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Jazz musician Herbie Hancock was among the participants at Entertainment Gathering, a three-day conference that demonstrated how modern specializations–3D animation, world-class concert music, evolutionary biology, architecture and blogging–reveal their underlying similarities in the light of the information age. Here Hancock accompanies himself in a high-tech jam session.
Entertainment Gathering, held in the Hollywood hills, inspired a fair share of unscheduled events. Here the Rev. Rick Warren, an author and megachurch pastor, presides over the marriage of Bill Nye, aka the Science Guy, and his fiancee, Blair Tindall.
Cellist Yo Yo Ma plays excerpts from a Bach concerto at Entertainment Gathering.
A coffee-table-like computer interface, designed by Applied Minds, lets groups work together over the same document.
Architect Frank Gehry, model Naomi Campbell and jazz musician Quincy Jones jam together on a new sample-based instrument designed to let people with any level of musical skill perform.