From sculptures to computers
Peter Voci went digital
twenty years ago
with Peter Voci
by Anders Frick
- The message is most
These words belong
to Professor Peter Voci from New York Institute of Technology,
NYIT. Voci's opinion
is that it's good when the general public don¹t know when computer
graphics is being
used it¹s the message, not the technique, which is most
is the chairman ("rather chairperson, because that's more neutral")
of Fine Arts at NYIT. He has been into the computer graphics industry
for about 20 years. But it all started
with another type of art sculpturing.
- Yes, but I
found computer graphics to be very interesting, so I changed into
that instead. We
are looking at the nature through the eyes of mathematics, and you
do new experiences
every day that's
what I like.
He is nowadays
working with two things at NYIT. One of them is teaching and the
other is to
be an administrator of the higher education. He has also developed
the education program within
the computer graphics area at NYIT.
- There is a
problem with students when they begin. They often think technology
is the answer
of everything, but technology is just a process not the answer.
Peter Voci has
been presenting papers, doing animations and lot's of other stuff
at earlier conferences,
but at SIGGRAPH 2001 is he sitting in the jury for the art show.
And he likes SIGGRAPH
- SIGGRAPH brings
people together. That is very important!