Siliwood

Siliwood

(jargon)
(Or "Hollywired") The coming convergence of film, interactive TV and computers.
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Silliwood

(SILLIcon Valley HollyWOOD) The mid-1990s nickname for California companies involved with creating CD-ROM computer games based on Hollywood movies, most of which did not appeal to serious gamers. The term also referred to the advent of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in Hollywood movies. See high-tech regions.
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Jobs' stake valued at $1.2 billion--making him the first "Siliwood" billionaire of the 1990s.
After all, "Siliwood" was the onetime cutesy name journalists slapped on early convergence efforts, and it often seemed the tag should have been shortened to just plain silly.
Hollywood meets Silicon Valley in a new industrial suburb dubbed Siliwood.
Advances elsewhere in Siliwood have been just as spectacular.
or maybe they are, somewhere else, in Siliwood, in the techno-burbs, in the snazzier wedge-edges of commercial entertainment or design or research or something." The curators of both "Code," at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery, and the "Third Annual New York Digital Salon," at the SVA Gallery, cast wide nets and shouldn't be overly faulted for what turned up.
And he says a logical step is for the company to become involved with interactive entertainment - that celebrity marriage of Silicon Valley and Hollywood offhandedly known as "Siliwood" - though he admits to not knowing yet where his enterprise fits in.
Hilleman points to the recent fall of Rocket Science, once a highly capitalized game company ballyhooed on the cover of Wired as a prime example of the Siliwood convergence.