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Seattle's A.D. Albers Named Disney's Internet Group CTO

Brier Dudley's latest post announces that Walt Disney Internet Group has "named local tech veteran A.D. ‘Bud' Albers its new chief technology officer." Based in Seattle, the group "develops and delivers Disney-branded content for the Web and mobile devices."
Albers, who will stay in Seattle after his Jan 2nd start date, "will be responsible for leading technological breakthroughs on existing platforms [and] developing cutting-edge new technology solutions in support of the company's new media technology needs."

Dudley reports in his post that Albers was "former SVP and CTO at MediaNet Digital, the latest incarnation of MusicNet." During his time there he "worked on music service launches" like MTV's Urge and Yahoo Music Unlimited. Steve Wadsworth, to whom Albers will report, said in a recent release that Albers' "technical knowledge combined with his strategic thinking will help us achieve our vision of a world where users can access The Walt Disney Co. content... anytime and anywhere."

Two Large New Projects Reviewed by Southwest Design Board

A recent post at West Seattle Blog reports on the Southwest Design Review Board's meeting about two "sizable projects in the south half of West Seattle." One is the new building for Swedish Auto Repair, and the other is a "live/work" development. The Swedish Auto Repair designs were send back to the "drawing boardfor one more round of revisions" due to concerns from board members and neighbors. They would like their "30-plus-foot-high L-shaped building fronting 35th and Kenyon to be more streetfront-friendly." City planner Holly Godard did point out "its voluntary ‘green' features, though, such as solar panels and rainwater-collecting barrels.

The second project "got the green light" states the post. The official project material says this development "will help serve as a transition in the neighborhood from the commercial areas to the south at Morgan Junction Hub and along California Avenue SW, to the more residential areas to the north and west." The three-building design consists of a "3-story, 6-unit ‘live-work' building with their commercial space... fronting on California; a 3-story, 5-unit townhouse building fronting on Graham; and a 3-story, 4-unit townhouse behind them." Board member David Foster was enthusiastic: "We're not seeing ... a Belltown approach ... it is something new and I find it kind of exciting."

Julian Peterson Talks about a Good Seahawks Matchup for Playoffs

Frank Hughes, writing for the Seahawks Insider, recently had a talk with Seahawk's Julian Peterson during which he "asked him if he felt the Seahawks matched up better with one particular playoff team over another." Peterson mentioned Dallas and New England. "I think we match up better when it comes to teams like Dallas, [or] even the Patriots," Peterson said. Hughes points out that there is "only one round" where Seattle could even face the Patriots.

"Other teams, they might say, ooh, the Vikings, the run game, but if we stop the run game then they have to pass and then that is to our advantage," continues Peterson in the post. Peterson thinks with the Patriots it's a better "athletic" match up. "We have big, tall safeties to kind of counter the jump ball when it comes to Randy." He states that the Seahawks have "speed corners that can run around with the Stallworths" and they have "good pass rushers" as well.

December 30th Last Chance to View Inspiring Exhibitions at the Henry

A recent post from Chris Engman of Hank blog, from the Henry Art Gallery, reminds us that it's out last chance to visit Viewfinder and A Forest for the Trees, which both close on December 30. "This means the end of shows that include artists Amir Zaki, Ori Gersht, Uta Barth, Wolfgang Tillmans, Josiah McElheny, Chris Engman and more." ArtCasts, Henry's art podcasts, have also been posted by the exhibitions' curator Sara Krajewski.

In addition, on the post you can also hear Anna Banana of Seattle's Pretty Parlor talk about McElheny's An Historical Anecdote About Fashion. "The dress on display for this installation has probably changed since the last time you visited," writes Engman, "The one currently on view is my favorite yet." The dress is made up of "seductive black fabrics sculpted into an inventive take on the hourglass." Our blogger invites you to "have a Project Runway moment" at the museum and "judge the dress for yourself, before it's too late."

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