Seminars at the Faculty of Informatics

Computational Aesthetics - science or art?

SPEAKER: Prof. Oliver Deussen, University of Konstanz, Germany
DATE: Friday, March 18th, 2011
PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room A12, Main Building (Via G. Buffi 13)
TIME: 14.30                    

ABSTRACT:
Apart from rendering photorealistic images, Computer Graphics also focusses on methods for illustrative and artistic images. Such images can be used in many contexts ranging from CAD to planning and technical documentation. Finding mathematical principles and algorithms for aesthetic configurations is one important aspect for producing good illustrations. The talk will give an overview on this fascinating field between art and  science, using many examples we will see how close computational outputs come to what artists are able to create.

BIO:
Prof. Deussen graduated at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 1996 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Magdeburg on Non-Photorealistic Rendering. In 2000 he was appointed as a professor for Computer Graphics and Media Design by Dresden University of Technology. Since  2003 he is professor for Computer Graphics and Media Informatics at Konstanz University. His areas of interest are modelling and rendering of complex things and in particular of botanic objects and landscapes, Non-photorealistic rendering as well as Information Visualization.


HOST: Prof. Kai Hormann

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