Ken Perlin – The Future of Human/User Interfaces – Mon 12/13 NYU

Ken PerlinIn the last lecture in the ISOC-NY sponsored Computers & Society speaker series at NYU, Evan Korth presents Ken Perlin on the topic “The Future of Human/User Interfaces” at NYU on Monday 13 December 2010. This event will be videotaped for later webcast.

What: Ken Perlin – The Future of Human/User Interfaces
When: Monday Dec 13 2010 : 3.30pm – 4:45pm
Where: Warren Weaver Hall NYU Rm 109, 251 Mercer st NYC
Who: Public welcome. Photo id required.

“The Future of Human/User Interfaces”

What will the interface between people and computers look like in five years? In ten years? In twenty five years? Will we still have screens? Keyboards? Will we all be seeing Princess Leia in a beam of light? Based on current trends and inspired guesswork, we will go together on a tour of the future.

Ken Perlin

Ken Perlin is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at New York University, directs the NYU Games For Learning Institute. He was also founding director of the Media Research Laboratory and director of the NYU Center for Advanced Technology. His research interests include graphics, animation, user interfaces, science education and multimedia. He received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his noise and turbulence procedural texturing techniques, which are widely used in feature films and television, as well as the 2008 ACM/SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award, the TrapCode award for achievement in computer graphics research, the NYC Mayor’s award for excellence in Science and Technology and the Sokol award for outstanding Science faculty at NYU, and a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Perlin is general chair of the UIST2010 conference, and has been a featured artist at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Dr. Perlin received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University, and a B.A. in theoretical mathematics from Harvard University. Before working at NYU he was Head of Software Development at R/GREENBERG Associates in New York, NY. Prior to that he was the System Architect for computer generated animation at Mathematical Applications Group, Inc. He has served on the Board of Directors of the New York chapter of ACM/SIGGRAPH, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Software Industry Association.