VIEW 2020 Update
From the VIEW Conference Director
Greetings from beautiful Torino!
Lockdown from the coronavirus has been lifted in Italy and plans are underway for the 2020 VIEW Conference. We can’t wait to see everyone in October!
VIEW is already lining up top speakers for the 2020 edition, including “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse” co-director Peter Ramsey, “I Lost My Body” writer-director Jeremy Clapin, Google VR senior engineer Paul Debevec, Cornell University’s Jacob Gould Schurmann Professor of Computer Graphics Don Greenberg, Gatta Cenerentola director Marino Guarnieri, Baobab head of story Kane Lee, and Renderman and Pixar’s Dylan Sisson. More big names in visual effects, animation, gaming, virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality will be added soon.
The gravity of the coronavirus outbreak is not lost on us at VIEW. “We are living through difficult times, a kind of ‘stasis in darkness’ to say it in the words of one of my favorite poets, Sylvia Plath,” says VIEW Conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez. “All over the world we are hit very hard by COVID-19, and especially hard here in northern Italy. It really seems that the coronavirus is inescapable. Many people are suffering deeply because of this terrible pandemic and our hearts go out to all of them. As we try to adjust to our new reality of social distancing and distance learning and working from home, we are relying heavily on digital communication, and we are undoubtedly being transformed by our daily use of technology. But we should remember all those for which neither distancing nor technology are available. We hope to be able to address some of these questions this coming October during VIEW Conference 2020. We are hopeful that by the end of this summer this will all be behind us and that we will be able to get together and celebrate creativity and life in general during the VIEW Conference. Stay safe and hope to embrace you this coming October in beautiful Turin, Italy.”
The VIEW Conference will be held Oct. 18-23 and we hope to see you! Check back here for updates.