There are many impressive aspects of and qualities I now associate with Japanese people, their ways of lives and their culture with. However, what sets them apart in minds of those who have had a limited exposure to, or those who have never been there, are Anime and Manga, and to a lesser extent a mysterious Geisha.
Wwe talk to Michael Mateas, associate professor of computer science at University of California, Santa Cruz, about the intersection of artificial intelligence, art and design -- and its impact on the future of technology.
A group of former employees of ILM and Kerner Optical have announced the launch of a new company, 32TEN Studios, which will be based at the former site of ILM, at 3210 Kerner Boulevard in San Rafael, CA.
The deadline for entries for the 20th edition of the International Animation Festival of Brazil, ANIMA MUNDI 2012, is March 22.
Cut&Paste, the international digital design tournament pitting the best 2D, 3D and motion/animation pros across 12 global cities, announced the addition of Helsinki – the 2012 World Design Capital – to its 2011-12 tour.
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises announced the appointment of respected industry veteran Andrew Kerr to Head of Consumer Products, The Americas and Australasia, effective immediately.
GKIDS is bringing a 20-year retrospective of films from Japan’s renowned Studio Ghibli to Los Angeles.
Toei Animation has closed a master licensing and merchandising agreement in Brazil with Abr-Art Bag Rio Comercio Importacao e Exportacao for Dragon Ball Z.
The date for the 12th Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt am Main is set: From May 2-6, 2012, the biggest festival for Japanese cinema worldwide will once more present more than 100 of the latest Japanese short and feature films.
The Creators Project, founded in part by Vice Media, was started to showcase innovative artists and enable them to realize new artwork. When The Creators Project launched in 2010, Vice used a variety of media -- including television, print, online and mobile outlets -- to document the work of more than 100 creators to date, hailing mostly from seven countries (Brazil, China, France, Germany, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States).
Now, having observed Japanese society, the way it was taught to control their emotional and physical demeanor, I am un-startled by their adamantly unshaken, orderly, ongoing trust in authorities. It leads to a polite, restrained, reverently subdued reaction to what ensued due the corporate negligence, and a secretive, cunning cover up that continues to define what is being done to them.
The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Keith Knight, creator of "The Knight Life," and Stephan Pastis, creator of "Pearls Before Swine," for a discussion of their comics and careers in celebration of CAM’s latest exhibition, "Black and White and Read All Over: Comics of the New Millennium."
The ToonSeum and the Museum of Uncut Funk present Funky Turns Forty, an exhibit celebrating the legacy of the first wave of positive Black animated characters of the 1970s.
Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center was founded in 1999 by drama and arts management professor Don Marinelli and the late Randy Pausch, professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design.
As I reflected in my previous blog, Japanese are true perfectionists, in all they do. Thus, when it comes to political correctness, over centuries, and elected isolation from the external world, they turned it into an art form, a nature, but at what cost? Bowing projects a wonderfully charming sense of politeness and respect, but it does not end on just one bow, it goes on, and on. It is very carefully and skillfully choreographed and, as such, not spontaneous.
If you wish further evidence of your own lack of smartness, sit through a SIGGRAPH technical paper Fast Forward presentation. This was not your typical gathering of wily-old geezer scientists in smocks and meerschaum pipes, ruefully rubbing their beards while thoughtfully using 10 sentences to explain things where one sentence would completely suffice.
18 hours in planes, 8 hours in airports, 2 hours in shuttles, all in the quest for a chance to meet some of Asia’s brightest computer graphic technologists and to once again eat roast pork overlooking the majestic Hong Kong harbor. A worthy goal, I must say.
"Are you insane?” "Have you lost your mind?" "Are you not afraid?" "Don't you realize this is the worse time to go there?" This is just a sampling of the polite examples of reactions and comments my plans for a trip to Japan had triggered. And yet, based on my own life’s journey, I understood early on that, sometimes the worse time could be the best, the most raw, sincere, revealing and insightful.
We are excited to announce the date for FMX 2012, the 17th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia: May 8-11, 2012.
In Ukrainian, KROK means “step”, but to animators, KROK means watching animation, making music, dancing and meeting friends, both old and new. For me KROK is summer camp for animators and the best ten days of my life every year.
Joel and Alan sit down with the very Linda Beck, newly inaugurated ASIFA East President, Animator, Producer, Actress, and Former Temp, to talk about those roles and birthing a human. Plus a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, which, if you are reading this online, trumps it's impact: the new Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum website revealed at long last!
ANIMATION VOLDA is a unique festival run by animation students at Volda University College in Norway. Volda is a town of roughly 7,000 people of which 3,000 are students and the festival is primarily for students and festival guests.
Call of Duty is much more than a video game; it’s a cultural phenomenon. Nowhere was that more evident than at Raleigh Studios in Playa Vista, Calif., where Activision threw a shindig unlike anything ever done in the game industry. For three days in early September, Call of Duty invaded the 12-acre compound Howard Hughes created, the Spruce Goose. Unlike the world’s largest plane, which failed miserably in flight, Call of Duty has soared to new heights with each successive game.
Weta Digital’s Wayne Stables, Digital Domain’s Eric Nash, Pixar's Sharon Calahan, ILM's Scott Farrar, ILM's Roger Guyett, DNeg's Gavin Graham and PDI Founder Glenn Entis are some of the speakers slated to present next week at VIEW, Italy's largest computer graphics conference.
Coming November 18-20, 2011 to Burbank, California, CTN brings you a variety of business, creative, technical and inspirational presenters from various walks of life to reaffirm that CTN-X as that jewel in the crown, that "one of a kind" show where we get to rise out of the production trenches for 3 whole days to experience visual stimulation, fantastic connections and powerful inspiration.