Computer Animation: Where Science Meets Art

The BCS Edinburgh Branch Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture (about Sidney Michaelson)

In partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wednesday 4th April 2010, 20:00.

Speaker: Ronen Barzel.

Venue: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh..

Tickets for this event must be purchased from the EISF: book here....

Synopsis

Computer animation comes about through a remarkable collaboration between scientists, technologists and artists. Top nimation scientist Ronen Barzel, whose career includes a stint at award-winning Pixar, gives his take on the nature of the collaboration; how research and technology advances inspire artistic achievement, which in turn drives further research and technological development. .

About the speaker

 

Ronen has been involved in computer graphics since the mid-1980's. He was an animation scientist at Pixar for many years, where (among a variety of other things) built the model for Slinky Dog in the first Toy Story movie. He was the chair of SIGGRAPH 2009, the premier international conference on computer graphics, and was the founding editor in chief of the Journal of Graphics Tools. He received his PhD in computer graphics from the California Institute of Technology, and has held visiting academic positions in several universities. He has recently moved to Edinburgh.

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