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ACM SIGGRAPH Awards
Monday, 11 August, 1:30 pm
Preceding Ed Catmull's talk, ACM SIGGRAPH presents three awards for significant achievements in the field:
Significant New Researcher Award
Universty of California, Berkeley
Computer Graphics Achievement Award
New York University
Outstanding Service Award
University of Washington
Managing the Creative Environment
Ed Catmull is one of the original architects of the RenderMan rendering software system, which has been used in 44 of the last 47 films nominated for an Academy Award in the Visual Effects category. He has founded three of the world's most renowned computer graphics research centers, including the computer graphics laboratory at the New York Institute of Technology and the computer division of both Lucasfilm, Ltd. and Pixar Animation Studios.
He has been honored with four Academy Awards, including a Technical Achievement Award from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, from whom he previously won two Scientific and Engineering Awards, and one Academy Award of Merit for his work. He also received the ACM SIGGRAPH Steven A. Coons Award for his lifetime contributions in the computer graphics field.
Photo: Kenny Morrison (fab DP)
Giving Technology Emotion: From the Artist's Mind to "U2 3D"
In 2005, she directed U2's "Original of The Species" video, which explored CG motion capture technology. She has also created and directed visual content and animation for the San Francisco-based group Kronos Quartet and for the Chinese Pipa player Wu Man. Owens is currently working on a new body of drawings and creating content for the next U2 album and tour.
My Personal Take on the Last 30 Years in Robotics and Vision