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PIXAR IN A BOX: THE MATH BEHIND THE MOVIES

Wednesday, May 15 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Fenton Hall, 110 1021 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403

Filmmaking has undergone a revolution brought on by advances in areas such as computer technology, geometry, and applied mathematics. Using numerous examples drawn from Pixar's feature films, this talk will provide a behind the scenes look at the role that math has played in the revolution. I'll also introduce Pixar in a Box (pixarinabox.org), a free on-line collaboration with Khan Academy that demonstrates how middle and high school math and science concepts are used to address creative challenges we face at Pixar.

 

About the Speaker

Tony DeRose is a computer scientist and mathematician with over 40 years experience in computer graphics research and development, 23 years of it at Pixar. Prior to Pixar he was a professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. He has always enjoyed teaching, so the opportunity to start an educationally oriented company is a dream come true.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Lecture, Guest Speaker

Departments

College of Arts & Sciences, Mathematics

Target Audience

All Students, Undergraduate Students

Website

https://blogs.uoregon.edu/mathisawesome/

Cost

free

Hashtag

#mathisawesome

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