This Thursday I will lead a tour of the Letterman Digital Arts Center during the lunch break of The Future of Web Apps summit. The Letterman center is the new home of Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and LucasArts. The 23-acre campus had design influence from George Lucas and is one of the most technologically advanced offices anywhere.
Every artist has fiber to their desk for the fastest possible connections. The building includes a 13,500 square-foot data center and render farm for processing special effects, and every desktop computer can be added to the computing cluster for after-hours crunching. Once the movies are completed they are shown off in either two 65-seat theaters or the main 300-person theater with digital projection and THX everywhere.
After our short walking tour we’ll visit Perk Presidio Cafe for lunch and sit outside if the weather is nice. The cafe serves sandwiches, salads, smoothies, health bars, and chocolate as well as coffee and tea.
Spots on the tour have already filled up but I wanted to let conference attendees know what to expect. Our short walk will be a fun way to spend your break while surrounded by sci-fi.