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The project, created by Pereira O’Dell and lili Studios,explores the opportunities and issues around AI in an exhibition of collaborative work by 101 creatives.

In celebration of the first 102 years of the Art Directors Club, The One Club for Creativity invites the global creative community to explore the future with the launch of ADC101+1 Expo, a captivating multi-platform experience featuring work of 101 designers and creatives from around the world in collaboration with AI tools.

The collective art initiative, created by Pereira O’Dell and developed by lili Studios, serves as both an interactive gallery of work and a global opportunity to engage in dialogue and debate about the opportunities and issues involved with AI and the creative industry. The project will be supported by a series of virtual and in-person panels featuring top creatives discussing all sides of the topic.

PJ Pereira, Founder & Creative Chairman, Pereira O’Dell, said the brief was simple: designers come up with a prompt to generate something, and add one more step, a personal interference. Then they share their experience, whether good or bad.

“This project is not about AI art. It's an experiment on the creative collaboration between humans and AI,” he said. “AI is a new kind of computing that will bring very different tools for creatives of all kinds. There’s no better way to have a glimpse of that future, with all its potential and challenges, than playing with it right now."

How it works

One hundred and one creatives, designers, filmmakers, and creative technologists from around the world, identified by The One Club’s International Board of Directors and Pereira O’Dell, represent the “101” in the project name, while an AI image generator serves as the “+1”.

Participating designers were asked to come up with a prompt, feed it into an AI image generator such as Midjourney, DALL-E 2, or Stable Diffusion, then take the resulting image and evolve it however they choose: by a little, or a lot, by hand or using digital tools.

The final artwork is showcased on ADC101+1 Expo as an immersive interactive digital experience viewable on computers, mobile and VR headsets, complete with background information about each designer’s prompt, their creative process, and personal perspective on using the AI tools. Each designer’s work and background is housed in its own cube – in homage to the prestigious ADC Cube award – that’s entirely generated by AI.

Brief videos feature designers discussing their inspiration, how the collaboration with AI differed from how they normally create, and at what point in this process they felt the artwork become theirs. Excerpts from the videos will be compiled into a short film to be screened at an ADC101+1 Expo panel event during Creative Week in May.

The virtual exhibition was developed by lili Studios, a leader in online live event experiences based in Los Angeles, Hamburg and Lisbon whose portfolio includes work for Lady Gaga, Cirque du Soleil, Billie Eilish, Apple Music, Amazon, and others.

"We wanted to explore architecture at the intersection of data and human interaction in a world without physics and endless opportunity." says Maik Käehler, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at lili Studios. "The experience is designed by architects and data. All spaces are the calculated result of the name and the country of each artist. The design is completely driven by data, but it still creates a coherent architectural vision – one that is mathematically rational and unstable at the same time. That was the most interesting to us.”

“ADC has been a leading creative organization for more than a century by remaining at the forefront of creative trends and issues,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity. “With ADC101+1 Expo, we continue in that role to engage the global creative community on the subject of AI, and serve as a forum for the important conversation on its uses and industry impact, both positive and negative.”

ADC101+1 Expo launches with participation of the first group designers, with more added in coming months.

The initial group represents 13 countries and regions: Argentina (Bruno Acanfora, Federico Guiraldes, Javier Lourenco), Australia (Mache [Simon Harsent and Gary Jacques]); China (Fish Ho, Dave Holland, Kevin Lunsong, Saidah), Finland (Sanni Wessman), Hong Kong (Isabel Tong, Justin Wong), India (Tapan Aslot, Pavithra Dikshit, Vishnu M Nair), Japan (Yusuke Koyanagi, Takao Muzumoto, Yoshihiro Yagi), Netherlands (David Bastian Fernández Izarraulde, Ally Behr, Alexandre Gellard, Mischa Loppies), Portugal (Serafim Mendes), South Africa (Fumani Khumalo, Nomonde Mtetwa), South Korea (Euiyoung Gloria Song), Spain (Ana Perez Lopez), and US (Magnus Atom, Jason Naylor, Paul Trillo).

The first ADC101+1 Expo virtual panel to discuss the opportunities and challenges around AI and the creative industry will take place on February 28, 2023, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. Confirmed participants to date include::

PJ Pereira, founder, creative chairman, Pereira O’Dell (moderator)
Magnus Atom, motion graphics designer, animation director, and commercial artist, Saratoga Springs, NY
Ally Behr, design director, Media.Monks Amsterdam
Pavithra Dikshit, design director, Landor & Finch Mumbai
Jason Naylor, artist, designer, creative director, author, Brooklyn
Please go here for more information and to register.

Swanepoel noted this year’s ADC 102nd Annual Awards is the first ad and design industry awards show to establish a separate discipline and dedicated jury – chaired by Pereira – for AI, with categories for application, execution, idea, and process. AI entries are not allowed for other disciplines, such as Illustration or Photography.

ADC 102nd Annual Awards entries can be submitted now, with fees increasing after each deadline period. Extended deadline is February 17, 2023, and final deadline March 3, 2023. Entries will be judged by a diverse global jury of more than 250 top creatives from 48 countries, with winners announced during Creative Week in May 2023.


Creative Agency: Pereira O’Dell

Founder & Creative Chairman: PJ Pereira

Chief Creative Officer: Robert Lambrechts

Executive Creative Director: Jason Apaliski

Creative Director / Head of Art: Eduardo "Dudu" Gomes

Creative Director: Spencer Campbell

Design Director / Designer: Luis Bacellar

Designer: Gabriel Iatchuk

Brand Management Director: Lo Braz

Project Manager: Camila Takahara

Production Company: lili Studios

Creative Lead: Maik Kähler

Lead Architect: Daniel Vera

3D Artist: Frank Peng

UI Design: Krill Lazarev

COO: Jordan Udko

3D Solutions Design: Luke Peterson

Immersive Producer: Ayza Aktar

Content Producer: Karoline Mikkelsen

Producer: Teo Olivares

Technology Lead: Dieter Pries

Project Manager, Technology: Katya Kovaleva

Production Company: Levology Sound

Sound Design & Mix: Joel Hopper


The Media & Entertainment industry in India continues to thrive. In January 2023, the category saw a staggering 514,887,857 cross-platform actions on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with an audience of 723,878,825 followers.

The industry is a rapidly growing sector, encompassing various forms of content production and distribution such as television, film, digital media, and print. It is one of the largest and most vibrant industries in India, attracting a large and diverse audience. With the rise of digital platforms, the industry is poised for even greater growth for companies in the sector.

Aaj Tak, ABP News, and STAR Vijay Television lead the pack with the highest number of cross platform actions.

Discover the ranking of the top 12 properties in the Indian Media & Entertainment industry by engagement:

Literature, Culture and Entertainment come together at Swabhumi, The Heritage Plaza

Aaj Tak, India’s leading Hindi news channel brings the Kolkata edition of it’s much acclaimed and accomplished Literature Festival, Sahitya Aaj Tak. The two-day event is scheduled to take place on February 17 and 18, 2023.

The Kolkata edition will include a number of well-known writers, scholars, authors, singers, actors, columnists, business executives, poets, and theatre performers. Over 2.5 lakh people visited the Sahitya Aaj Tak edition in Delhi in November to see over 300 luminaries from Literature, Art, Cinema, Music, Theatre, and Cultural activities. 1,200,000 additional registered for the event via walk-in/on-site registration. After the immense success and following garnered by AT Bangla and Ishq FM ‘Sahitya Aaj Tak’ is coming up with its Bengali avatar.

The programme will begin with Anup Jalota's performance of Saraswati Vandana. The debate on ‘’Bangali Durgay Ache, Ram E Nei?’’ will follow. (Bangaliyon me Durga hai, Ram nahi) where Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri would be in dialogue with Shankar. ‘’Banga Bhumi aur Hindi’’ will feature the conversation of three author-critics: Prem Shankar Tripathi, Prof. Manju Rani Singh, and Prof. Ramesh Mishra. Usha Uthup will deliver a presentation titled "Queen of Indian Pop," while Surajit and Bhoomi Band will converse with singer Lagnajitta about the theme "Bengali band e bimukh!" Solo-e bhorsha holo?

Rudranil Ghosh will be in conversation with Kamaleshwar Mukherjee, Arindam Sil, and Bratya Basu during a session titled Cinemar raajneeti, Rajneetir cinema (Cinema ki rajniti, rajniti ka cinema). Anuttama Banerjee, a renowned psychologist and poet; Abhiroop Mukherjee, a poet, scholar, and columnist; and Souvik Guha Sarkar, a poet, author, and editor of the children's magazine Meghmuluk, will discuss Digital Juge Premer Kobita (Digital yug aur prem ki kavita).

Singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo will talk on Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi, while Soma Bandopadhyay, poet-translator and Gautam Sanyal, poet-translator will discuss Bengal Ki Mati main Kavita. This will be followed by a discussion on Sarhad Paar Ka Prem featuring Alka Saraogi, Author and Recipient of Sahitya Akademy; Madhu Kankaria, author, and recipient of Bihari Puraskar, and Vijay Sharma, Author. The evening will comprise of Sur Sangeet with artist Sourendro-Soumyojit. One of the most prominent singers of Bollywood throughout the 1990s and early 2000s singer Udit Narayan, known for his romantic numbers will present his super hits.

Singer Javed Ali, known for lending his voice to melodious songs like Jashn-e-Bahaaran, Kun Faya Kun Tum Tak and Srivalli will enthrall the two-day event with a grand finale performance.

Delegates will be able to witness these great personalities from the spheres of art, culture, literature, and music as they meet on the Sahitya Aaj Tak platform, leaving an indelible mark for all to carry back.

Names of the other great personalities who will shine on the show's stage this year are as follows:

Javed Ali
Udit Narayan
Anup Jalota
Nrisingha Prasad Bhadur
Swastika Mukherjee
Anuttama Banerjee
Abhirup Mukhopadhayay
Souvik Guha Sarkar
Tanmoy Bhattacharjee
Usha Uthup
Rudranil Ghosh
Kamaleshwar Mukherjee
Arindam Sil
Babul Supriyo
Soma Bandopadhyay
Gautam Sanyal
Sanjay Budhia
Alka Saraogi
Madhu Kankaria
Vijay Sharma
Kalpana Patowary
Swapan Dasgupta
Dr. Anirban Ganguly
Shatrughan Sinha
Mrityunjay Kumar Singh
Yatish Kumar
Geeta Dubey
Anand Gupta
Poonam Sonchatra
Jhulan Nishit Goswami
Sharmila Jalan
Pallavi Pundir
Nirmala Todi
Chandra kumar Bose
Sukhendu Shekhar Roy
Niladri Banerjee
Manoranjan Byopari
Anjan Dutt
Arun Hota
Amarnath Sharma
Partha Banerjee
Manoj Muntashir Shukla
Priyankar Paliwal
Shyamal Bhattacharya
Prem Shankar Tripathi
Dona Ganguly
Dolly Basu
Uma Jhunjhunwala,
Prem Kapoor
Sraboni Sen
Indrani Sen
Jayati Chakraborty
Hindol Sengupta
Dr Shahid Faroghy
Jitendra Dheer
Nand lal Roushan
Zarina Zarreen
Vinod Prakash Gupta
Anawar Husain Anjum
Fay Seen Ejaz
Naseem Azizi
Mushtak Anjum
Aasim Shanawaz Shibli

Entry for the event can be secured via event website (www.aajtak.in/sahitya). It also allows on venue walk in.

Manorama Online is excited to host the 5th edition of Techspectations, Kerala's most prestigious digital summit.

Taking place on February 17 at Hotel Le Meridien in Kochi, the summit will bring together thought leaders from various domains and industries to discuss the latest advancements in technology and their impact on society.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and Information Technology, will deliver the keynote address at the marquee event of Manorama Online.

Techspectations will showcase a dynamic lineup of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and interactive sessions that will cover topics such as the impact of technology on healthcare, finance, education, and the environment. Participants will hear from experts like Subram Natarajan of Google Cloud India, Arvind Ganesan of Akamai Technologies, and Praveen Jayakumar of Amazon Web Services, among others.

"We understand that technology is not just for technology enthusiasts. It touches every aspect of our lives and impacts every industry," said Mariam M Mathew, CEO of ManoramaOnline. "That's why we decided to bring together experts from different fields to share their perspectives and experiences on how technology impacts their respective domains and industries."

The Techspectations Digital Summit is a must-attend event for not only technology enthusiasts, business leaders, and industry professionals but also the general public impacted daily by new technological opportunities and advancements. The summit will also serve as a social audit of the challenges that arise with technology's constant presence in our daily lives.

"We believe technology got the power to transform lives and businesses, but only when we approach with an understanding of its impact on different domains and industries," said Santhosh George Jacob, Coordinating Editor of ManoramaOnline.

"The Techspectations Digital Summit is the perfect platform for experts to share their knowledge and help delegates see the bigger picture engaging technology for their specific needs and goals," he added.

The event will also feature an exhibition area where delegates can explore the latest technology products, services, and solutions and network with leading companies and industry peers.

For more information on the speaker lineup and to register, please visit www.techspectations.com.

Shiv Thakare and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary are the first and second runners-up

Survival in the house of COLORS’ ‘Bigg Boss’ is no ordinary feat! Hosted by Dabangg host Salman Khan and a few episodes by Karan Johar and Farah Khan, the 16th edition of the show powered by Tresemme, Special Partner Ching’s Dragonfire Chutney, Make-up Partner Myglamm & Taste Partner Priyagold Hunk has come to an end. This season was different in a true sense as ‘Bigg Boss’ played his own game, honed from 15 years of experience. Garnering record-breaking viewership, this season of India’s favourite reality show reached out to 169 million individuals and garnered 121 billion viewing minutes, making it the boss of shows in the non-fiction category. This ground-breaking season has also left a lasting impact on social media, with a reach of 15 billion, 9 billion views, 200 million conversations, and a 98% share of voice. For four months the contestants spared no effort to earn ‘ticket to finale’ and gather support from millions of fans across the country. After an arduous and entertainment-filled journey, the Dabangg host of the show Salman Khan handed the winner’s trophy to MC Stan, who earned the prize money of Rs. 31, 80, 000/- and a Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS. Shiv Thakare and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary were the finalists who gave the winner a tough fight.

MC Stan is applauded as the only contestant who appeared real throughout the season. His lingo has caught on with viewers and sparked a huge fest of memes on social media. Way before his victory, MC Stan was credited with putting the community of underground rappers on the Indian map through his stellar presence in this season. Every housemate of the season was in awe of the remarkable fan army he commanded. His commentary and observation of the housemates in his signature style were satirical and hilarious. The rapper chose the right muddas, apologised when he was on the wrong side of a fight, and gave as good as he got in a spat. His solid friendship with Shiv Thakare was admired by viewers and both were rooting for each other's victory till the end of the season.

Talking about his victory, MC Stan said, “I have my ardent fans to thank for this incredible and unbelievable victory. When I entered the house, I felt like a misfit because I didn’t know how the game worked and everyone else seemed to know what they were doing. I understood the game late, but no regrets because that would not have made any difference to the way I would have conducted myself on the show. I had to unlearn many things and wage a war against my impulses. I’ve learnt the biggest life lessons here and made solid relationships with people from different walks of life. What everyone called mandali became my home away from home. I’m so proud to be part of a season that delivered on the promise of non-stop entertainment. Haq hai.”

Manisha Sharma, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Mass Entertainment, Viacom18, said, “At COLORS, we are committed to reinventing and innovating content and Bigg Boss’s success is a testament to the same. The season raised the bar with not just an exceptional contestant line-up but also with brand innovation and engagement. This edition witnessed distinct milestones based on viewership and social media trends. A big credit goes to the loyal fanbase the show has earned over the years and our drive to deliver non-stop entertainment. Congratulations to (insert name), for taking home this season’s trophy and winning millions of hearts.”

Shital Iyer, Non-Fiction Head, COLORS added, “The 16th edition of Bigg Boss brought an entirely new brand of entertainment with the ‘Master of the House' playing the game. This season witnessed a bigger and more novel fandom with unexpected twists and turns being introduced to keep the housemates alert and the viewers on the edge of their seats. This game-changing edition has established a remarkable benchmark and set the tone for the next season. Congratulations to (insert name) for winning this season and to all the contestants who won the hearts of viewers.”

Rishi Negi, CEO, Endemol Shine India, said, “After an eventful and entertainment-packed season, I want to congratulate all the contestants for making it a huge success! It proved why India’s most loved television phenomenon is the Bigg Boss of all reality shows. Congratulations to (insert name) for shining through the season and winning it with all they’ve got. We at Endemol Shine India are delighted to have closed the curtain on a momentous season that has commanded an incredible fandom.”

For the conclusion of this game-changing season, megastar Salman Khan was joined by stars of Gadar 2: The Katha Continues, Sunny Deol and Amisha Patel. The finale night was high on glamour and entertainment as all the ex-contestants of this season performed with all their heart and sent their best wishes to the finalists. Bharti Singh and Krushna Abhishek, who hosts ‘Bigg Buzz’ entered the house and regaled the finalists and ex-contestants with their superb comic timing. The stars of COLORS’ upcoming show ‘Tere Ishq Mein Ghayal’ including Karan Kundrra, Gashmeer Mahajani and Reem Sameer Shaikh enticed the viewers with glimpses of their romance-fantasy-drama. Soon after, Ankit Gupta, Gautam Singh Vig and Neha Rana joined Salman Khan to spread the word about their forthcoming music-drama COLORS’ ‘Junooniyatt’. One of the most adorable ex-contestants of the show, Abdu Rozik unveiled ‘You Very Chaalaak Bro’, a song inspired by his catchphrase popularised during his stint on the show. Amping up anticipation for his next big-ticket film, host Salman Khan launched his song ‘Naiyo Lagda’ from his upcoming movie ‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’ during the finale.


BARC, TG: 2+, All India, 1st Oct 2022 – 3rd Feb 2023, COLORS SD+HD, Original + Repeat

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