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Otronicon is still going strong - Don't miss the last day, Monday January 16! Now in its seventh year, multiple industry partners join the Science Center to celebrate the role interactive technology plays in the way we live, learn, work and play. Key events for Sunday included:

Florida Hospital hosted Medical Sim City with demonstrations that included the innovative da Vinci surgical robot along with patient simulators, echocardiograms and a virtual autopsy.

Lockheed Martin hosted the military simulation area featuring cutting-edge flight simulators, driving simulators, student-built robots and other great military displays. Other partners presented virtual marksmanship trainers and show how they use simulations to keep our soldiers and pilots safe.

Guests participated in game design workshops overseen by Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy and others. Plus, checked out game development panels that gave a behind-the-scenes glimpse at every aspect of the production of some favorite video game titles.

Guests also took in robot demonstrations from Lockheed Martin’s First Robotics Team, navigated a robot through a maze courtesy of RDECOM or piloted an underwater robot thanks to Sea Perch.

Photos courtesy of RF Photography.


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There was plenty to do on day 3 of Otronicon 2012! Attendees were able to witness a presentation from Disney entitled Engineering the Magic, play outdoor laser tag provided by Battlefield Live Orlando and compete in a costume contest for the top prize of a $100 Best Buy gift card!

Remember – if you haven’t gotten a chance to check out Otronicon, Monday is the last day!


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The seventh annual Otronicon is in full swing at the Orlando Science Center. Now in its seventh year, Otronicon promotes technology “made in Orlando, played in Orlando,” spotlighting Central Florida organizations creating games, simulators and jobs that are changing our high tech future.

Big activities for the weekend include outdoor laser tag courtesy of Battlefield Live Orlando (Saturday and Sunday only), digital art displays, Steve Jobs memorial, EA Sports Experience, presentations from engineers with Walt Disney World Resorts, virtual reality, laser shows, medical technology from Florida Hospital for Children and incredibly cool flight simulators from Lockheed Martin and our military partners. Otronicon runs through Monday at 7:00 p.m.

Photos courtesy of Micheal Van Gelder.


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Otronicon got off to a great start today with Orlando's best in simulation, video game development and interactive technology. Thanks to all of our partners who help make this event a Central Florida digital media showcase every year!


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The Orlando Science Center is dedicated to its mission to inspire science learning for life. Bridging the gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education begins one child at a time.


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Orlando Main Stay Carlos DeSoto Launches Trio of Performances Next Week

Tuesday, December 27, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.


WHO: Talented and versatile, Carlos DeSoto is a guitarist proficient in rock, jazz, pop, funk and R&B jams. He's opened for Journey, The Knack, Eddie Money and Sugar Ray to name a few. He is the founder and lead guitarist for The Rules, a band with a sound best described as a mix between video game music, TV show themes and post-rock. DeSoto is an active member of the Orlando music scene.

WHERE: Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803
DeSoto will perform on the stage within the GUITAR exhibit.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 27 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

GUITAR: This performance celebrates the final days of GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World. This world premiere exhibit offers journeys through the history and evolution of the guitar with displays of 60 classic and contemporary guitars plus hands-on activities that examine the science of sound. Discover why the guitar is one of the most widely recognized cultural symbols of our day. This is the last chance to experience GUITAR before it closes to the public in early January.

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Guitarist Plays Tomorrow - Saturday, December 17 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Orlando Science Center’s Guitar Exhibit

Plus A Cappella Versions of Holiday Favorites with the Orange Blossom Chorus - 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Science Center Cafe

WHAT: Arte Tedesco has performed extensively around the county with gigs in Pittsburgh, New York, Los Angeles and Orlando, including an appearance with Clarence Clemons from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. He has been delivering energetic and soulful performances for more than four decades and he brings his emotionally charged voice and “machine gun” acoustic style to the Orlando Science Center.

WHERE: GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World exhibit, Level 2 - Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803

WHEN: Saturday, December 17, 2011 – performances at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

ALSO: Enjoy a cappella renditions of yuletide favorites when the Orange Blossom Chorus performs in the Science Center’s café on Level 1 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. You can find more info on them at www.orlandobarbershopchorus.org.

GUITAR: This exhibit provides a journey through the history and evolution of the guitar with displays of guitars plus activities that examine the science of sound.

COST: Both Arte Tedesco’s appearance and the Orange Blossom Chorus are included in general admission to the Orlando Science Center. General admission is $17 for adults, $12 for youth ages 3 to 11. General admission also includes access to the Guitar exhibit as well as all four floors of interactive exhibits, giant screen films, and live science demonstrations.

DOWNLOAD FREE TUNES: Download songs from Arte's last two albums FREE! Go to www.ArteTedesco.com, and click on the CD Baby icon! 19 Songs!

INFO: Please call 407-514-2000 or visit www.osc.org


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