Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ed Catmull Speaking at All Things Digital Conference (UPDATE 2)

Ed Catmull will be speaking at the D: All Things Digital conference taking place from today through the 31st in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Catmull will be speaking about the intersection of entertainment and technology, and will likely include a discussion of his early pioneering work in computer graphics such as motion blur, subdivision surfaces, image compositing and the z-buffer.

This is the 10th year of the All Things Digital conference, which brings in the leading figures from media and technology to discuss the direction of the digital frontier. In addition to Catmull, this year's conference will include Tim Cook, CEO of Apple; Tony Bates, President of Microsoft's Skype Division; Larry Ellison, Founder and CEO of Oracle; Mark Pincus, Founder and CEO of Zynga; and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin.

UPDATE: Thanks to The Pixar Post for reporting on Catmull's talk at the D10 conference. You can check out part of that talk on the All Things Digital website, including a great video of Catmull talking about his early days, where animation is going and Pixar's new animation system that was used on Brave.

UPDATE 2 (June 26, 2012): A video with Ed Catmull and Larry Ellison talking about Steve Jobs is now available on the All Things Digital website, and can be viewed below. Thanks again to Julie and TJ at The Pixar Post for bringing this to our attention!

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