Terrible news for the Sci-Fi world today. Leonard Nimoy, better known as Mr. Spock, is no longer with us. For a character who was supposed to live life without an emotion, he really drew out the emotions of others and touched generations of people - even my infant son!
I love Star Trek and all its iterations. From elementary school through high school, I got up at 10AM each Sunday morning to watch the repeats in black and white - eventually in color (which made it a new experience all over again). I enjoyed watching it after school; every re-run as though it was a daily happening to relax my mind. The show's age didn't matter to me; the stories were just so entertaining and thoughtful, and I loved the characters. What programs exist in the world that can be watched over and over again from one generation to the next? There's only 78 episodes!
It just gets cooler and cooler! We were surprised to learn that AMD's Chief Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy will be joining our already amazing panel at the 2015 Annual Meeting for The ITA. Panel moderator Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research has his work cut out for him! The panel features representation from AMD, Siliconarts, ImmersiON-VRelia, VRvana, NextVR, and Crytek. Other speakers include Samsung Gear VR and The Khronos Group. Register in advance to ensure your spot.
If you tried to register for the upcoming ITA Annual Meeting and got wait-listed on Eventbrite, GOOD NEWS! We were able to rebalance the tickets and there is a bit more room capacity than originally anticipated. Get registered while you still can. You don't have to be an ITA member to access the public portion.
While GDC is all the rage, Torontonians have a special treat. Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH is going to be hosting the SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival for everyone who missed it in Vancouver. Roy Anthony will be hosting.