Dept. of CS Seminar Creating First-Person, Interactive Narratives Apr 1

March 30, 2010 at 9:50 am (lecture)

D E P A R T M E N T   O F   C O M P U T E R   S C I E N C E

Topic: Creating First-Person, Interactive Narratives

Presented By: Andrew Glassner, Ph.D., Writer, Director, Consultant
From: Coyote Wind Studios, Seattle, WA. USA
Biography: Dr. Andrew Glassner, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC., is a writer, director, and a consultant in video game design.

He carried out research in 3D computer graphics at Bell Communications Research, the IBM Watson Research Lab, Xerox PARC, and Microsoft Research.  He has written many papers and books in computer graphics, including the textbook “Principles of Digital Image Synthesis” and the three volumes of “Andrew Glassner’s Notebook.”

He created the “Graphics Gems” series, founded the Journal of Graphics Tools, served as Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Graphics, and was Papers Chair for SIGGRAPH ’94, where he created the Sketches venue.  As a writer-director, he created, wrote, and directed the multiplayer Internet game “Dead Air” for the Microsoft Network, as well as the animated short “Chicken Crossing” and several live-action short films.  His book “Interactive Storytelling” speaks to the future of narrative, and his upcoming book on “Processing for Artists and Designers” invites a new generation of creators to embrace software as an artistic medium.  Glassner is now a full-time writer-director, and a consultant in storytelling and interactive fiction to the computer game and online entertainment industries.

Sponsored By: Dr. Brian Wyvill, Professor and Canada Research Chair
From: Department  of Computer Science,  University of Victoria

Date: Thursday, April 01, 2010
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Engineering and Computer Science Building (ECS), Room # 660


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