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Apr. 9, 2019
Cyberlink Debuts its First Interactive Pop-Up AI Museum at LA Times Festival of Books

“InstaArt: Create Your LA Story” Exhibit Inspires Festival Attendees to Create Instant Art and Their Los Angeles Stories

Los Angeles, CaliforniaApril 9, 2019 — Reflecting a fast-evolving world of modern and personalized storytelling beyond the traditional book form, multimedia software provider  will be at the University of Southern California (USC) and debut its first interactive pop-up museum at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 13 and April 14, 2019. Themed “#InstaArt: Create Your LA Story,” the museum is a free, interactive, customizable photo booth and exhibit. It is aimed at inspiring digital artists, photographers, visual storytellers and festival attendees to create, tweak and showcase their instant art and personalized Los Angeles stories via digital, social, viral methods and software tools.

Visitors to CyberLink’s exhibition space will be able to see AI-created art, thanks to CyberLink’s powerful AI Style Plug-in for both PowerDirector and PhotoDirector. On display will be videos and photos that, with the help of CyberLink’s AI engine, have been transformed from the ordinary to the extraordinary. The exhibition will feature carefully curated art from the LA artistic community and emerging digital artists, including local award-winning director and photographer Jeff Dotson.

“Technology is transforming art as we know it, and providing creators with new and impressive ways to express themselves and tell their stories,” said Jeff Dotson. “CyberLink’s editing tools are helping me push the boundaries in my creative projects, and allowing me to explore broader artistic techniques in my work.”

The pop-up museum will include a photo booth, where visitors can capture, edit, and share their LA stories. Customizable background themes will feature Hollywood landmarks ranging from The Hollywood Sign and the Walk of Fame, all the way through to local hotspots such as Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. Visitors will also be able to try out some of CyberLink’s incredible AI Styles for PhotoDirector 365 and Director Suite 365 and turn their photos, and videos into exhibition-worthy works of art.

“Los Angeles has long had a dynamic creative scene that extends well beyond the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. The LA Times Festival of Books is more than just a celebration of the written word, it provides an event for the artistic community to gather, collaborate and thrive,” said Richard Carriere, Senior VP, Global Marketing at CyberLink. “CyberLink is proud to join this year's Festival, and we’re excited to show how our technology, including our AI-powered editing tools, can help professional artists as well as anyone with a creative soul express themselves in ways that were not even imaginable a few years ago.”


#CreateMyLAStory Contest
Throughout the Festival weekend, visitors can stop by CyberLink booth #996 to get their photos taken and enter the #CreateMyLAStory contest to win attractive prizes. At the InstaArt photo booth, they can pose and take a photo with their favorite Los Angeles venue as backdrop to create their own art and story. To enter the contest, visitors are simply asked to post their photo on Instagram with the hash tag #CreateMyLAStory. Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 winners with the most likes. The first place winner will receive a 1-year DirectorSuite 365 subscription and a phone camera lens, worth $200 jointly. And the other winners will win 3-month premium subscription to Director Suite 365.

Media-Only Guided Tour (In-Person or Virtual)
On Saturday, April 13, 1:30pm PT, media representatives are invited to join a 20-miniute guided tour of the Festival’s first interactive pop-up museum. They will meet with local artists who will demonstrate their transformative instant art creation process leveraging CyberLink’s software AI-style tools. Media can also create their own art and showcase their creations at this museum. A virtual museum tour will be available online for those who cannot be there in person. Reporters and bloggers can register for the guided tour or request an in-person or virtual private briefing, by emailing Mary Placido at contact_pr@cyberlink.com.

CyberLink Director Suite 365 Availability
CyberLink Director Suite 365 is available from CyberLink’s online store.


About CyberLink
Founded in 1996, CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) is the world leader in multimedia software and AI facial recognition technology. CyberLink addresses the demands of consumer, commercial and education markets through a wide range of solutions, covering digital content creation, multimedia playback, video conferencing, livecasting, mobile applications and AI facial recognition.

CyberLink has shipped several hundred million copies of its multimedia software and apps, including the award-winning PowerDirector, PhotoDirector, and PowerDVD.

With years of research in the fields of artificial intelligence and facial recognition, CyberLink has developed the FaceMe® Facial Recognition Engine. Powered by deep learning algorithms, FaceMe® delivers the reliable, high-precision, and real-time facial recognition that is critical to AIoT applications such as smart retail, smart security and surveillance, smart city and smart home.

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