NASA 3-D Animation Expert Speaking Thursday in DC

The lecture will cover the relevance and importance of 3D animation in providing promotional support for projects including Hyper-X, the Viking 25th Anniversary, the TDT Tunnel and more. 
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Joey Ponthieux a 3-D animator at NASA Langley Research Center will speak this Thursday (Feb, 18) about the equipment and capabilities (or lack thereof) from his early career through projects including Hyper-X, the Viking 25th Anniversary, TDT Tunnel, and his current efforts with the ATOL lab and their task to assist in the redesign of the National Airspace Management System.

The talk is part of The Washington DC Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery Spring Lecture series. It's co-sponsored by New America's Open Technology Initiative, DC ACM, and DC-SIGGRAPH.

The lecture will cover the relevance and importance of 3-D animation in providing promotional support for these projects and/or concepts and how CGI has taken on an increasing role in prototyping complex ideas rather than just promoting them.

Ponthieux has a background in television broadcasting, aeronautics and space research, and traditional graphic arts. He is self-trained in multiple CGI disciplines and is currently a 3-D animator employed by NCI Informations Systems, assigned to the Data Visualization and Analysis Lab at NASA Langley Research Center.

It's Thursday, February 18, from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
at the New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC.

Established in 1947, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is an educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. Currently there are more than 2,200 ACM members in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

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