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Is 3D authoring software only good for dead fish?
You are invited to see the talk "Stop Drawing Dead Fish" and discuss this topic with Bret Victor.
This event is free of charge, but for security reasons pre-registration is required. Please visit our website to register online: http://san-francisco....
When: May 16
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Location: Adobe Systems – 601 Townsend St., San Francisco
"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 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”.
This talk is sponsored by SF ACM SIGGRAPH. For more details about the presentation, please visit
Edited by Tereza Flaxman on Apr 30, 2012 9:12 AM