After work Thursday, some of us attended Google's Creative Sandbox '09 here in New York. The invite said it's a showcase for creative folks.. and something about free drinks.
The event was very lively and full of festive spirit. There was a main presentation on SketchUp and its integration with Google Earth-- the presenter dropped a huge space shuttle over Wall Street. Some of other demos included YouTube Insight (statistic tool), Google TV (not for couch potatoes, for advertisers), and a social music network. Also there was a great demo by Aaron Koblin on data visualization. He participated in a Radiohead music video project where they used 3D image capture technology. His other projects are equally interesting!
Maurizio figured out a strategically advantageous spot for catching servers out of the kitchen, so we enjoyed the most tasty hors d'oeuvres and desserts entire evening. Here are some pictures of us having good time (after heavy censorship to save our dignity):