Amplifying Creativity at Disney Research
Associate Director & Principal Research Scientist, Disney Research
Art challenges technology, and technology inspires the art.” These are the words John Lasseter used to describe his experience as an artist working with the technology leaders at Pixar three decades ago to pioneer what we know today as computer-generated animation. At the heart of this statement lies the idea that technology and art, when joined together, hold a unique and promising potential to amplify creativity. This very concept forms the driving vision behind Disney Research. In this talk, I will share my experiences as a researcher working with Disney artists on technology to amplify creativity, including tough challenges that art has given us as well as successes in which we could inspire the art. Attendees can expect examples of research advances in capture, simulation, animation, interaction, and, in true Disney style, a little bit of singing.
Associate Director & Principal Research Scientist (Disney Research)