Creating Brand Experiences through Mixed Reality

VR Zeitgeist: Where are we now?

In the quickly shifting sands of the Wild West of Virtual Reality many new technologies and uses are emerging. VR’s immersive media allows people to experience, explore and learn from their VR environments using more of their biological toolset, bridging the gap between the intellectual data available to our digital society, and our intuitive sense of exploration and presence when placed in a given environment. VR environments can serve to transport people to different places, imaginary or real, and these places can then be augmented by infinite layers of digitized information accessed through user interaction.

But why are some VR experiences more uncomfortable than others? How can we begin to think about guidelines for good VR design? Where do we expect VR tech to evolve? Join us as we explore some biological facts that play a role in creating successful VR experiences, present the current types of VR, cover the toolsets for creating VR, and discover some successful VR explorations in different disciplines.

CHAT: VR Zeitgeist-Where are we now? (6:30pm-7:30pm)

Join us for an evening to understand a little bit more how VR is created, what considerations we can have to create great VR experiences, and how VR is playing a role in disciplines like Medecine, Museology, and Entertainment among others.

EXPERIENCE: No Place to Hide – Explore your senses in VR (7:30pm-8 pm)

Explore your senses through various VR experiences. Test your courage by “Walking the Plank”. Conquer your fears in the “Spider Crawl”. See how VR can be applied to create unique film/audiovisual experiences – and be transported to see works of art in a museum setting.

DATE: November 20, 2017

TIME: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

COST: Free

LOCATION: FAU Davie Campus

Liberal Arts Building
Classroom LA 331
3200 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314

SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 – Computer Animation Festival Trailer

SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival Trailer for this year! Preview the exciting highlights here!

For more information please visit this link: https://sa2017.siggraph.org 

See you in Bangkok, Thailand!

The SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival is Asia’s leading annual event which showcases a worldwide collection of the year’s best works.

An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents the most creative works of the year in daily Animation Theater and Electronic Theater screenings. Selections include outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts.

Disney Pixar Supervising Animator Gini Santos

Gini Santos (Supervising Animator) joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 1996. Her first project was working as a character animator on “Toy Story 2.” She went on to work on “A Bug’s Life,” “Monster’s Inc.” and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning features “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille” and “Up.” Santos also served as lead animator on Pixar’s short film “Lifted.”

Before joining Pixar, Santos worked as an art director at Bush & Bishop Advertising, a full-service advertising agency. She designed everything from ads to brochures to logos, which allowed her to utilize her drawing skills in a number of ways.

Born in the Philippines, Santos was raised in Guam from age 3. She attended the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines where she graduated with a fine arts degree in advertising arts. After spending five years in the advertising industry, Santos returned to school and earned a Master of Fine Arts in computer arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Santos lives in San Francisco.


DATE:

October 26, 2017

TIME:

3:00pm with Q&A to follow

COST:

Free

LOCATION:

FAU Davie Campus
Main Auditorium
LA 120
3200 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314

GINI SANTOS

Gini Santos (Supervising Animator) joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 1996. Her first project was working as a character animator on “Toy Story 2.” She went on to work on “A Bug’s Life,” “Monster’s Inc.” and Pixar’s Academy AwardÒ-winning features “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille” and “Up.” Santos also served as lead animator on Pixar’s short film “Lifted.”
Before joining Pixar, Santos worked as an art director at Bush & Bishop Advertising, a full-service advertising agency. She designed everything from ads to brochures to logos, which allowed her to utilize her drawing skills in a number of ways.
Born in the Philippines, Santos was raised in Guam from age 3. She attended the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines where she graduated with a fine arts degree in advertising arts. After spending five years in the advertising industry, Santos returned to school and earned a Master of Fine Arts in computer arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Santos lives in San Francisco.


Disney|Pixar Coco

DATE:

October 26, 2017

TIME:

3:00pm with Q&A to follow

COST:

Free

LOCATION:

FAU Davie Campus
Main Auditorium
LA 120
3200 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314