From Kant to Computation: Why Aesthetics Matter Now More than Ever, and What We Can Do about It
University of Washington & Microsoft Research –
Our sense of aesthetics is grounded in the natural world, our place as living things. Yet our intimate connection with nature grows more tenuous every day. Indeed, in the coming year the world will pass an important milestone: for the first time, half of all people on the planet will live in urban rather than rural environments. In addition, more and more of our intellectual lives are spent in virtual worlds; a recent study, for instance, showed that American children ages 8 to 18 spend an average of 6-1/2 hours a day attending to some form of media, such as TV, videos, computers, and games. In an increasingly manmade,
urbanized, and technological virtual world it is imperative that we keep aesthetic things in our experience as a counterbalance to these forces. In this talk, I will give a brief history of aesthetics, argue the need for incorporating aesthetics into our real and virtual environments, and discuss how computer graphics can play an essential role in this pursuit.
David Salesin is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where he has been on the faculty since 1992, and a Senior Researcher in the Document Processing & Understanding Group at Microsoft Research, where he has also worked since 1999. He received his Sc.B. from Brown University in 1983, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1991. From 1983-87, he worked at Lucasfilm and Pixar, where he contributed computer animation for the Academy Award-winning short film, “Tin Toy,” and the feature-length film Young Sherlock Holmes. During his years at Stanford, he also worked as
an intern at the DEC Systems Research Center and Paris Research Lab. He spent the 1991-92 year as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell University. He has consulted at Sogitec Audiovisuel, Aldus (now part of Adobe), Xerox PARC, Broderbund, and Microsoft Research. In 1996, he co-founded two companies, where he served as Chief Scientist: Inklination and Numinous Technologies (acquired by Microsoft in 1999). Salesin received an NSF Young Investigator award in 1993; an ONR Young Investigator Award, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and an NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow Award in 1995; the University of Washington Award for Outstanding Faculty Achievement in the College of Engineering in 1996; the University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997; The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and
Support of Education Washington Professor of the Year Award in 1998; the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award in 2000; and he became
an ACM Fellow in 2002.
Date: 2005-May-09 Time: 16:00:00 Room: TagusPark, Anfiteatro A5
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OLISSIPO Summer School in Lisbon | Computational phylogenetics to analyse the evolution of cells and communities
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David Posada, University of Vigo (class)
João Alves, University of Vigo (hands-on)
Nadia El-Mabrouk, Université de Montréal (class)
Mattéo Delabre, Université de Montréal (hands-on)
Ran Libeskind-Hadas, Claremont McKenna College (class and hands-on)
Russell Schwartz, Carnegie Mellon University (class and hands-on)
See the preliminary agenda at: https://olissipo.inesc-id.pt/tree-tango-school
Registration is mandatory. You can register at: https://forms.gle/VsASFHW5E7MJvaCc9
The registration fee is 250€ for students and OLISSIPO members and 350€ for postdocs or other researchers (meals indicated at the schedule of the school are included, accommodation and flights are not). All details will be made available upon registration.
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Check online for information about past editions: LxMLS 2011, LxMLS 2012, LxMLS 2013, LxMLS 2014, LxMLS 2015, LxMLS 2016, LxMLS 2017, LxMLS 2018, LxMLS 2019, LxMLS 2020, LxMLS 2021, LxMLS 2022 (you can also watch the videos of the lectures for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020).
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The ISD 2023 conference held this year also provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to promote their research, practical experience, and to discuss issues related to Information Systems through papers, posters, and journal-first paper presentations.
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