. For more
information visit www.bwm.com.

New Event Series for the Strategic IR Officer Begins with Focus on Activism and Investor Engagement

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The New York Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI
NY) will launch “The Strategic IRO” event series on November 19 with a
panel discussion on shareholder activism and the changing dynamics of
shareholder outreach.

In contrast to the headline trend of active to passive, a rising tide of
progressive investment philosophies is expanding the role of activism.
In 2018 YTD, activists initiated 145 campaigns, deploying an all-time
high $40 billion of capital. Both active and passive investors underpin
this trend. There are 112 full-time activist funds globally, but 662
investors made public demands in 2017; only 54 of these investors use
activism as their main strategy. With the amplification of active
portfolio management across the spectrum of active and passive funds,
the need for proactive, strategic shareholder engagement is paramount.

The Strategic IRO will develop a framework to address strategy,
governance, social, environmental and other advancing agendas throughout
the investment community.

Key discussion topics:

  • How should companies assess vulnerabilities from an investment
    perspective?
  • What are the new trends in evaluating current shareholder profile,
    such as index concentration, stock lending and part-time activism?
  • How should IROs tailor engagement tactics – materials, timing,
    participants – for different types of investors, such as index, active
    and quantitative managers?
  • How do IROs strike the right balance between “self-directed” outreach
    and sell-side roadshows?
  • Why should IROs integrate ESG issues into shareholder engagement?
  • How should IROs incorporate governance outreach and consider direct
    engagement between the Board of Directors and shareholders?
  • How should companies think about transitioning traditional IR
    discussions to more meaningful conversations about long-term strategic
    growth and corporate vision?

By addressing these topics, our panelists will accentuate best practices
and practical solutions to further the quality of dialogue between
corporations and their shareholders. Through this engagement, IROs will
be better-equipped to foster strategic dialogue across the investment
landscape.

Visit the NIRI NY website to find out more and register: http://www.niriny.org/events/event-calendar/event-details/2018/The-Strategic-IRO-Changing-Dynamics-of-Shareholder-Outreach-Inside-the-Mind-of-the-Buy-Side/default.aspx

About NIRI New York (http://www.niriny.org)

NIRI New York is the largest chapter in the NIRI network. Our unique
position at the crossroads of the world’s largest financial center and a
broad base of Fortune 500 and other leading companies, enables us to
attract a dynamic membership base, deliver cutting edge programs
featuring our industry’s most respected leaders, unparalleled
peer-to-peer networking opportunities and access to thought leadership
across multiple channels. Visit http://www.niriny.org/join/join/default.aspx to
join NIRI NY today.

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 CORRECTING and REPLACING Richline Group Brings Lab-grown Diamond Brand, Grown with Love™, to JCPenney

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In the 2nd sentence of the 4th paragraph of release dated October 30,
2018 it should read “All diamonds in the Grown with Love line are
certified by the International Gemological Institute…” instead of the
“Independent Gemological Laboratories.”

The corrected release reads: 

RICHLINE GROUP BRINGS LAB-GROWN DIAMOND BRAND, GROWN WITH LOVE,
TO JCPENNEY

Richline Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, today
announced its new jewelry brand, Grown with Love, is now available
inside select JCPenney fine jewelry departments and at JCPenney.com.
Boasting a new choice in diamonds, with conflict-free lab-grown
diamonds, Grown with Love is a collection of jewelry that appeals to
ethically-minded shoppers without sacrificing the beautiful sparkle and
scintillation that every woman desires in her diamond jewelry or
engagement ring.

“By partnering with JCPenney, a leading retailer with one of the most
renowned fine jewelry departments in the industry, we’ll be able to
introduce Grown with Love to shoppers across the country,” said Michael
Milgrom, Senior Vice President, Product of Richline Group. “By choosing
a lab-grown diamond, future bridal and fashion customers now have a new,
conscious choice, and can get a larger or higher quality stone for the
same price. And with the most popular season for proposals – and
shopping – just around the corner, this partnership is destined to
shine.”

As the name implies, these diamonds are grown in a lab and are
chemically, physically and optically identical to mined diamonds. The
stones are, by nature, conflict-free and made with clean technology.
Lab-grown diamonds follow the same grading standards as mined diamonds
and are evaluated based on cut, color, carat and clarity. Now, customers
have a fifth “c” to consider when purchasing a diamond – choice.

Grown with Love features a curated collection of bridal jewelry
including solitaire and halo engagement rings, wedding bands and bridal
sets as well as a small selection of non-bridal items including diamond
earrings and necklaces. All diamonds in the Grown with Love line are
certified by the International Gemological Institute, which uses a
scientific system to evaluate a diamond’s cut and then issues a
certificate documenting the characteristics of the stone. The fine
jewelry professionals at JCPenney will receive dedicated diamond
training on the integrity, grading and analysis of these precious
lab-grown stones. Sale prices for this collection range from $500 to
$10,000.

“By bringing Grown with Love into the JCPenney fine jewelry department,
we are filling a void in our assortment for lab-grown diamonds. These
unique diamonds are growing in popularity and by offering her this
option for bridal jewelry, we are appealing to a new customer base,”
said Pam Mortensen, senior vice president of merchandising for JCPenney.
“Grown with Love fits nicely within our larger Modern Bride concept that
offers today’s bridal customer an expansive assortment of engagement
jewelry for any budget.”

Shoppers will find Grown with Love displayed in all-new vignettes within
the JCPenney fine jewelry department along with new signage and graphics
to educate customers about the difference between lab-grown and mined
diamonds. Grown with Love will be promoted via JCPenney direct mail,
email, social and digital marketing channels.

About Richline Group, Inc.

Richline Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway
Inc., is the USA’s foremost Fine Jewelry Manufacturer and Marketer.
Currently the major brands comprising Richline’s portfolio are
LeachGarner, Inverness, Rio Grande and Richline Jewelry. Berkshire
Hathaway and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities
including property and casualty insurance, utilities and energy,
finance, manufacturing, retailing and services. The Common Stock of
Berkshire Hathaway is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the
symbols BRK.A and BRK.B.

About JCPenney

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP), one of the nation’s largest
apparel and home retailers, combines an expansive footprint of over 860
stores across the United States and Puerto Rico with a powerful
e-commerce site, jcp.com, to deliver style and value for all
hard-working American families. At every touchpoint, customers will
discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive
portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this
shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of
approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the
Company’s mission to help customers find what they love for less time,
money and effort. For additional information, please visit jcp.com.

Kennedy Wilson Increases Dividend by 11% to $0.21 Per Common Share for Fourth Quarter 2018

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global real estate investment company Kennedy
Wilson
(NYSE: KW) today announced an 11% increase in the common
dividend per share to $0.21 per quarter or $0.84 on an annualized basis.
The Company will pay a quarterly dividend to common shareholders of
record as of December 28, 2018 with a payment date of January 3, 2019.
This is the eighth consecutive annual dividend increase since 2012, over
which time the annual dividend has increased from $0.16 to its current
level of $0.84.

About Kennedy Wilson

Kennedy Wilson (NYSE:KW) is a global real estate investment company. We
own, operate, and invest in real estate both on our own and through our
investment management platform. We focus on multifamily and office
properties located in the Western U.S., UK, and Ireland. For further
information on Kennedy Wilson, please visit: www.kennedywilson.com.

KW-IR

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are
“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of U.S. federal
securities laws. These forward-looking statements are estimates that
reflect our management’s current expectations, are based on assumptions
that may prove to be inaccurate and involve known and unknown risks.
Accordingly, our actual results or performance may differ materially and
adversely from the results or performance expressed or implied by these
forward-looking statements, including for reasons that are beyond our
control. Accordingly, you should not unduly rely on these statements,
which speak only as of the date of this press release. We assume no duty
to update the forward-looking statements, except as may be required by
law.

CSG Achieves Advanced Technology Partner Status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CSG (NASDAQ: CSGS), a trusted partner to simplify the complexity of business
transformation in the digital age
, has achieved Advanced Technology
Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN).

Achieving APN Advanced Technology Partner status strengthens CSG’s
relationship with AWS, and includes expertise in AWS Training and
Certification for growth and development of CSG’s technical resources on
AWS, as well as access to increased prominence and additional support
from the APN. Through its relationship with AWS, CSG’s Ascendon digital
services platform provides cloud-based support for innovative brands
such as Formula 1, Comcast Xfinity On Campus, TalkTalk, iflix and Arrow
Electronics.

CSG leverages AWS to operate CSG’s Customer Communication Management,
Revenue Management, and Digital Monetization SaaS solutions. AWS is a
cornerstone of CSG’s “cloud-first” strategy and commitment to give its
clients global availability, scalability, data security, and the
positive economics of the cloud.

“In today’s competitive digital services environment, speed,
reliability, flexible operating costs and the ability to pivot quickly
to what’s next are must-haves for a successful digital services
strategy,” said Ken Kennedy, president of technology and product at CSG.
“CSG’s comprehensive solutions coupled with AWS deliver the ironclad
security and multi-geographical access to operate at lightning speed,
with the scale that our customers require.”

About CSG

CSG simplifies the complexity of business transformation in the digital
age for the most respected communications, media and entertainment
service providers worldwide. With over 35 years of experience, CSG
delivers revenue
management
, customer
experience
and digital
monetization
solutions for every stage of the customer lifecycle.
The company is the trusted partner driving digital transformation for
leading global brands, including Arrow Electronics, ATT, Bharti Airtel,
Charter Communications, Comcast, DISH, Eastlink, iflix, MTN, TalkTalk,
Telefonica, Telstra and Verizon.

At CSG, we have one vision: flexible, seamless, limitless
communications, information and content services for everyone. For more
information, visit our website at csgi.com
and follow us on LinkedIn,
Twitter
and Facebook.

Prinsdom Monaco: Mark Mawson bekroond met FUTURUM-PRIJS door Prins Albert II van Monaco

MONTE CARLO, Monaco–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Het was september 2010 toen de pas opgerichte Monegaskische
Futurum-vereniging – opgericht door architect Kawther Al Abood
haar eerste drie activiteiten organiseerde. Dat jaar werden van de 23e
t/m 26e eminente experts en wetenschappers van het MIT (Massachusetts
Institute of Technology) welkom geheten voor een uitzonderlijke
zakelijke bijeenkomst getiteld ‘Energy Forum.’

Tegelijkertijd organiseerde de vereniging in Monaco destijds de
wereldpremière van ‘Death and the Powers,’ een nieuwe opera geproduceerd
in het MIT Media Lab door de Amerikaanse componist Tod Machover, dankzij
Futurum dat deel uitmaakte van een samenwerkingsverband waardoor zijn
creatie het licht zag.

Het markeerde het begin van de activiteiten van Futurum, strikt
gerelateerd aan de doelstellingen van de vereniging om ‘futuristische’
evenementen in de wereld van kunst en wetenschap te ontwikkelen, te
promoten en te stimuleren. Sindsdien heeft Futurum elk jaar vele
originele initiatieven gedeeld met haar leden, zoals exclusieve
gala-avonden of privébezoeken aan grote kunstmusea, altijd met het doel
om kunstenaars te ontdekken en op waarde te schatten die hun talenten
weten te combineren met innovatieve technologieën.

In 2013 werd de prestigieuze ‘Futurum Award’ in het leven geroepen, de
trofee die een replica is van het beeldhouwwerk ‘La vague de l’amour,’
geproduceerd door de voorzitter zelf (het originele werk maakt deel uit
van de permanente collectie die staat tentoongesteld in Parc Du Cap
Martin in Roquebrune Cap Martin).

De prijs wordt geselecteerd door de Raad van Bestuur van Futurum en
wordt elk jaar uitgereikt aan een opkomende kunstenaar of een kunstenaar
die al wereldwijd erkend wordt vanwege zijn of haar vermogen om kunst,
talent en nieuwe technologieën te combineren.

Tot op heden werd de prijs vijf keer uitgereikt, tijdens een exclusieve
avond bijgewoond door Zijne Doorluchtigheid de Vorst Albert II,
Erevoorzitter van Futurum, en waarvoor voornamelijk internationaal
gerenommeerde gasten worden uitgenodigd om hun ervaringen met het
publiek te delen.

Na het succes vorig jaar van de Amerikaanse glasbeeldhouwer Dale
Chihuly, heeft de Raad van Bestuur van Futurum, bestaande uit voorzitter
Kawther Al Abood, Régis Bergonzi (vicevoorzitter), Lars H. Ericson
(secretaris) en Mahmoud Al Abood (penningmeester) besloten om de
prestigieuze Futurum Award van dit jaar uit te reiken aan de
internationaal gerenommeerde Engelse fotograaf Mark Mawson. Hij werd
uitgenodigd om de ceremonie bij te wonen die op 25 oktober 2018 in
Monaco werd gehouden.

Het kiezen van een winnaar was opnieuw niet eenvoudig,” aldus
president Al Abood, die eraan toevoegt: “We hebben ongeveer tien
kandidaten onder de loep genomen en ze waren allemaal bijzonder briljant
en de makers van werk dat werd gecreëerd dankzij de ondersteuning en het
gebruik van nieuwe technologieën. Uiteindelijk waren het talent en de
creaties van Mawson die ons allen hebben overtuigd, met zijn kleuren en
vermogen om abstracte concepten te interpreteren door het gebruik van
innovatieve technieken. Om deze reden was ik erg verheugd hem te
verwelkomen in Monaco en een aantal van zijn werken te presenteren op
het 6
e Futurum Awards Gala dat werd gezien als
een onvergetelijk evenement in Monte-Carlo.

OVER FUTURUM: de vereniging heeft tot doel om op internationaal
niveau futuristische projecten te stimuleren en te promoten in alle
kunsten, inclusief de wetenschap (als kunst), en moedigt daarbij de
deelname aan van een jonge generatie kunstenaars en wetenschappers, op
alle gebieden die van invloed zijn op het dagelijks leven.
http://www.associationfuturum.com

Deze bekendmaking is officieel geldend in de originele brontaal.
Vertalingen zijn slechts als leeshulp bedoeld en moeten worden
vergeleken met de tekst in de brontaal, die als enige rechtsgeldig is.

Principado de Mónaco: el príncipe Alberto II de Mónaco entrega el Premio FUTURUM a Mark Mawson

MONTE CARLO, Mónaco–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fue allá por septiembre de 2010 cuando la recién establecida asociación
monegasca Futurum -fundada por el arquitecto Kawther Al Abood- organizó
sus tres primeras actividades. Del 23 al 26 de ese mes, recibieron a
eminentes expertos y científicos del MIT (Massachusetts Institute of
Technology) para una reunión de negocios excepcional titulada “Foro de
la energía”.

Al mismo tiempo, en Mónaco, la asociación organizó el estreno mundial de
“Death and the Powers”, una nueva ópera producida en el MIT Media Lab
por el compositor norteamericano Tod Machover, gracias a la alianza con
Future que colaboró en su creación.

Fue el inicio de las actividades de Future, estrictamente relacionadas
con los objetivos de la asociación para desarrollar, promover y fomentar
eventos “futuristas” en el mundo del arte y la ciencia. Cada año desde
entonces, Future ha compartido con sus miembros muchas iniciativas
originales, tales como cenas de gala o visitas privadas a los
principales museos de arte, siempre con el objetivo de descubrir y
apreciar artistas capaces de combinar sus talentos con tecnologías
innovadoras.

En 2013 se estableció el prestigioso “Premio Futurum”, que es una
réplica de la escultura “La vague de l’amour”, producida por el propio
presidente (la obra original forma parte de la colección permanente
expuesta en Cap Martin Park en Roquebrune Cap Martin).

Elegido por el Consejo de Administración de Futurum, el premio ha sido
entregado cada año a un artista emergente o a un artista ya reconocido a
escala mundial por su capacidad para combinar arte, talento y nuevas
tecnologías.

Hasta la fecha, el premio se ha entregado cinco veces, en una gala
exclusiva a la que ha asistido el príncipe Alberto II, presidente
honorario de Futurum, donde se invita a los personajes de prestigio
internacional para que compartan sus experiencias con el público.

Tras el éxito del año pasado con el escultor del vidrio estadounidense
Dale Chihuly, el Consejo de administración de Futurum, integrado por el
presidente Kawther Al Abood, Régis Bergonzi (vicepresidente), Lars H.
Ericson (secretario) y Mahmoud Al Abood (tesorero) han decidido entregar
el prestigioso Premio Futurum de este año al fotógrafo inglés de
reconocimiento internacional, Mark Mawson. Ha sido invitado a asistir a
la ceremonia celebrada en Mónaco el 25 de octubre de 2018.

Una vez más, no ha sido fácil elegir al ganador”, comenta el
presidente Al Abood y añade: “hemos analizado unos diez candidatos y
todos ellos han sido especialmente brillantes y autores de obras creadas
gracias al apoyo y al uso de las nuevas tecnologías. Al final fue el
talento y las creaciones de Mawson lo que nos conquistó, con sus colores
y su capacidad de interpretar conceptos abstractos a través del uso de
técnicas innovadoras. Por esta razón, me alegré mucho de darle la
bienvenida a Mónaco y presentar algunas de sus obras en la sexta Gala de
los premios Futurum, que ha sido un acontecimiento inolvidable en
Montecarlo”.

ACERCA DE FUTURUM: la asociación tiene como objetivo fomentar y
promover proyectos futuristas en todas las artes, incluyendo la ciencia
(como arte), a escala internacional, fomentando la participación de una
generación joven de artistas y científicos, en todos los dominios que
intervienen en la vida diaria. SITIO Web:
http://www.associationfuturum.com

El comunicado en el idioma original, es la versión oficial y autorizada
del mismo. La traducción es solamente un medio de ayuda y deberá
ser comparada con el texto en idioma original, que es la única versión
del texto que tendrá validez legal.

Principauté de Monaco : Mark Mawson se voit remettre le FUTURUM AWARD par le Prince Albert II de Monaco

MONTE CARLO, Monaco–(BUSINESS WIRE)–C’est en septembre 2010 que Futurum, l’association monégasque
nouvellement constituée par l’architecte Kawther Al Abood,
organisait ses trois premières activités. Pendant 4 jours, du 23 au 26,
ils accueillirent d’éminents experts et scientifiques du MIT
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) pour une réunion professionnelle
d’exception intitulée “Energy Forum.”

Au même moment, à Monaco, l’association organisait la première mondiale
de “Death and the Powers,” un nouvel opéra produit au MIT Media Lab par
le compositeur américain Tod Machover, grâce à Futurum qui s’associa à
sa création.

Cet événement marquait le début des activités de Futurum, strictement
liées aux objectifs de l’association visant à développer, promouvoir et
encourager des évènements “futuristes” dans le monde de l’art et de la
science. Depuis lors, Futurum partage chaque année avec ses membres de
nombreuses initiatives originales, comme des soirées de gala exclusives
ou des visites privées de grands musées d’art, chaque fois dans le but
de découvrir et apprécier les artistes combinant leur talent aux
technologies innovantes.

Le prestigieux ‘Futurum Award’ fut lancé en 2013, le trophée étant une
réplique de la sculpture intitulée la “La vague de l’amour,” réalisée
par le Président lui-même (l’oeuvre originale fait partie de la
collection permanente exposée au Parc du Cap Martin à
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin).

Sélectionné par le conseil d’administration de Futurum, le prix a été
décerné chaque année à un artiste émergent ou un artiste déjà reconnu
mondialement pour son aptitude à combiner l’art, le talent et les
nouvelles technologies.

A ce jour, le prix a été octroyé à cinq reprises, au cours d’une soirée
exclusive en présence de S.A.S. le Prince Albert II, Président Honoraire
de Futurum, où les invités sont principalement des personnalités
internationales qui partagent leurs expériences avec l’audience.

Après le succès de l’an dernier du sculpteur de verre américain Dale
Chihuly, le conseil d’administration de Futurum, composé du Président
Kawther Al Abood, de Régis Bergonzi (Vice-Président), Lars H. Ericson
(Secrétaire) et Mahmoud Al Abood (Trésorier) ont décidé d’octroyer cette
année le prestigieux Futurum Award au photographe anglais
internationalement reconnu, Mark Mawson. Il a été invité à participer à
la cérémonie tenue à Monaco le 25 octobre 2018.

Une fois encore, il n’est pas facile de choisir le gagnant,
a déclaré le Président Al Abood, qui a ajouté : “Nous avons
analysé près de dix candidats, tous particulièrement brillants et
auteurs d’oeuvres créées grâce au support et à l’utilisation de
nouvelles technologies. En définitive, le talent et les créations de
Mawson nous ont tous conquis, avec ses couleurs et sa capacité
d’interpréter des concepts abstraits grâce à l’utilisation de techniques
innovantes. Pour cette raison, j’étais particulièrement heureux de
l’accueillir à Monaco et de présenter quelques-uns de ses travaux au
cours du 6
ème Gala des Futurum Awards,
considéré comme un évènement inoubliable à Monte-Carlo.

A PROPOS DE FUTURUM : L’association vise à encourager et promouvoir
les projets futuristes dans tous les arts, y-inclus la science (en tant
qu’art), à un niveau international, incitant la participation d’une
jeune génération d’artistes et de scientifiques, dans tous les domaines
qui touchent la vie quotidienne. SITE WEB : 
http://www.associationfuturum.com

Le texte du communiqué issu d’une traduction ne doit d’aucune manière
être considéré comme officiel. La seule version du communiqué qui fasse
foi est celle du communiqué dans sa langue d’origine. La traduction
devra toujours être confrontée au texte source, qui fera jurisprudence.

Fürstentum Monaco: Mark Mawson erhält FUTURUM PRIZE von Prinz Albert II von Monaco

MONTE CARLO, Monaco–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Im September 2010 organisierte der neu gegründete Verein Monegasque
Futurum – gegründet vom Architekten Kawther Al Abood – seine
ersten drei Aktivitäten. Vom 23. bis 26. Mai begrüßten sie herausragende
Experten und Wissenschaftler des MIT (Massachusetts Institute of
Technology) zu einem außergewöhnlichen Geschäftstreffen mit dem Titel
„Energy Forum“.

Gleichzeitig organisierte der Verband in Monaco die Weltpremiere von
„Death and the Powers“, einer neuen Oper, die im MIT Media Lab vom
amerikanischen Komponisten Tod Machover produziert wurde – dank des
Vereins Futurum, der seine kreative Arbeit unterstützte.

Es war der Beginn der Aktivitäten von Futurum, die sich streng an der
Zielsetzung des Vereins orientieren, „futuristische“ Veranstaltungen in
der Welt der Kunst und Wissenschaft zu entwickeln und zu fördern.
Seitdem hat Futurum jedes Jahr viele originelle Initiativen mit seinen
Mitgliedern geteilt, wie z. B. exklusive Gala-Abende oder private
Besuche in großen Kunstmuseen, immer mit dem Ziel, Künstler zu entdecken
und ins Rampenlicht zu stellen, die ihre schöpferischen Talente mit
innovativen Technologien kombinieren.

2013 wurde der renommierte „Futurum Award“ ins Leben gerufen, bei dem es
sich um eine Nachbildung der vom Präsidenten des Vereins selbst
geschaffenen Skulptur „La vague de l’amour“ handelt (das Originalwerk
ist Teil der ständigen Sammlung des Cap Martin Park in Roquebrune Cap
Martin).

Der vom Futurum-Vorstand ausgewählte Preis wird jedes Jahr an einen
aufstrebenden Künstler oder einen bereits weltweit anerkannten Künstler
verliehen, der die Fähigkeit gezeigt hat, Kunst, Talent und neue
Technologien zu kombinieren.

Bisher wurde der Preis fünfmal vergeben, jeweils im Rahmen einer
exklusiven Abendveranstaltung in Anwesenheit von Prinz Albert II. als
Ehrenpräsident von Futurum, an der vor allem international renommierte
Gäste eingeladen werden, um ihre Erfahrungen mit dem Publikum zu teilen.

Nach dem Erfolg des amerikanischen Glasbildhauers Dale Chihuly im
vergangenen Jahr hat sich der Vorstand von Futurum, bestehend aus
Präsident Kawther Al Abood, Régis Bergonzi (Vizepräsident), Lars H.
Ericson (Vorstandssekretär) und Mahmoud Al Abood (Schatzmeister)
entschlossen, den diesjährigen Futurum Award an den international
renommierten englischen Fotografen Mark Mawson zu vergeben. Er wurde
eingeladen, an der Zeremonie in Monaco am 25. Oktober 2018 teilzunehmen.

Wieder einmal war es nicht einfach, den Sieger zu ermitteln“,
sagte Präsident Al Abood und fügte hinzu: „Wir haben etwa zehn
Kandidaten analysiert, die alle außerorderntlich brillant waren, und
Arbeiten geschaffen hatten, die dank der Unterstützung und des Einsatzes
neuer Technologien entstehen konnten. Am Ende waren es Mawsons Talente
und Kreationen, die uns alle überzeugt haben, mit seinen Farben und
seiner Fähigkeit, abstrakte Konzepte durch den Einsatz innovativer
Techniken zu interpretieren. Aus diesem Grund habe ich mich sehr
gefreut, ihn in Monaco willkommen zu heißen und einige seiner Werke bei
der 6
th Futurum Awards Gala zu präsentieren,
die in Monte-Carlo als unvergessliches Ereignis gefeiert wurde.

ÜBER FUTURUM: Der Verein hat zum Ziel, futuristische Projekte in
allen Kunstrichtungen, einschließlich der Wissenschaft (als Kunst), auf
internationaler Ebene zu fördern und die Teilnahme einer jungen
Generation von Künstlern und Wissenschaftlern in allen Bereichen, die
das tägliche Leben betreffen, zu befeuern. WEBSITE: 
http://www.associationfuturum.com

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Principato di Monaco: Mark Mawson riceve il PREMIO FUTURUM dal Principe Alberto II di Monaco

MONTE CARLO, Monaco–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nel settembre 2010, Futurum, la nuovissima associazione monegasca
fondata dall’architetto Kawther Al Abood organizzò le sue prime
tre attività. L’evento, tenutosi dal 23 al 26 aprì le porte a eminenti
esperti e scienziati del MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) per
un eccezionale convegno intitolato “Energy Forum”.

Nello stesso periodo, l’associazione organizzò a Monaco la prima
mondiale di “Death and the Powers”, una nuova opera prodotta dal
compositore americano Tod Machover al MIT Media Lab col supporto di
Futurum.

L’evento segnò l’inizio delle attività di Futurum, strettamente legate
agli obiettivi dell’associazione, ovvero sviluppare, promuovere e
incoraggiare eventi “futuristici” nel mondo dell’arte e della scienza.
Da allora, ogni anno Futurum condivide con i suoi soci molte iniziative
originali, come serate di gala esclusive e visite private presso
importanti musei d’arte, sempre con l’obiettivo di scoprire e apprezzare
artisti capaci di miscelare il proprio talento con tecnologie innovative.

Nel 2013 fu creato il prestigioso “Futurum Award”. Il trofeo è una
replica della scultura “La vague de l’amour” creata dallo stesso
presidente (l’opera originale fa parte della collezione permanente
esposta al parco Cap Martin a Roccabruna).

Selezionato dal consiglio direttivo di Futurum, il premio viene
assegnato ogni anno a un artista emergente o a un artista già
riconosciuto in tutto il mondo per la proprio abilità di coniugare arte,
talento e nuove tecnologie.

Ad oggi, il premio è stato assegnato cinque volte, sulla cornice di una
serata esclusiva presenziata da Sua Altezza Serenissima il Principe
Alberto II, presidente onorario di Futurum, a cui vengono invitati
principalmente ospiti di levatura mondiale per condividere la propria
esperienza con il pubblico.

Dopo il successo dell’anno scorso riscosso dall’americano Dale Chihuly,
scultore di vetro, il consiglio direttivo di Futurum, che include il
presidente Kawther Al Abood, Régis Bergonzi (vicepresidente), Lars H.
Ericson (segretario) e Mahmoud Al Abood (tesoriere), quest’anno ha
deciso di presentare il prestigioso Futurum Award a un fotografo
inglese di fama mondiale: Mark Mawson. Quest’ultimo è stato invitato a
presenziare alla cerimonia tenutasi a Monaco il 25 ottobre 2018.

Ancora una volta, scegliere il vincitore non è stato facile“,
ha commentato il presidente Al Abood, aggiungendo: “Abbiamo
analizzato una decina di candidati, tutti autori particolarmente
brillanti di opere create grazie alle nuove tecnologie. Alla fine, sono
stati il talento e le creazioni di Mawson a conquistarci, con i suoi
colori e la sua capacità di interpretare concetti astratti tramite l’uso
di tecniche innovative. Per questo, sono stato felicissimo di dargli il
benvenuto a Monaco e presentare alcune delle sue opere al 6
°
Futurum Awards Gala, considerato un evento indimenticabili a Monte Carlo.

INFORMAZIONI SU FUTURUM: L’associazioni si prefigge l’obiettivo di
incoraggiare e promuovere progetti futuristici in tutte le arti, inclusa
la scienza (come arte), a livello internazionale, incoraggiando la
partecipazione di una giovane generazione di artisti e scienziati, in
tutti gli ambiti che influenzano la vita quotidiana. SITO WEB:
http://www.associationfuturum.com

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