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Artist's Statement


1985-1987: Cornell University Program in Computer Graphics.
M.S. degree. Research in 3D Computer Graphics focused on combining traditional keyframe animation techniques with physics-based simulations. Thesis entitled "Animation with the Dynamo System: Integrating Forward and Inverse Dynamics with Forward and Inverse Kinematics."

1979-1983: Harvard University.
A.B. degree. Summa cum Laude. Phi Beta Kappa. Dean's list all terms. Double major in Fine Arts and Engineering (officially phrased "Joint Concentration in Department of Applied Sciences and Department of Visual and Environmental Studies").

Exhibits, Film and Video Credits.:

March 2000: Jumpin' Java Cafe, San Francisco.
Solo exhibition of original paintings.

July 1998: Jumpin' Java Cafe, San Francisco.
Solo exhibition of original paintings.

August 1989: ACM Siggraph Conference, Boston.
Original Video entitled "Simulations -- A Presentation in Four Sections" shown at the animation theater.

1984: "The Last Starfighter"
Film credit for animation and technical direction.

1983-1985: Video Credits.
Solo projects while at Digital Productions.
WTBS Station I.D. 1985 Clio Award Winner, Best Cable I.D.
CBS Morning News. Complete graphics package for two hour daily show.
Hitachi "Sunbird." Sequence of life-like bird motion.

May 1983: Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard College.
Exhibit in lobby of original 6 foot circular panorama of Cuenca, Spain. Viewers walked inside to experience a recreation of a view I experienced and photographed in Spain, which I later printed in the darkroom.

1987-Present: Numerous technical publications and 5 issued patents.
Details available upon request.

Work History:

2000-2002: Eyematic Interfaces.
Chief 3D Engineer. Designed and implemented systems for presenting 3D Computer graphics on the World Wide Web. Designed and wrote games and tools for creating particle systems.

1998-2000: Shout Interactive.
Chief Engineering Officer. Designed and managed Shout3D, a 3D toolkit for presenting 3D computer graphics on the World Wide Web.

1990-1998: Silicon Graphics.
Member of Technical Staff. Designed and wrote tools for manipulating and sculpting 3D shapes and scenes on computer. Pioneered and defined the discipline now known as "3D direct manipulation." Products included CosmoWorlds, Open Inventor, Noodle, Webspace Author, Linkatron and InPerson.

1989-1990: N.Y. Institute of Technology Computer Graphics Lab.
Research Scientist. Wrote a keyframe animation system and a system for creating animation using physics simulation. System was employed by artists in creating of films and commercials.

1983-1985: Digital Productions.
Animator & Technical Director. Created motion and lighting for film and video. (See film and video credits above).

1975-1983: Buck's Rock Work Camp.
Art Instructor in the areas of silversmithing, batik, soft sculpture and ceramics.

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