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The Future of Reality with Dr. Ken Perlin

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Friday, 6 November 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)

The Future of Reality with Dr. Ken Perlin

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You are invited to a special evening with Dr. Ken Perlin of NYU Media Research Lab.

When: Friday, November 6th Doors @ 5 pm, presentation 5:30 - 7:00pm

Admission: FREE (must register in advance, sorry but no walk ins)

Register:  Right on this page (register early- limited seating)

The Future of Reality: The question our lab at NYU is asking is "How might people in the future communicate with each other in every day life, as computation and display technologies continue to develop, to the point where computer-mediated interfaces are so ubiquitous and intuitive as to be imperceptible?" To address this, we are doing sensor fusion between GearVR and motion tracking technologies. Participants walk freely around and untethered by any wires, in physical space, interacting with other people and physical objects, just as they do in everyday life. Yet everything those participants see is computer-mediated, thereby allowing them to share any reality they wish, simulating the experience of future high resolution contact lenses.

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Dr. Ken Perlin
Professor & Researcher, NYU Media Research Lab

Ken PerlinKen Perlin, a professor in the Department of Computer Science at New York University, directs the NYU Games For Learning Institute, and is a participating faculty member in the NYU Media and Games Network (MAGNET). He was also founding director of the Media Research Laboratory and director of the NYU Center for Advanced Technology. His research interests include graphics, animation, augmented and mixed reality, user interfaces, science education and multimedia. He received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his noise and turbulence procedural texturing techniques, which are widely used in feature films and television, as well as the 2008 ACM/SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award, the TrapCode award for achievement in computer graphics research, the NYC Mayor's award for excellence in Science and Technology and the Sokol award for outstanding Science faculty at NYU, and a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Perlin currently serves on the program committee of the AAAS. He was general chair of the UIST2010 conference, and has been a featured artist at the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

Dr. Perlin received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University, and a B.A. in theoretical mathematics from Harvard University. Before working at NYU he was Head of Software Development at R/GREENBERG Associates in New York, NY. Prior to that he was the System Architect for computer generated animation at Mathematical Applications Group, Inc. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Centre for Digital Media at GNWC, and has served on the Board of Directors of both the New York chapter of ACM/SIGGRAPH and the New York Software Industry Association.


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What are the parking.transit options available to the event?

Granville Island has 3 hours of free parking between 7am-7pm. If you stay past 7pm, the parking is actually unlimited until 7am the following day. For transit, the #50 bus deposits riders just outside the entrance to Granville Island. 


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If for some reason you can no longer attend, please let us know and we will release your ticket to another person on the waiting list. The name on your ticket must match the name on registration. 


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Please bring either your printed ticket, or the mobile e-ticket to the registration desk at the event.


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The name on the ticket must match the attendee on record for the event.  

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When & Where

Emily Carr University of Art + Design
1399 Johnston St, Granville Island
Lecture Theatre 301 (SOUTH Building)
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

Friday, 6 November 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)

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Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Emily Carr University of Art and Design was founded in 1925 and is one of British Columbia’s oldest post-secondary institutions and one of the world’s leading arts institutions. Emily Carr University of Art and Design is a learning community devoted to excellence and innovation in Visual Arts, Media Arts and Design. It stimulates its students to develop new and innovative ways of thinking and creating. At the same time, Emily Carr University of Art and Design invites students to prepare themselves for life after school. The curriculum is flexible, personal, multi-disciplinary and based on the learning needs of students. Emily Carr University of Art and Design is dedicated to fostering an educational environment that is professional, practice-oriented and at the same time rooted in history and critical theory. Emily Carr University of Art and Design is providing facilities and infrastructure support for IF’14.

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