GLOW SHENZHEN 2020 opens: an exploration of art by the Chinese “city of technology”, Business News

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 14, 2021 /RPNewswire/ — In Shenzhen, a city with thriving technology and economy, people are exploring the light of art for themselves. On the evening of December 25, 2020, GLOW SHENZHEN 2020 officially opened in the Civic Center, the “heartland” of Shenzhen.

This is the first time for Shenzhen to hold a grand light festival, which will last until February 26, 2021. It aims to deliver an internationally-recognized carnival of artworks created from sound, light, shadows, electricity, and other tech-based carriers. During the festival, 179 works of light art and new media from various countries will be displayed in 34 theme activities held at 20 different sites, covering five districts of the city.

Hosted by the Urban Administration and Law Enforcement Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality and the people’s governments of five districts (Futian, Luouh, Nanshan, Yantian and Bao’an), and organized by

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Dfinity opens its long-anticipated ‘internet computer’ to third-party developers

Dfinity, the much-hyped and long-anticipated blockchain project whose creators say will be the basis of a decentralized “internet computer,” is now open to third-party developers.

Dominic Williams, Dfinity’s founder and chief scientist, said during a live-streamed launch event that today’s “Tungsten release” is the third of five “public milestones,” the fifth of which will be the culmination of the full internet computer sometime “later this year.”

Dfinity raised $102 million in a 2018 funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. In total, it has raised more than $160 million.

“One of the biggest problems emerging in technology is the monopolization of the internet by Big Tech — companies that have consolidated near-total control over our technologies,” Williams said in a statement. Dfinity uses a blockchain-based protocol to weave together computing capacity from a decentralized network of data centers. The goal is to shift the power back to developers aiming to

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