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Joey Ponthieux: CGI, NASA, and the art of Visual Communication

June 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH and the Torpedo Factory Art Center present Joey Ponthieux, EMMY® award winning professional 3D animator and concept visualization contract artist for NASA.  Mr. Ponthieux will discuss the dramatic improvements which have occurred in CGI technology over the past three decades, highlighting several high profile NASA animation projects produced during the span of his career, while discussing the unique communication concepts that are enabled or enhanced through the use of CG.

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About ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC

Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH is a non-profit, professional computer graphics organization serving the Washington metropolitan area. Our mission is to foster the synthesis of art and technology while promoting and educating the computer graphics and interactive media community through the exchange of printed and electronic information and innovative ideas. We are a volunteer organization that relies on its members to provide unique resources for the benefit of those interested in the field of computer graphics and interactive media and techniques.


Joey Ponthieux

Joey Ponthieux is a professional 3D animator and concept visualization artist. With a career that began in analog graphics production for offset lithography, he is an EMMY® award winning artist with 30 years of CGI production experience in the areas of Higher Education, Broadcast News, and Aerospace Research. He is currently employed by Science Systems and Applications Inc., and assigned to provide advanced computer graphics support for the Aeronautics Research Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center.


About the Torpedo Factory’s Community Partnership Program

The Torpedo Factory Art Center regularly co-presents programs with outside groups to bring new artists, works, and disciplines to our visitors. Recent partnerships have included Eames Armstrong, Heloisa Escudero, ReelAbilities Film Festival, AIA Northern Virginia, USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, Nomadic Jazz, DC Public Opera, Underground Kitchen, Alexandria Choral Society, and Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.


Contact ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC:
http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dc-siggraph

Emmy is a formal trademark of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (“NATAS”)

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Date:
June 21, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Website:
https://siggraphnasa.eventbrite.com

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