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Speaker: Joe Marks
Vice President of Disney Research
The Walt Disney Company
Title: Interactive Media Research at The Walt Disney CompanyAbstract: The research challenges in interactive media faced by the different business units of The Walt Disney Company fall in four broad categories: motion pictures, park attractions, games & sports, and media networks. Enumerating these challenges provides a key industry perspective on promising directions for future research in digital arts, experiential media systems, creative environments, and emerging media technologies.
Bio: Marks’ areas of interest include computer graphics, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. He has worked previously at Bolt Beranek and Newman and at Digital’s Cambridge Research Laboratory. Prior to joining The Walt Disney Company he was the Research Director at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs in Cambridge, MA, from 2000-2006. In addition to numerous other service activities, he has served as Chair of ACM SIGART, SIGGRAPH 2007 Conference Chair, and he is currently a member of the DARPA ISAT Study Group.
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