December 16 agenda: Via Design exhibition in Paris

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Wednesday's selection: an important design exhibition of key artists in Paris, Avatar by James Cameron is released in French-speaking European countries and Egypt and a computer graphics event opens in Japan.

Via Design 3.0
December 16, 2009 - February 1, 2010
Paris, France

Valorization of Innovation in furnishing (VIA) will feature some of the first works created by famous artists and designers Philippe Starck, Martin Szekely, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Matali Crasset, Mathieu Lehanneur, François Azambourg, Philippe Rahm, Gaetano Pesce and Andrée Putman. The work of young up-and-coming designers will also be featured alongside the work of the great designers to emphasize the importance of the Via initiative at the Paris Centre Pompidou.

Avatar released
December 16
Belgium, Egypt, France, Switzerland

This week is Avatar week worldwide: the much anticipated latest James Cameron film was released in the UAE on December 15, in France, Belgium, Egypt and Switzerland on the 16, and in the USA on the weekend.


Siggraph Asia
December 16-19
Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama is hosting an important Computer Graphics Event this December. During the 2nd edition of the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition in Asia, the world's leading experts on computer graphics and interactive techniques gather in Japan.