Stop Drawing Dead Fish

  Stop Drawing Dead Fish A talk with Bret Victor May 16th, 2012 6:30pm to 7:00pm – Social Time and Networking 7:00pm to 8:30pm – Presentation Location: Adobe Systems – 601 Townsend St., San Francisco Registration Is Closed We suggest a donation of $5 to help cover the costs. Waiting List “The world is dynamic and alive.  Trees wave in the wind, fish flock in schools, cats chase mice.  Artists, too, are alive.  The act of painting a brushstroke, or playing a musical phrase, or performing a dance move, captures the dynamic expressiveness of the human body. However, we have a dearth of tools for creating dynamic digital worlds using the artist’s dynamic performance.  Pictures drawn in Photoshop or animated in After Effects are fixed, static, and unresponsive.  We can create living environments by typing in code, but not through the natural expressiveness of the artist’s hand. This talk will suggest some directions for digital design tools which embrace together the behavior and responsiveness of digital simulation with the dexterity and spontaneity of an artist’s performance.” -Bret Victor Bret Victor invents tools that enable people to understand and create.  He has designed experimental UI concepts at Apple, interactive data graphics for Al Gore, and musical instruments at Alesis.  He is the author of “Magic Ink: Information Software and the Graphical Interface”, and recently presented “Inventing on Principle”. For more about Bret, please visit: http://worrydream.com http://vimeo.com/36579366 http://pushpoppress.com/about http://pushpoppress.com/ourchoice          ...

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Student Entertainment Summit
May05

Student Entertainment Summit

Student Entertainment Summit Sponsored by San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH and 32Ten Studio May 5th from 10am to 4pm Location: 32Ten Studios at 3210 Kerner Blvd, San Raphael Fifty students comprised by the big five ANM/VFX programs: AAU, AI/SF, CCA, Ex’pression and SFSU get together to mix, discuss collaboration, prep for 2013 SIGGRAPH/San Diego, festivals and personal portfolio. BIRTHPLACE OF MODERN VFX 3210 Kerner Blvd. was built by ILM in 1980 as they were expanding beyond their original building next door, 3160. It was built to house a sound stage, a screening room and offices to support the artists and technicians who were pioneering into the field of optical and digital imagery. This historic building is where the LUCASFILM COMPUTER DIVISON, now known as PIXAR, wrote, produced and animated their first short “Andre and Wally B“. 3210 was also home to the EDIT DROID, one the first non-linear film editing systems and testing ground for Display / ImagePro, which was eventually renamed Photoshop. Films shot here Sequences for dozens of hit movies have been shot on the “Main Stage”. Here are just a few… Star Wars Series (Except for Episode IV) Indiana Jones Series Pirates of the Carribean Series The Mummy Series Star Trek Series Back to the Future Series Die Hard Cocoon Always Instructors and students interested in attending the summit, please send an email to tereza_flaxman at...

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