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Ed Catmull,Pixar's co-founder, at VIEW Conference as speaker
Ed Catmull,Pixar's co-founder, at VIEW Conference as speaker
VIEW Conference 2020 is proud to announce that Ed Catmull, pioneer of computer graphics, co-founder of Pixar and former president of Pixar Animation and Walt Disney Animation Studios, will be one of the distinguished guests of the 2020 edition.
"We are honored that Ed Catmull is participating in VIEW 2020", declares the director of the conference, Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez - "His figure exemplifies the goal of this conference: bringing together scientists and artists who share their knowledge and inspire a new generation of creatives. Dr. Catmull has done so throughout his career, leading the outstanding artists and scientists of Pixar Animation Studios and thereby extending that leadership also at Disney Animation. I am really excited to welcome him into the large VIEW family."

In 2019, Dr. Catmull received the "Nobel Prize" in computer science, the $ 1 million Turing prize, shared with Pat Hanrahan. He is also the author of the book "CREATIVITY, INC.: Overcoming the Invisible Forces that Hinder True Inspiration", which was selected by the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business for the "Book of the Year" award.

He has also received three Academy Awards for Scientific, Engineering and Technical Merit, an Oscar for Significant Advances in Motion Picture Rendering, and the Gorden E. Sawyer Award > of the Academy for his career in the field of computer graphics. He received the IEEE John von Neumann Medal. He is a member of the Computer History Museum and the Visual Effects Society (VES). She received the VES Georges Méliès Award, the Annie Awards and the Ub Iwerks Award and the PGA's Vanguard Award. He was also inducted into the VES Hall of Fame.

Under Catmull's leadership, Pixar movies and animated shorts have racked up 16 Oscars, while Disney productions have scored five.

The 2020 edition of VIEW Conference will take place from 18 to 23 October, in the innovative spaces of the OGR-Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Turin (Italy). Registrations are open: join us: https://www.viewconference.it/pages/registration/

"Since the VIEW Conference this year will take place online as well as on site, we are taking advantage of the wonderful opportunity to include extraordinary professionals from all over the world", explains Dr Gutierrez again - " VIEW 2020 will be fantastic."


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