The Sandton Samsung Studio– Galaxy Note is the only canvas Doodling for Mandela
What happens when you get funky cool artists mixed together with funky cool technology ?
You get the Samsung Galaxy Note expo mixed with various artists who use the Note to draw caricatures & profiles of anyone who has the patience to sit down for 5 or 10 minutes !
Once again Samsung has pulled out all the stops and put on a 3 day expo where the Galaxy Note was hooked up to Samsung flat screen TV, mounted on aisles so that everyone can see every stroke of the artist S-pen as caricatures come to life.
I spoke to Andre Clement whilst I was being drawn (and trying not to let the ADD kick in) and asked him about his experiences with the Note vs. conventional brushes. Andre confirmed that the Note has amazing sensitivity and the application gives him freedom to draw and experiment with this digital canvas. Andre described how the Note’s application, the S sketch Mobile, gives him the ability to add layers and depth to any drawing that he creates.
Whilst you are having your caricature drawn, there is a live Demo on the big screen showing the Galaxy’s features as well as many Galaxy Notes that you can play with and ask questions to the many Samsung helpers.
The Note was also used as the DJ for the day. It was hooked up to the sound system and on the Note there is an application called DJ Studio 3 which allows a DJ to mix track, paly with the pitch and speed, scratch turntables – all on the fly. Very powerful from such a tiny device.
“If you haven’t doodled yet – get involved this weekend. Come through to the Samsung Galaxy Note Studio Programme located at the Fountain Court in Sandton City from 10th – 12th February. You will not only have the opportunity to enjoy our experiential exhibition, but our latest offering, the Samsung Galaxy Note will be available to create your Doodle for Mandela – which will then automatically be uploaded to the website. If you can’t make it to the Samsung Galaxy Note Studio Programme exhibition, visit the Samsung Mobile South Africa Facebook page and join in on the fun! We encourage consumers to become ambassadors of the message to create the impact that we are hoping to achieve through this project,” concludes Liebenberg.
Through this campaign Samsung are encouraging consumers to ‘Like’ the Samsung Mobile South Africa Facebook page, then go on to the Doodle and Win link to create your own unique piece of art on the Galaxy Note tool (http://www.facebook.com/#!/SamsungMobileSA?sk=app_310382998986000). The Facebook page will allow users to create their own doodle for Mandela with their own photos with every image uploaded matched by a R5 investment from Samsung. The total money raised over this period will be divided between the development of another Solar Powered Internet School by Samsung and various charities for the development of libraries with the aim of driving access to information and the ability for underprivileged children to gain the required reading skills.
So if you are in the area, pop over to Sandton City shopping mall and find the Samsung team by the Fountain Court (outside checkers towards the food court. Go Chat to the artists and get your picture drawn and even printed on a T-shirt for you. All for free courtesy of Samsung Mobile and you are helping a good cause in the process.
By the way: the Samsung Galaxy Note Studio Programme will be visiting nine other malls across the country in upcoming months. So if you missed this one, there will be one near you soon.
In the mean time, dont forget to vote http://www.facebook.com/#!/SamsungMobileSA?sk=app_310382998986000