Mike Seymour – Faces are the Emotional Dimension of Computing: Giving the world a better face
Mike Seymour has a B Sc. focused on CGI and Pure Maths from the University of Sydney where he also did his Masters and he currently has a PhD Fellowship. His research is into using interactive real time photoreal humans in new forms of entertainment and Human Computer Interfaces (HCI). Mike has worked for many years in the visual effects area of the entertainment industry, in R&D and in film production, winning an AFI and being nominated for an Emmy. He has worked as a compositor, vfx supervisor and second unit director on various TV shows here and in the UK. He is also well known for his work as a writer and consultant with the web sites fxguide.com and fxphd.com. Mike works to provide an important link between the film and vfx community and the advanced research community who constantly push the limits of technology. Mike has lectured and presented at NAB, ACM SIGGRAPH, CVMP and SMPTE. Has regularly contributed to Warner Bros., Paramount, News Corp, the BBC (radio) and WIRED Magazine (70+ times). Mike is based in Sydney, but has previously worked in Hollywood and London. And he makes a mean Margarita, something vital in this research space.
Mike does research into the use of photo real, realtime, computer generated people for new forms of interactive engaging entertainment, focused on AR applications and cutting edge shared experiences .