Jaunt – Meet the Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies for the Oculus Rift (Jordan Kushins-Gizmodo)

If Facebook buying Oculus for a cool $2 billion is a step towards democratizing the currently-niche platform, Jaunt seems like an equally monumental step towards making awesome virtual reality content that appeals to folks beyond the gaming community. The VR movies in addition to VR games. via Meet the Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies […]

Nvidia Pulls off ‘Industrial Light and Magic’-Like Tools | EE Times

The president of VMware said after seeing it (and not knowing what he was seeing), “Wow, what movie is that?” And that’s what it’s all about — dispersion of disbelief. You’ve heard me talk about this before, and we’re almost there. I famously predicted at a prestigious event three years ago that by 2015 there […]

A Conversation with Ed Catmull – ACM Queue

Ed Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith were two key figures in the history of computer animation while they worked at George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic. Catmull eventually left ILM to form up Pixar with John Lasseter and Steve Jobs. And Catmull while at Pixar created the first feature length computer animated movie: Toy Story. So if you ever wanted to know a little more about the Computer Scientist behind Pixar, please read this interview.

My love letter to Public Television

Nothing I have ever done or will ever do could come close to matching what PBS has done for millions of American kids and now adults. We came to TV just after Newton N. Minow indicted commercial television producers in May 1961 at the National Association of Broadcasters. And we reaped the benefits I think somewhat disproportionately. But oh, what larks we had.