Dr ALVY RAY SMITH - CURRICULUM VITÆ

 


EDUCATION (see Honorary Doctorate)

1967-1970

PhD, Stanford University. Dissertation: Cellular Automata Theory. Advisor: Michael A Arbib. Committee: Bernard Widrow, Edward McCluskey

1966

MS, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA

1961-1965

BSEE, New Mexico State University, with High Honors, Las Cruces NM

1949-1961

Graduate, Public School System, Clovis NM

 


PROFESSIONAL HISTORY (see Bio)

2000-

ars longa

Founder and President. Historical writing. Digital photography. Scholarly genealogical studies.

1994-2000

Microsoft Corp

Graphics Fellow (Microsoft’s first). Articulated the Microsoft media creation vision, The Single Creative App, evangelized progressive digital TV, incorporated Altamira Composer concepts into Microsoft products Picture It, Image Composer, and PhotoDraw, and into Windows graphic subsystems, and wrote research papers.

1991-1994

Altamira Software Corp

Cofounder, President, and Board Member. Wrote product prototype for Altamira Composer, developed business plan, raised seed, second-round, and angel financing, hired personnel, helped develop product, plus all other aspects of a classic Silicon Valley startup. Sold Altamira to Microsoft in Sep 1994

1986-1991

Pixar

Cofounder, Executive Vice President, and Board Member. Managed half of the company: computer software and hardware engineering, laser engineering, computer graphics research, computer graphics production; negotiated Disney CAPS deal. My partner, Ed Catmull, President, managed the other half: finance, sales, marketing, manufacturing, administration, personnel, support. Negotiated (with Ed Catmull) the Pixar spinoff from Lucasfilm and funding (by Steve Jobs) - see Pixar founding documents.

1980-1986

Lucasfilm Ltd

Computer Division (now part of Industrial Light & Magic division). Director of Computer Graphics Research. Managed all aspects of computer graphics for Lucasfilm: research and development, production, finance and personnel for computer graphics research and animation, equipment specification and purchase. Directed feature film animation. For clarity, other parts of the Computer Division were video editing, digital audio, and games. Made original approach (with Ed Catmull) to Lucasfilm

1979

California Institute of Technology (CalTech)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Consultant, Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series for the Public Broadcasting System

1975-1979

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

Computer Graphics Laboratory. Senior Scientist

1974

Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Computer Sciences Laboratory. Visiting Scientist

1974

University of California at Berkeley

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Visiting Associate Professor

1969-1973

New York University

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Associate Professor

1962-1965

New Mexico State University

Physical Sciences Laboratory, Electromagnetics Section. Junior Engineer

 


HONORS (see Awards)

2013

Elected Fellow of the AAAS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Oct 2013, inducted Chicago, Feb 2014

2012b Circle of Honor, College of Engineering, NMSU, 26 Oct 2012
2012a DiMe Lifetime Achievement Award, Digital Medium Symposium, Boulder International Film Festival, Boulder CO, 17 Feb 2012
2011 Special Award, Mundos Digitales, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 9 Jul 2011
2010c Inducted into the Hall of Honors, Clovis High School, Dec 2010
2010b Elected Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists (FASG), Pittsfield MA, 9 Oct 2010
2010a Washington Award, Western Society of Engineers, Chicago IL, 19 Feb 2010
2007 Donald Lines Jacobus Award, American Society of Genealogists, Salt Lake City UT, Oct 2007
2006 Elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, 10 Feb 2006. "For the development of digital imaging, compositing, and painting that have led to fundamental changes in the graphic arts and motion picture industries." Inducted 15 Oct 2006, Washington DC.
2004d Honorary lifetime membership, The Old Derby Historical Society, Derby CT, 22 Nov 2004

2004c

Inducted into the CRN Industry Hall of Fame, Computer Museum, Mountain View CA, 16 Nov 2004

2004b

2004 Award for Excellence, Genealogy and Family History, National Genealogical Society, Sacramento CA, May 2004

2004a

Grand prize, literary contest 2004 (co-winner with Raymond Gordon Dawes), Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Berlin CT, May 2004

2001

Bromilow Lecturer, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM, Feb 2001

1999 

Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM, Dec 1999

1998 

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Scientific or Technical Awards. Winner of Technical Academy Award Plaque (with Tom Porter and Dick Shoup) for Digital Paint Systems as fundamental filmmaking technology. Beverly Hills CA, Feb 1998. The award is officially known as the Academy’s “Scientific and Engineering Award”

1997

Forsythe Lecturer, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA, Mar 1997

1996

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Scientific or Technical Awards. Winner of Technical Academy Award Plaque (with Ed Catmull, Tom Porter, and Tom Duff) for Digital Image Compositing advances in filmmaking (the invention of the alpha channel). Beverly Hills CA, Mar 1996. The award is officially known as the Academy’s “Scientific and Engineering Award”

1990

Computer Graphics Achievement Award (with Dr Richard G Shoup), SIGGRAPH 90, Dallas TX, Aug 1990. For “seminal contributions to Computer Paint Systems”

 


MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS (see Papers)

2014

His Just Deserts [book review of four Turing books]

Notices of the AMS (American Mathematical Society), 61,8(Sept. 2014):891-895 [the cover of this issue is based on my review]

2013b How Pixar Used Moore's Law to Predict the Future
  Wired Online, www.wired.com, Opinion, 17 Apr 2013
2013a Why Do Movies Move?
  This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works, John Brockman, ed. New York: Harper Perennial, 2013. 269-272; and online at Edge, www.edge.org
2011 The Curious Door: Charles Dodgson & the Iffley Yew
  Knight Letter (The Lewis Carroll Society of North America), Vol 2, Issue 17, No 87, 17-24, Winter 2011, with Alison Gopnik

COMPUTER GRAPHICS PUBLICATIONS (see Papers)

(SIGGRAPH = Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics of the Association for Computing Machinery)

2002

The Reality of Simulated Actors

Communications of the ACM, Vol 45, No 7, Jul 2001, 36-9

2001

Digital Paint Systems: An Anecdotal and Historical Overview

IEEE Annals of Computing, Vol 23, No 2, Apr-Jun 2001, 4-30 (and cover) 

2000c

Digital Humans Wait in the Wings

Scientific American, Nov 2000, 72-78

2000b

Infinite Regular Hexagon Sequences on a Triangle

Experimental Mathematics, Vol 9, No 3, Nov 2000, 397-406

2000a

Man's Most Malleable [a poem]

Tools of Vision, by Neelon Crawford, exhibition catalog, photographic exhibit, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, Sep 2000 -  Jan 2001

1998c

The Stuff of Dreams

Computer Graphics World, Jul 1998, 27-29

1998b

The [alpha][delta][gamma]’s of Digital Media Convergence

Proceedings Graphics Interface ’98 (18-20 Jun 1998, Vancouver, BC), Editors: W Davis, K Booth, and A Fournier, 51-56

1998a

George Lucas Discovers Computer Graphics

IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Vol 20, No 2, 1998, 48-49. In Graphics Remembrances, compiled by Jules Bloomenthal, 35-51

1997a

FCC Forces Digital TV

Wide Gauge Film and Video Monthly, Vol 2, No 4, Apr 1997

1996b

Blue Screen Matting

SIGGRAPH 96 Conference Proceedings, Annual Conference Series, Aug 1996, 259-268. With James F Blinn

1996a

HWB—A More Intuitive Hue-Based Color Model

the journal of graphics tools, Vol 1, No 1, 1996, 3-17. With Eric R Lyons

1990

Review of The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants

Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz and Aristid Lindenmayer, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1990, in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Jul 1990, 85-86

1988

Geometry and Imaging

Computer Graphics World, Nov 1988, 90-94. Also, Geometry and Imaging—Two Distinct Kinds of Graphics, Proceedings of the Nippon Computer Graphics Conference (NICOGRAPH 88), Nov 1988, 229-239). Also, Geometry vs Imaging—Extended Abstract, Visualization in Supercomputing, edited by Raul H. Mendez, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1990, 151-156

1987b

Planar 2-Pass Texture Mapping and Warping

Computer Graphics, Vol 21, No 4, Jul 1987, 263-272 (SIGGRAPH 87 Conference Proceedings)

1987a

The Video Computer: Image Computing in the Studio

Television Technology: A Look Toward the 21st Century, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Feb 1987, 23-27 (Selections from the 21st Annual SMPTE Television Conference, San Francisco). Also in SMPTE Journal, Vol 97, No 3, Mar 1988, 207-208

1986

Creating the General-Purpose Image Computer

Computer Graphics World, Jun 1986, 63-64

1984

Plants, Fractals, and Formal Languages

Computer Graphics, Vol 18, No 3, Jul 1984, 1-10 (SIGGRAPH 84 Conference Proceedings). Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPH 84

1983b

Computer Power for Film and Flight

Supercomputers, Hearings before the Committee on Science and Technology, US House of Representatives, 98th Congress, No 47, US Government Printing Office, Nov 15-16, 1983, 242-246. Reprinted in Telematics and Informatics, Vol 2, No 4, 1985, 293-398

1983a

Digital Filmmaking

Abacus, Vol 1, No 1, Fall 1983, 28-45 (Cover story)

1982c

3-D Animation Tutorial

Proceedings of the Nippon Computer Graphics Conference (NICOGRAPH 82), Tokyo, Japan, Nov 1982, 11 pages

1982b

Special Effects for Star Trek II: The Genesis Demo, Instant Evolution with Computer Graphics

American Cinematographer, Vol 63, No 10, Oct 1982, 1038-1039, 1048-1050

1982a

Paint

Tutorial: Computer Graphics, edited by John C Beatty and Kellogg S Booth, IEEE Computer Society Press, Silver Spring MD, 2d edition, 1982, 501-515. Also in Seminal Graphics: Pioneering Efforts That Shaped the Field, edited by Rosalee Wolfe, ACM SIGGRAPH, 1998, 427-441. Reprint of New York Tech Memo 7 (see 1978b in Memos below)

1981

Computers in Filmmaking

Computer Graphics Manual, Jan 1981, 108-112 (Proceedings of ComputerVision 81)

1980

3-D Transformations of Images in Scanline Order

Computer Graphics, Vol 14, No 3, Jul 1980, 279-285 (SIGGRAPH 80 Conference Proceedings). With Ed Catmull. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPH 82

1979

Tint Fill  

Computer Graphics, Vol 13, No 2, Aug 1979, 276-283 (SIGGRAPH 79 Conference Proceedings)

1978

Color Gamut Transform Pairs

Computer Graphics, Vol 12, No 3, Aug 1978, 12-19 (SIGGRAPH 78 Conference Proceedings). Reprinted in Tutorial: Computer Graphics, edited by John C Beatty and Kellogg S Booth, IEEE Computer Society Press, Silver Spring MD, 2d edition, 1982, 376-383. This item is missing from the Table of Contents!

 


COMPUTER GRAPHICS MEMOS AND TUTORIAL NOTES (see Memos)

(NYIT = New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY 11568)

1998d

Should Alpha Be Nonlinear If RGB Is?

Memo 17 (out of sequence), Microsoft, Dec 1998

1998c

Eigenpolygon Decomposition of Polygons

Memo 19, Microsoft, Oct 1998. Lead directly to Fourier Polygons, Andrew Glassner, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 84-91, Jan-Feb 1999

1998b

An Alternative View of the Workspace

Memo 18 (Memo 17 out of sequence), Microsoft, Oct 1998

1998a

The Vision Revisited: Animation Possibilities

Memo 16, Microsoft, Oct 1998

1997b

The General Matting Case with n Backings

Memo 15, Microsoft, Jun 1997

1997a 

Digital Paint Systems—Historical Overview

Memo 14 (Memo 13 not completed), Microsoft, May 1997

1996b

Image Sprite Functions

Memo 12, Microsoft, Jun 1996

1996a

Blue Screen Matting

Memo 11, Microsoft, Jan 1996. With James Blinn

1995h 

5x5 Matrix Transformations for 4D Spacetime

Memo 10, Microsoft, Oct 1995

1995g

Gamma Correction

Memo 9, Microsoft, Sep 1995

1995f 

Varieties of Digital Painting

Memo 8, Microsoft, Aug 1995

1995e

Alpha and the History of Digital Compositing

Memo 7, Microsoft, Aug 1995

1995d

A Pixel is Not a Little Square, a Pixel is Not a Little Square, a Pixel is Not a Little Square! (and a Voxel is Not a Little Cube)

Memo 6, Microsoft, Jul 1995

1995c

A Sprite Theory of Image Computing

Memo 5, Microsoft, Jul 1995

1995b

Image Compositing Fundamentals

Memo 4, Microsoft, Jul 1995

1995a

Animation Studio Design: Conventional and Digital

Memo 3, Microsoft, Jan 1995

1994b

Microsoft Media, The Vision (MS MTV): Prototypical Scenario and Basic Model

Memo 2, Microsoft, Nov 1994 (with Nicholas Clay)

1994a

Microsoft Media, The Vision (MS MTV): Preliminaries

Memo 1, Microsoft, Oct 1994

1993

Animation

Tech Memo 2, Altamira, Nov 1993

1992b

Altamira Composer and Animation

Tech Memo 1, Altamira, Nov 1992 (second revision)

1992a

Hwb - A More Intuitive Hue-Based Color Model

Tech Memo 0, Altamira, Sep 1992 (second revision) (with Eric Lyons)

1990

An RGBA Window System, Featuring Prioritized Full Color Images of Arbitrary Shape and Transparency and a Novel Picking Scheme for Them

Tech Memo 221, Pixar, Jul 1990

1989g

Two Useful Box Routines

Tech Memo 216, Pixar, Jun 1988 to Dec 1989

1989f

First Experiences Coding an IceMan Application

Tech Memo 213, Pixar, Oct 1989

1989e

The Color Page Computer

Tech Memo 208, Pixar, Mar 1988. Revised Jan 1989

1989d 

An Aspen Synopsis

Tech Memo 206, Pixar, Jun 1988 to Feb 1989

1989c

A Vail Synopsis

Tech Memo 205, Pixar, Jun 1988 to Jan 1989

1989b

Vail—The IceMan Volume and Imaging Language, Chapters 1-3

Tech Memo 203, Pixar, Jun 1988 to Jan 1989

1989a

The Tenets of IceMan

Tech Memo 202, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Jan 1989

1988e

Vail—The IceMan Volume and Imaging Language

Tech Memo 201, Pixar, Sep 1988

1988d

The ICXL (“Icicle”) Image Computing Exchange Language

Tech Memo 200, Pixar, Jun 1988

1988c  

Thoughts on ICE—VI

Tech Memo 198, Pixar, Jan 1988

1988b

Thoughts on ICE—V

Tech Memo 197, Pixar, Jan 1988

1988a

Thoughts on ICE—IV

Tech Memo 196, Pixar, Jan 1988

1987f 

Thoughts on ICE—III

Tech Memo 195, Pixar, Dec 1987. Revised Jan 1988

1987e

Thoughts on ICE—II

Tech Memo 194, Pixar, Dec 1987. Revised Jan 1988

1987d 

Thoughts on ICE

Tech Memo 193, Pixar, Dec 1987

1987c

The Pixar in Printing and Photography

Tech Memo 184, Pixar, Nov 1987

1987b

Formal Geometric Languages for Natural Phenomena

Tech Memo 182, Pixar, May 1987. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPH 87

1987a

Volume Graphics and Volume Visualization: A Tutorial

Tech Memo 176, Pixar, May 1987. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPH 87

1986b

3-D Quadrics Are 2-Pass Transformable

Tech Memo 162, Pixar, Aug 1986

1986a

Proposed Feature Set for Pixar2

Tech Memo 160, Pixar, Jul 1986

1985d

An AARG Tutorial

Tech Memo 167 (sic), Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Sep 1985

1985c

Series vs Parallel Warps

Tech Memo 134, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Jun 1985

1985b

A 2-Pass Solution to the Planar Bicubic Patch

Tech Memo 132, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Jun 1985

1985a

A 2-Pass Solution to the Planar Biquadratic Patch

Tech Memo 128, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, May 1985

1984e

Plants and Trees Tutorial Notes

Tech Memo 115, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Jul 1984. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPH 84

1984d

Graftal Formalism Notes

Tech Memo 114, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, May 1984. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPHs 84 and 85

1984c

 Pixar Technology Transfer

Tech Memo 113, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, May 1984

1984b

An Algebra for Azimuth, Pitch, and Roll

Tech Memo 112, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Mar 1984

1984a

Replacing Square Roots by Pythagorean Sums

Tech Memo 111, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Jan 1984

1983j 

Plants, Fractals, and Formal Languages

Tech Memo 100, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Nov 1983

1983i 

Supercomputers for Film and Flight

Tech Memo 95, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Oct 1983

1983h 

The Viewing Transformation

Tech Memo 84, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Jun 1983. Revised May 1984. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPH 84

1983g

Matrix Conventions Revisited

Tech Memo 64 [sic], Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Jun 1983

1983f 

Clarifying Computer Graphics

Tech Memo 83, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, May 1983 (with Ed Catmull)

1983e

Composer: A New Filmmaking Task/Profession

Tech Memo 79, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, May 1983

1983d

Transformation Tutorial Notes

Tech Memo 78, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, May 1983. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPHs 83 and 84

1983c

Spline Tutorial Notes

Tech Memo 77, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, May 1983. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPHs 83 and 84

1983b

Analysis of Data Structuring for Fractals

Tech Memo 76, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, May 1983

1983a

Laser Bandwidth Requirements

Tech Memo 74, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Apr 1983 (with David DiFrancesco, Tom Noggle, and Ed Catmull)

1982n

Pixar Prototype Configurations

Tech Memo 60, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Nov 1982

1982m

Projected Superquadrics are 2-Pass Transformable

Tech Memo 54, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Aug 1982

1982l          

An Archiving Case Study

Tech Memo 51, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Aug 1982

1982k

A Production Case Study

Tech Memo 47, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Aug 1982

1982j

An RGB Soft-Edged Fill Algorithm

Tech Memo 45, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, May 1982

1982i

Digital Filtering Tutorial, Part II

Tech Memo 44, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, May 1982. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPHs 83 and 84

1982h

Movie Software

Tech Memo 43, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Apr 1982. Revised May 1982

1982g

Picture Compositing Tutorial Notes

Tech Memo 42, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Apr 1982. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPH 82

1982f

Film Input Tutorial Notes

Tech Memo 41, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Apr 1982. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPH 82

1982e

Fill Tutorial Notes

Tech Memo 40, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Apr 1982. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPH 82

1982d

Painting Tutorial Notes

Tech Memo 38, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Apr 1982. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPH 82

1982c

Color Tutorial Notes

Tech Memo 37, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Apr 1982. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPH 82

1982b

Math of Mattings

Tech Memo 32, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Apr 1982. Reissue of a tech memo of Dec 30, 1980

1982a

Analysis of the Color-Difference Technique

Tech Memo 30, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Mar 1982

1981e

Perspective Convention for Lucasfilm

Tech Memo 28, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Dec 1981

1981d

Digital Filtering Tutorial for Computer Graphics

Tech Memo 27, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Nov 1981. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPHs 83 and 84

1981c

Picture Merging Syntax

Tech Memo 8c, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Sep 1981

1981b

Analysis of Video Matting

Tech Memo 8a, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Jan 1981

1981a

Picture Coding and Tile Systems

Tech Memo 8, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Jan 1981

1980 

Command Conventions

Tech Memo 1, Computer Division, Lucasfilm, Dec 1980

1979f

Table Paint

Tutorial Notes, JPL, CalTech, Oct 1979. Issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPHs 80 and 81

1979e 

Incremental Rendering of Textures in Perspective

Tutorial Notes, JPL, CalTech, Oct 1979. Issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPH 80

1979d

Painting Tutorial Notes

Tutorial Notes, Computer Graphics Lab, NYIT, Aug 1979. Issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPHs 79-82 and Infotech 79 (London)

1979c 

Color Model Objections and Counterproposals

Tech Memo No 11, Computer Graphics Lab, NYIT, Aug 1979. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPHs 80 and 81

1979b

Texas (Preliminary Report)

Tech Memo No 10, Computer Graphics Lab, NYIT, Jul 1979. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPH 79 (with an Addendum dated Aug 1979)

1979a

YIQ vs RGB

Tech Memo No 9, Computer Graphics Lab, NYIT, Apr 1979

1978c

Realizable Colors

Tech Memo No 8, Computer Graphics Lab, NYIT, Aug 1978. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPHs 80 and 81

1978b

Paint

Tech Memo No 7, Computer Graphics Lab, NYIT, Jul 1978. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPHs 78-82. Reprinted in Tutorial: Computer Graphics and in Seminal Graphics: Pioneering Efforts That Shaped the Field (see 1982a in Publications above)

1978a 

Fill and Tint Fill

Tech Memo No 6, Computer Graphics Lab, NYIT, Jul 1978. Also issued as tutorial notes at SIGGRAPHs 78, 80-82

 


CELLULAR AUTOMATA THEORY PUBLICATIONS (see Papers)

(IEEE FOCS = Symposium on the Foundations of Computer Science of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, formerly known as IEEE SWAT = Switching and Automata Theory Symposium)

1993 

Cellular Automata

Encyclopedia of Computer Science, 3rd edition, edited by Anthony Ralston and Edwin D Reilly, International Thomson Publishing, Jan 1993. I wrote the original entry for the 1st  edition and have updated it for each subsequent edition (4th edition in process), 1976, 1983, 1993

1991

Simple Nontrivial Self-Reproducing Machines

Artificial Life II, Santa Fe Institute Studies in the Sciences of Complexity, Vol X, edited by C G Langton, C Taylor, J D Farmer, and S Rasmussen, Addison-Wesley, 1991, 709-725 (Proceedings of the ALIFE2 (Artificial Life 2) Conference, Santa Fe, NM, Feb, 1990)

1976

Introduction and Survey of Polyautomata Theory

Automata, Languages, Development, edited by A Lindenmayer and G Rozenberg, North-Holland Publishing Company, 1976, 405-422

1972 

Real-Time Language Recognition by One-Dimensional Cellular Automata

Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Vol 6, No 3, 233-253, Jun 1972

1971d

Two-Dimensional Formal Languages and Pattern Recognition by Cellular Automata

12th IEEE FOCS Conference Record, 144-152, Oct 1971

1971c

Simple Computation-Universal Cellular Spaces

Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery, Vol 18, No 3, 339-353, Jul 1971

1971b

Cellular Automata Complexity Trade-Offs

Information and Control, Vol 18, No 5, 466-482, Jun 1971

1971a

General Shift-Register Sequences of Arbitrary Cycle Length

IEEE Transactions on Computers, Vol C-20, No 4, 456-459, Apr 1971

1970 

Cellular Automata and Formal Languages

11th IEEE FOCS Conference Record, 216-224, Oct 1970

1969 

Cellular Automata Theory

Technical Report No 2, Digital Systems Laboratory, Stanford University, Dec 1969

1968

Simple Computation-Universal Cellular Spaces and Self-Reproduction

9th IEEE FOCS Conference Record, 269-277, Oct 1968

 


GENEALOGY PUBLICATIONS (see Papers)

2010a The Probable Genetic Signature of Thomas1 Riggs, Immigrant to Gloucester, Massachusetts, by 1658
  New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 164, 85-94, 2010
2010b The Probable Genetic Signature of Edward1 Riggs, Immigrant to Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1633
  New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 164, 95-103, 2010
2009 The Genealogy of Edward1 Riggs of Roxbury, Massachusetts, Revisited
  The Genealogist, Vol 23, No. 2, 131-73, Fall 2009, with Robert Charles Anderson, FASG; erratum 24:72
2008 Proposed Hawkshead, Lancashire, Origins of Edward1 Riggs of Roxbury, Massachusetts, and Thomas1 Riggs of Gloucester
  The American Genealogist, Vol 82, 120-29, Apr 2007, with Robert Charles Anderson, FASG

2007b

Microsoft Word for Genealogy: An Improvement

 

New England Ancestors, Vol 8, No 4, 46-47, Fall 2007

2007a

Hannah Parsons and Her Four Husbands: Early Mormon History and Apostasy

 

The American Genealogist, Vol 81, No 3, 199-219, Jul 2006 (published Jan 2007), with Marsha Hoffman Rising, FASG

2006b

Elder Bethuel Riggs of Morris County, New Jersey, and His Family (see Book)

 

Boston: Newbury Street Press (NEHGS), Dec 2006, 794 pages, 35 illustrations

2006a Writing Using Word for Genealogy: Utilizing Microsoft Word in Genealogical Documents in Register, or Modified Register [NGSQ], Format
  Ch. 7, 65-107, of Leclerc and Hoff, eds., Genealogical Writing in the 21st Century: A Guide to Register Style and More, 2d ed. (Boston, NEHGS, 2006)
2005b The Y-DNA Signature of Edward Riggs of Roxbury
  New England Ancestors, Vol 6, No 3, 46-48, Summer 2005
2005a Word for Genealogy: Utilizing Microsoft Word in Genealogical Documents in Register, or Modified Register [NGSQ], Format, Part 4
  New England Ancestors, Vol 6, No 1, 50-51, 54, Winter 2005

2004d

Word for Genealogy: Utilizing Microsoft Word in Genealogical Documents in Register, or Modified Register [NGSQ], Format, Part 3

 

New England Ancestors, Vol 5, No 5-6, 59-60, Holiday 2004

2004c

Word for Genealogy: Utilizing Microsoft Word in Genealogical Documents in Register, or Modified Register [NGSQ], Format, Part 2

 

New England Ancestors, Vol 5, No 4, 51-54, Fall 2004

2004b

Captain Bethuel Riggs of the Revolutionary War Died in Missouri, Not Ohio

 

The American Genealogist, Vol 79, Nos 1-2, 34-37, Jan/Apr 2004

2004a

Word for Genealogy: Utilizing Microsoft Word in Genealogical Documents in Register, or Modified Register [NGSQ], Format, Part 1

 

New England Ancestors, Vol 5, No 3, 50-53, Summer 2004

2003d

How I Was Inspired to Publish a Family History: the Durands of Colonial Connecticut

 

New England Ancestors, Vol 4, Nos 5-6, 28-30, Holiday 2003

2003c

Indiana Descendants of John Durand, 1664-1727: Excerpts from Dr. John Durand of Derby, Connecticut, and His Family, Part 2

 

The Hoosier Genealogist, Vol 43, No 2, 127-30, Summer 2003

2003b

Dr. John Durand of Derby, Connecticut, and His Family (see Book)

 

Boston: Newbury Street Press, Sep 2003, 583 pages, 100 illustrations

2003a

Indiana Descendants of John Durand, 1664-1727: Excerpts from Dr. John Durand of Derby, Connecticut, and His Family, Part 1

 

The Hoosier Genealogist, Vol 43, No 1, 59-62, Spring 2003, plus front cover

2002

An Old Littell Family Bible

 

National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol 90, No 4, 273-81, Dec 2002, plus front cover and inside front cover; update: Vol 92, No 1, 50, Mar 2004

 


ARTISTIC PRODUCTIONS (see Art)

2014 DNA of the Early Roman Emperors and Famous Associates, map 150 of Mapping It Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies, ed. Hans Ulrich Obrist, London: Thames & Hudson, 2014. See item 2010a below.

1973-2013

Cover, synapse, 14th - 54th  IEEE FOCS Conference Records (Foundations of Computer Science), Oct or Nov of 1973-2013 (41 years!)

1988-2013

Cover, Irrational Tiling by Logical Quantifiers, 3rd, 5th-24th, 26th-28th IEEE LICS Conference Records (Logic in Computer Science), Jul of 1988, 1990-2009, 2011-2013 (24 years!)

2011 American Imperial Families of the 15th and 16th Century, graphic art illustration, created for Charles Mann's 1493, published Aug 2011
2010a DNA of the Early Roman Emperors and Famous Associates, graphic art illustration, part of the Map Marathon at slate.com.
2005-2006 Screening and exhibit, The Adventures of André & Wally B., Museum of Modern Art, New York, 14 Dec 2005-6 Feb 2006 (Pixar 20th anniversary exhibit)

2003

Conic sections illustration, a digital recomposition of eight figures from Claude Richard's 1655 edition of Apollonius of Perga's Conic Sections, and scans from Isaac Newton's Principia for Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver, HarperCollins Publishers Inc., New York, 2003, pp 674, 685-5.

2001

Cover, mandarin.tut, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Vol 23, No 2, Apr-Jun 2001 [and article, pp 4-30, see p 9 in particular]

1998

Geometric design (parquet deformation) for permanent glass sculpture Nagare by artist Norman Courtney, Centennial Center, Kent, WA, Jun 1998 (dedicated Dec 1998). Commissioned by the Kent Arts Commission 1998

1993

Exhibition, videodisc contributor, Revue virtuelle: The digital herbarium, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Oct 1993 - Jan 1994

1990

Picture, Photofinish at the Brickyard, SIGGRAPH 90 Art Show, Dallas, Texas, Aug 1990. Included in the 1990 ACM SIGGRAPH Traveling Art Show

1985 

Cover, white.sands, Geometric Modeling, Michael E. Mortenson, John Wiley & Sons, 1985. Exhibited at the SIGGRAPH 83 Art Show, Jul 1983. Also reprinted in the SIGGRAPH 83 Proceedings, p 374, and in numerous magazines, including Abacus, High Techology, and Byte, 1983-4

1984

Director and concept, animated film, The Adventures of André & Wally B., Lucasfilm, 1984 (with Bill Reeves, John Lasseter, Tom Duff, Eben Ostby, Rob Cook, Loren Carpenter, Ed Catmull, David Salesin, Tom Porter, Sam Leffler, David DiFrancesco, Tom Noggle, Don Conway, and Craig Good). Winner of awards at the 1985 International Festival of Animation in Toronto, 1985 National Computer Graphics Association Conference, 1985 First Annual Hiroshima Festival of Animation, 1985 Animation Celebration in Los Angeles, and others. Exhibited at the Computer Museum, Boston, 1984-5

1983b

Title page picture, pt.reyes, Computer Graphics, Vol 17, No 3, Jul 1983 (SIGGRAPH 83 Conference Proceedings) (with Rob Cook, and Loren Carpenter, Tom Porter, Bill Reeves, and David Salesin). Also exhibited at The Computer Museum, Boston, 1984-5

1983a

Cover, equilibrium, Nikkei Computer (Japanese magazine), Feb 21, 1983

1982b

Jacket design (with Ed Emshwiller), Fundamentals of Interactive Computer Graphics, J D Foley and A van Dam, Addison-Wesley, 1982

1982a

Director and concept, feature film sequence, Genesis Demo, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Paramount Pictures, 6 Jun 1982 (with Loren Carpenter, Pat Cole, Tom Duff, Tom Porter, and Bill Reeves). Also used in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and StarTrek IV: The Voyage Home. Excerpted in Reebok television commercials during Super Bowl, Jan 1993, Winter Olympics, Feb 1994, and World Cup, Jul 1994

1979b

Cover, Computer Graphics, Vol 13, No 2, Aug 1979 (SIGGRAPH 79 Conference Proceedings)

1979a

Videotape, Sunstone (with Ed Emshwiller, principal artist, Lance Williams and Garland Stern), New York Institute of Technology, 1979. Exhibited many places including SIGGRAPH 79, Chicago, on WNET television show Video/Film Review, New York, 1979, and the Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley CA, 1981. In the video collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York (and presented there 8 Dec. and 19 Dec. 2000). New sound track added 28 Apr 2012 by Chicago blues man, Corky Siegel, and performed at the The Acorn Theatre, Three Oaks, MI

1978b

Picture, r.theta series/ramp, Owens Illinois Exhibition Artists in the Computer Age, Sep 1978. The picture was also used as the cover of [1978a]

1978a

Cover, Computer, IEEE Computer Society, Vol 11, No 7, Jul 1978

1974

Videotape, Vidbits, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, 1974. Exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1975, and on WNET television show VTR, New York, 1975  

1971

Cover, Scientific American, Feb 1971

1969

Jacket design, Theories of Abstract Automata, Michael A Arbib, Prentice-Hall, 1969

 


INVITED SPEAKER ENGAGEMENTS

Entries in italics are non-USA

2014c Speaker, Philosophy Club of San Francisco, Berkeley CA, 28 June 2014
2014b Speaker, LAST (Life, Art, Science, and Technology) Festival, Zero1 Garage, San Jose CA, 7 June 2014
2014a Speaker, Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF), Hong Kong, 16 Apr 2014 [upcoming]
2013g Speaker, Cinematic Innovation Summit, Dubai UAE, 6 Dec 2013
2013f Speaker, David Hockney Symposium, de Young Museum, San Francisco CA, 23 Nov 2013
2013e Speaker, Adobe Creative Technologies Lab Retreat, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA, 12 Nov 2013
2013d Speaker, 50th Anniversary Celebration, Computer Graphics Technology Dept., Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, 4 Nov 2013
2013c Speaker, Amazon, Seattle WA, Apr 2013
2013b Speaker, Dent Conference, Sun Valley ID, Apr 2013
2013a Speaker, Leonardo Art/Science Evening (LASER), USF, San Francisco CA, Jan 2013
2012i Speaker, CineGrid 2012, UCSD, San Diego CA, Dec 2012
2012h Verge Entrepreneurship Lecture, NMSU, Las Cruces NM, Oct 2012
2012g Freshman Class lecture, ECE Dept., NMSU, Las Cruces NM, Oct 2012
2012f Dinner speaker, ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Academy, NMSU, Las Cruces NM, Oct 2012
2012e Dinner speaker, SID (Society of Information Display), San Jose CA, Aug 2012
2012d Speaker, Personal History of the Group Now Known as Pixar, Jane Street, New York NY, 18 June 2012
2012c Lecturer, Word for Genealogists, National Genealogical Society Conference, Cincinnati OH, 11 May 2012
2012b Speaker, Gathering for [Martin] Gardner 10, Atlanta GA, 29 Mar 2012
2012a Speaker, Digital Medium Symposium, Boulder International Film Festival, Boulder CO, 17 Feb 2012
2011d Speaker, Mundo Digitales, A Coruña, Spain, 9 Jul 2011
2011c Speaker, Magdalen College School, Oxford, England, 28 Jun 2011
2011b Speaker, Dundee University Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland, 19 May 2011
2011a Speaker, Digital Light Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 18 Mar 2011
2010 Keynote speaker, Rio Grande Chapter, Siggraph, Las Cruces NM, Dec 2010 (poster)
2009 Commencement speaker, University of California at Berkeley, Computer Science, May 2009
2008b Speaker, Entertainment Gathering '08, Monterey CA, Dec 2008
2008a Speaker, A History of Computer Graphics in Film with Alvy Ray Smith, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle WA, Mar 2008
2007 Speaker, Adventures of the Mind, Morehouse College, Atlanta GA, June 2007
2006b Speaker, Bainbridge Island Photography Club, Bainbridge Island WA, Apr 2006
2006a Speaker, Creative Media Institute, Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces NM, Apr 2006

2004c

Speaker, Old Derby Historical Society, Derby CT, Nov 2004

2004b

Luncheon speaker, SID (Society of Information Display) Conference, Seattle WA, May 2004

2004a

Luncheon speaker, Gentech Conference, St. Louis MO, Jan 2004

2003d

Distinguished lecturer series, University of California at Santa Barbara, Dec 2003

2003c

Book signing and talk, Durand-Hedden House & Garden, Maplewood NJ, Nov 2003

2003b

Dinner speaker, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Trustee Meeting, Boston MA, Oct 2003

2003a

Luncheon speaker, National Genealogical Society Convention, Pittsburgh PA, May 2003 (my first genealogy talk)

2002d

Michaelmas Lectures 2002, Trinity College, Cambridge, England, Nov 2002

2002c

Graduation speaker (their first), West Sound Academy, Kitsap Peninsula WA, Jun 2002

2002b

Distinguished lecturer series, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, May 2002

2002a

Distinguished lecturer series, University of Southern California, Brain Science, Los Angeles CA, Jan 2002

2001b

Keynote speaker, Supercomputer Conference 2001, Denver CO, Nov 2001

2001a

Banquet speaker, Workshop on the Convergence of Graphics, Vision and Video, Berkeley CA, Mar 2001

2000c

Lecture, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota FL, Mar 2000

2000b

Lecture, The Bush School 75th Anniversary, Bank of America Gallery, Seattle, Feb 2000

2000a

History of Computer Paint Programs, speaker, Computer History Museum, Moffett Field CA, Jan 2000

1999c

Commencement speaker, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM, Dec 1999

1999b

Port Angeles Education Council, dinner speaker, Port Angeles WA, May 1999

1999a

Eurographics UK Conference, keynote, Cambridge University UK, Apr 1999

1998i

Digital TV, lecture, Stanford Computer Science Department, Nov 1998

1998h

Advanced Imaging Strategies Conference, keynote, San Francisco, Oct 1998

1998g

Graphics Interface, keynote, Vancouver BC, Jun 1998

1998f

Hallmark Colloquium, Hallmark Cards, Kansas City MO, May 1998

1998e

Art and Technology Colloquium, SUNY Stony Brook NY, Apr 1998

1998d

Distinguished Lecturer, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Apr 1998

1998c

Proctor and Gamble Image Conference, keynote, Cincinatti, Mar 1998

1998b

911 Media Arts Center Advisory Council meeting, Seattle, Feb 1998

1998a

Evergreen State College, Olympia WA, Feb 1998

1997b

Seattle Chapter SIGGRAPH, Redmond WA, Jun 1997

1997a

New Mexico State University, ACM Chapter, Las Cruces NM, Feb 1997

1996m

Supercomputing 96, Pittsburgh, Nov 1996

1996l

Visualization 96, keynote address, San Francisco, Nov 1996

1996k

Other Geometries, a Symposium, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, Oct 1996 (dedication of new building by Peter Eisenman)

1996j

Visible Human Project Conference, keynote address, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD, Oct 1996

1996i

Seybold Conference, Digital Photography keynote, San Francisco, Aug 1996

1996h

CEO Roundtable, Aspen CO, Aug 1996

1996g

Connections 2, Computer Art Seminar, Bainbridge Island WA, May 1996

1996f

Norwescon Science Fiction Convention, Seattle, Apr 1996

1996e

The Bush School, Seattle, Feb 1996

1996d

New Mexico State University, ACM Chapter, Las Cruces NM, Feb 1996

1996c

Creating CyberCulture Lecture Series, Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, Feb 1996

1996b

National Library of Medicine, Board of Regents Banquet Speaker, Bethesda MD, Jan 1996

1996a

Interval Research, Friday Afternoon Colloquium, Palo Alto CA, Jan 1996

1995b

Frost & Sullivan Strategic Multimedia Conference, San Francisco, Oct 1995

1995a

International Interactive Communications Society, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, Mar 1995

1994c

Image World West, keynote address, San Jose, Dec 1994

1994b

Expo’94, Cogswell Polytechnical College, Sunnyvale CA, Jun 1994

1994a

AAAS 1994 Annual Meeting, Imaging Systems for Health Education and Health Care Delivery, San Francisco, Feb 1994

1992

National Library of Medicine, Board of Regents Banquet Speaker, Bethesda MD, Jan 1992

1991c

EECS Colloquium, MIT, Cambridge MA, Oct 1991

1991b

IEEE Computer Society, Inaugural Address, San Francisco State University, Sep 1991

1991a

Santa Fe Institute, St. Johns College, Santa Fe NM, Apr 1991

1990h

Society for Information Display, Las Vegas NV, May 1990

1990g

Boston Computer Society, Boston, Mar 1990

1990f

NCGA, Anaheim CA, Mar 1990

1990e

The Once and Future Supercomputer, Dinner Speaker, Salishan Lodge, Gleneden Beach OR, Mar 1990

1990d

SPIE-SPSE Conference, Dinner Speaker, Santa Clara CA, Feb 1990

1990c

Artificial Life II Conference, Santa Fe NM, Feb 1990

1990b

National Library of Medicine, Board of Regents Banquet Speaker, Bethesda MD, Jan 1990

1990a

Mitre Institute, Mitre Corporation, Maclean, VA, Jan 1990

1989o

1989 Sapporo International Computer Graphics Symposium & Show, Sapporo, Japan, Nov 1989

1989n

NICOGRAPH89, Tokyo, Nov 1989

1989m

Stewart Alsop’s Forum 90, La Costa, Carlsbad CA, Sep 1989

1989l

Dataquest Visualization Conference, Santa Clara, Sep 1989

1989k

Mayo Clinic, DSR Tenth Anniversary, Rochester, Minnesota, Aug 1989

1989j

AutoDesk Technology Forum, Sausalito, Jul 1989

1989i

Scientific Computing Symposium, Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, Jul 1989

1989h

Computer & Mathematics, Massachussets Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Jun 1989

1989g

Visualization, Graphics, and Imaging Seminar, Digital Equipment Corporation, Marlborough MA, Jun 1989

1989f

Workshop On Parallel Computer Systems, Santa Fe Institute, Bishops Lodge, Santa Fe, May 1989

1989e

CGA, Philadelphia, Apr 1989

1989d

Electronic Imaging (EI West), Pasadena, Apr 1989

1989c

Seybold Seminars, San Francisco, Mar 1989

1989b

SPSE-SPIE Conference, Los Angeles, Jan 1989

1989a

Stanford University Lecture, Terman Auditorium, Palo Alto, Jan 1989

1988i

Pratt Center's Computer Graphics for Design/Fall 88, New York, Dec 1988

1988h

C Itoh Techno Sciences Seminar, Tokyo, Nov 1988

1988g

NICOGRAPH 88, Tokyo, Nov 1988

1988f

Second Annual Computer Graphics in the Arts and Science Lecture Series, New York, Jun 1988

1988e

Midnight Sun Lecture, Second International Conference on Vector and Parallel Computing, Trømsö, Norway, Jun 1988

1988d

Workshop on Differential Geometry, Calculus of Variations, and Computer Graphics, Berkeley, May 1988

1988c

John von Neuman Supercomputer Center, Princeton, Mar 1988

1988b

Seybold Seminars, San Francisco, Mar 1988

1988a

Scientific Visualization Workshop, Pasadena, Jan 1988

1987j

NASA Ames Laboratory, Mountain View CA, Sep 1987

1987i

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Jun 1987

1987h

Bay Area ACM/Siggraph Meeting, Exploratorium, San Francisco, Jun 1987

1987g

National Computer Conference (NCC), Chicago, Jun 1987

1987f

Sundstrand Corporate Mini Symposium '87, Rockford IL, May 1987

1987e

Alex Brown & Sons 12th Annual Health Care Seminar, Baltimore, May 1987

1987d

13th Annual IEEE Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop, Pacific Grove CA, Apr 1987

1987c

E F Hutton Electronic Imaging Forum IV, Boston, Apr 1987

1987b

SMPTE 21st Annual Television Conference, San Francisco, Feb 1987

1987a

Frost & Sullivan 9th Annual Assessment and Forecast of Computer Graphics '87, San Diego, Jan 1987

1986f

The Computer Museum, Boston, Nov 1986

1986e

15th Workshop on Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition, Washington, DC, Oct 1986

1986d

 International Conference of Mathematicians (ICM 86), Berkeley, Aug 1986

1986c

Computational Geometry Symposium, Yorktown Heights NY, Jun 1986

1986b

Stanford Values, Technology, Science, and Society Colloquium, Palo Alto, May 1986

1986a

Stanford Computer Science Colloquium, Palo Alto, Apr 1986

1985e

DIGICON, Vancouver, Aug 1985

1985d

The Computer Museum, Boston, Apr 1985

1985c

Cray Science and Engineering Symposium, Minneapolis, Apr 1985

1985b

Creative Think: Innovations in Industry, Palo Alto, Mar 1985

1985a

E F Hutton Imaging Technology Seminar, Boston, Feb 1985

1984k

Data Processor Managers Association, San Francisco, Dec 1984

1984j

Video/Culture Conference, Toronto, Nov 1984

1984i

Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Oct 1984

1984h

Swinburne College, Melbourne, Australia, Sep 1984

1984g

AUSGRAPH 84, Melbourne, Australia, Sep 1984

1984f

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Jul 1984

1984e

Orange Coast College, Anaheim, May 1984

1984d

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, Apr 1984

1984c

Encounter Cinema, University of California at Los Angeles, Apr 1984

1984b

Exploratorium (Chips and Changes Exhibit), San Francisco, Mar 1984

1984a

Computers in Art and Design, Research and Education (CADRE), Santa Clara, Jan 1984

1983j

Video Free America, San Francisco, Nov 1983

1983i

The Institute for Media Arts, Crestone CO, Sep 1983

1983h

ICOGRADA, Dublin, Aug 1983

1983g

DIGICON, Vancouver, Aug 1983

1983f

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Jun 1983

1983e

Video Viewpoints, "Electronic Filmmaking," Museum of Modern Art, New York City, May 1983

1983d

Filmex, Los Angeles, Apr 1983

1983c

TM Seminar, Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm, Apr 1983

1983b

Spring COMPCON 83, San Francisco, Mar 1983

1983a

Golden Gate Chapter ACM, San Francisco, Feb 1983

1982i

NICOGRAPH 82, Tokyo, Nov 1982

1982h

Pacific Northwest Computer Graphics Conference, Eugene, Oct 1982

1982g

Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, Sep 1982

1982f

Bay Area Chapter SMPTE, San Francisco, Aug 1982

1982e

Kodak seminar, Rochester, Jul 1982

1982d

National Computer Graphics Association (NCGA) Conference Videogala, Anaheim, Jun 1982

1982c

Graphics Gathering, Santa Cruz, Mar 1982

1982b

Forum International de Television, Monte Carlo, Feb 1982

1982a

Bay Area Chapter ASIFA, San Francisco, Feb 1982

1981c

Special Summer Session: Media Technology, Massachussets Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Aug 1981

1981b

University of CA Computer Science Seminar, Berkeley, Feb 1981

1981a

ComputerVision 81, London, Jan 1981

1980c

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), New York, Nov 1980

1980b

Francis Ford Coppola's HighTech Retreat, San Francisco, Jun 1980

1980a

Stanford Design Conference, Palo Alto CA, Jun 1980

 


SOFTWARE

1999

Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000 version 2, ships Sep 1999. Bundled with Office 2000 Premium, or standalone

1998 

Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000, first version, ships Oct 1998. It is based on the model I brought into Microsoft with Altamira Composer and my vision of The Single Creative App

1997

Microsoft Image Composer, second Microsoft version (v1.5), ships with Microsoft FrontPage98 in its Bonus Pack. Also bundled with Microsoft Visual InterDev

1996

Microsoft Image Composer, first Microsoft version of Altamira Composer, ships with Microsoft FrontPage97 in its Bonus Pack, Nov 1996. Also bundled with Microsoft Visual InterDev web development tool, Feb 1997

1992

Altamira Composer, a PC Windows product. Shown in public the first time at the Seybold Computer Publishing Conference, San Francisco CA, Sep, 1992; first customer ship: Nov 22, 1993. Concept and DOS prototype: Alvy Ray Smith, Windows architect: Nicholas J Clay, user interface: Eric R Lyons, manual: Jack Powell

1989

IceMan, Pixar. Created the first computer language for concisely describing image computations. IceMan was publicly announced at the Seybold Computer Publishing Conference, San Jose CA, Oct 1991

1978

My program Paint (colormapped version of Paint3) was used on the SuperBowl television broadcast, Jan 1978, and was written up in several publications, including The New York Times, Videography, Playboy, New Times, and BM/E

1977b

Alpha channel (with Ed Catmull), New York Institute of Technology. Invented the concept of the integral alpha channel as intrinsic to image structure

1977a 

Paint3, New York Institute of Technology. Wrote the first full-color RGB electronic paint program, with airbrushing, smearing, blurring, soft-edged fill, color mixing, matting, etc

1974

HSV, Xerox PARC. Wrote the first RGB to hue-based color transform (HSV for Hue, Saturation, and Value). It is the color model (called HSB) supported by PostScript

 


BUSINESS

1994

Altamira merged with Microsoft. Sep 1994

1991

Altamira Software Corporation. Cofounded (with Eric Lyons and Nicholas Clay) with seed financing by Autodesk Inc and second round financing by Technology Venture Investors (David Marquardt and John Johnston) and Mort Meyerson

1986

Pixar. Cofounded (with Ed Catmull) as a spinoff from Lucasfilm with financing by Steven P Jobs, cofounder of Apple Computer Corporation

 


INTERVIEWS

2012e Interviewed by Andrew Warner, for mixergy.com, 30 Oct 2012, which see.
2012d Interviewed, by Mike Seymour, for fxpodcast: Alvy Ray Smith, 5 July 2012. See http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-alvy-ray-smith/ and accompanying webpage: http://www.fxguide.com/featured/alvy-ray-smith-rgba-the-birth-of-compositing-the-founding-of-pixar/.
2012c Interviewed, by William Jardine, for his blog. A113 Animation, 23 May 2012. See http://www.a113animation.com/2012/05/interview-alvy-ray-smith-pixar-co.html
2012b Interviewed, by Mike Bastoli, for his blog, Big Screen Animation, 22 May 2012, Outspoken: Alvy Ray Smith and the History of Pixar, http://www.bigscreenanimation.com/2012/05/outspoken-alvy-ray-smith-and-history-of.html.
2012a Interviewed, by Andrew S. Hughes, South Bend (IN) Tribune, 23 Apr 2012, re Corky Siegel's new soundtrack to Sunstone.
2011d Interviewed, by BBC, for video broadcast, xxx, first broadcast 14 Dec 2011, on BBC2 in the UK.
2011c Interviewed, by BBC, for audio podcast, Upsetting the Apple Cart - The Genius of Steve Jobs, first broadcast 17 Nov 2011. See also www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/docarchive. Or download at http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/docarchive/docarchive_20111117-1249a.mp3 (50 minutes).
2011b Interviewed, by PBS, for video broadcast, Steve Jobs - One Last Thing, first broadcast, 2 Nov 2011. See also http://www.pbs.org/programs/steve-jobs-one-last-thing/ (55 minutes). 1:14-1:20, 31:33-35:20
2011a Interviewed, by Walter Isaacson, for his book, Steve Jobs, published Oct 2011, Simon and Schuster, xv, 239--45, 285

2004

Interviewed, Animation Magician, CRN, by Heather Clancy, 13 Dec 2004, 42, 44

2002e

Interviewed, The Genesis Demo: How CGI Changed the World, Star Trek: The Magazine, by Ben Robinson, editor, Vol 3, No 5, Sep 2002, 50-3

2002d

Interviewed, Did This Man Just Rewrite Science?, The New York Times, by Dennis Overbye, 11 Jun 2002, Science Times section, D1, D3

2002c

Interviewed, Why Is This Man Smiling?, Wired magazine, by Lawrence Weschler, Jun 2002, 120-7

2002b

Interviewed, UPI Hollywood Reporter, by Pat Nason, 1 Feb 2002

2002a

Interviewed, Alvy Smith: Beyond Pixel-Perfect Images, BusinessWeek online magazine, by Olga Kharif, 4 Jan 2002

2001

Interviewed and photographed, Legends: Alvy Ray Smith Forbes ASAP magazine, by Andrew Freiburghouse, 28 May 2001, 52-3. Photo by Kathleen King

2000 

Interviewed and given thorough historical treatment, The Second Coming of Steve Jobs, by Alan Deutschman, Broadway Books, NY, Oct 2000. Excellent treatment of my NYIT, Lucasfilm, and Pixar days in the 1970s and 1980s (numerous errors however)

1999c 

Interviewed and featured (with many colleagues) in film The History of Computer Graphics, premiered at SIGGRAPH 99, Los Angeles, Aug 1999

1999b 

Interviewed and given thorough historical treatment, Dealers in Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age, by Michael Hiltzik, Harper Collins, NY, Mar 1999. Excellent treatment of my Xerox PARC days in the 1970s

1999a 

Interviewed and quoted extensively, Smooth Operator, The Economist, 6 Mar 1999

1998

Interviewed and quoted for articles about Pixar’s release of A Bug’s Life in Business Week cover story, 12 Nov 1998, author Peter Burrows, and The San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Nov 1998, author Jon Swartz

1996 

Interview, magazine, Wired. They Render unto Bill. How Microsoft plucked the world’s most renowned 3-D graphics pioneers to shape the future of all things visual, Charles Platt, Jul 1996, 114-118, 159, 161-165

1994           

Interview, newsletter, The Future Image Report. Imaging Visionaries: A Conversation with Alvy Ray Smith, Apr/May 1994 (Part 1), Jun 1994 (Part 2)

1993           

Interview, magazine, Morph’s Outpost on the Digital Frontier. Sculpting Hyperspace: Morph Talks to Graphics Pioneer Alvy Ray Smith, Dec 1993

1985b          

Interview, television broadcast, John Rozcaks Art Notes, KQED, PBS, San Francisco, Jul 1985

1985a         

Interview, television broadcast, ABC David Hartman Special: The Future is Now, Jun 1985

1984           

Interview, television broadcast, The Disney Channel

1982

Videotape interview, Graphic Harmony, a presentation of Polaroid Corporation, written, produced, and directed by James Ruddy

1981

Interview, television broadcast, BBC, Horizons

 


PANELS, BOARDS, AND MEMBERSHIPS

2013

Member of the journal editorial board, Journal of Mathematics and the Arts

2010

Chair, Interactive Toolkit Review Board, Visible Human Project, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD, 25-26 Feb 2010

2008

Panelist, Museum of Northwest Art, (with Ginny Ruffner, Maclen Marvit, and Mark Hofer), La Conner WA, 15 Sep 2008

2006

Member, National Academy of Engineering, elected Feb 2006

2005b

Panelist, Computer History Museum, A Human Story of Computer Animation (with Brad Bird, Ed Catmull, Andrew Stanton, and Michael Rubin [moderator]), Mountain View CA, 16 May 2005

2005a

Life Member, The Genealogical Society of New Jersey, 2005

2004b

Member, The Old Derby Historical Society, Derby CT, 22 Nov 2004

2004a

Panelist, Photography Panel (featuring Graham Nash), sponsored by Benham Gallery, Issaquah WA 16 Feb 2004

2003

Member, Sons of the Republic of Texas, approved 30 Jul 2003

2002-2005

Member, Board of Trustees, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), Boston, appointed 29 Jul 2002

2002b

Member, Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York, elected 11 Apr 2002

2002a         

Member, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, elected 2 Apr 2002

2001b         

Life Member, National Huguenot Society, elected 2001

2000c

Life Member, Descendants of the Founders of New Jersey, elected 2000

2000b

Panelist, Collecting Photography Today, sponsored by Microsoft, Sotheby's, Seattle Art Museum, Redmond WA Sep 2000

2000a

Participant, NLM Visualization Research Agenda Meeting, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD Feb 2000

1999           

DELPHI Forum, panel moderator and speaker, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA, Nov 1999

1998           

Papers committee and technical session chair (Art, Illustration, Expression), SIGGRAPH, Orlando FL, Jul 1998

1997-1999

Member, Microsoft Art Committee, Microsoft, Redmond, May 1997– Oct 1999

1997a         

Panelist, Stanford Computer Forum, Palo Alto CA, Mar 1997

1996g         

Panelist, VESA, Panel on Advanced Television, Las Vegas, Nov 1996

1996f          

Joined honorary board of Artist Trust, Seattle, Oct 1996

1996e         

Joined board of 911 Media Arts Center, Seattle, Oct 1996

1996d         

Panelist, SIGGRAPH’96, Panel on Advanced Television, New Orleans, Aug 1996

1996c         

Presenter of CICATS (Computer Industry Consortium on Advanced Television Systems) position to hearing held by Representative Vern Ehlers, Sam Rayburn Building, Washington DC, Apr 1996

1996b         

Charter member of CICATS (Computer Industry Consortium on Advanced Television Systems). Apple, Cupertino CA, Feb 1996

1996a

Discussant at the presentation of the Visible Human Female, National Library of Medicine Board of Regents Meeting, Jan 1996

1994b          

Discussant at the presentation of the Visible Human Male, National Library of Medicine Board of Regents Meeting. Nov 1994

1994a         

Panelist, SIGGRAPH 94, Panel on Computer Technology and the Artistic Process, Orlando FL, Jul 1994

1991           

Panelist, TAPE Multi-Media Conference, Dominican College, San Rafael CA, Oct 1991

1989           

Member of the Corporate Advisory Board, Geometry Supercomputer Project, University of Minnesota, 1989

1988b         

Member of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, 1988-1992. Member of the Planning Panel for Electronic Imaging, 1989. Instrumental in inaugurating the Visible Human Project. Official Advisor to the NLM, 1994

1988a         

Panelist, Software Directions for Scientific Visualization, SIGGRAPH, Atlanta, Aug 1988

1987b         

Invited Observer to National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP), Panel on Information Technologies and the Conduct of Research (INFOTECH), Woods Hole MA, May 1987

1987a         

Member of the journal editorial board, Complex Systems, ed Stephen Wolfram, 1987-2013

1986b         

Member of Panel on Graphics, Image Processing, and Workstations, Division of Advanced Scientific Computing, National Science Foundation, NASA Ames Laboratory, Oct 30, 1986, and the Workshop on Visualization in Scientific Computing, Washington, DC, Feb 1987. Contributor to report of this panel entitled Visualization in Scientific Computing, Jul 1987

1986a

Scientific Advisory Board, Morphometric Workstation Project for the Neurosciences, The Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, Jul 1986

 


ACTIVITIES

Entries in italics are non-USA

2013 Moderated a conversation between George Dyson and Kenneth Brower, UC Berkeley, 24 Sep 2013. Ken wrote the book The Starship and the Canoe about George and his father Freeman Dyson. This was another part of the On the Same Page program (see next).
2013 Designer of a business-card universal Turing machine, realized in metal and heavy card stock. 8,000 of the latter passed out to all entering freshmen at UC Berkeley as part of its On the Same Page program, Sep 2013
2011 Co-author, "The Curious Tree: Charles Dodgson and the Iffley Yew," The Knight Letter, Dec 2011, with Alison Gopnik, presented at the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, New York City, Nov 2011
2006 U S Patent 7,148,907, Mixed but Indistinguishable Raster and Vector Image Data Types, 12 Dec 2006 (incorporates U S Patent 6,870,545)
2005 U S Patent 6,870,545 (with 9 others), Mixed but Indistinguishable Raster and Vector Image Data Types, 22 Mar 2005

2001c

U S Patent 6,301,382 (with Jim Blinn), Extracting a Matte of a Foreground Object from Multiple Backgrounds by Triangulation, 9 Oct 2001

2001b

Digital photograph published, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagzeitung, 30, with article by friend Neal Stephenson, 7 Oct 2001

2001a

Safari for digital photography to Serengeti, Ruaha, Olduvai, and Ngorongoro in Tanzania, 10-24 Aug 2001

2000b

Published a poem, "Mankind's Most Malleable" in Tools of Vision, the catalog for photographer Neelon Crawford's exhibit at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, 26 Sep 2000 - 15 Jan 2001, published Oct 2000

2000a

Attended the festshrift for Dr Michael A Arbib, my PhD advisor, Los Angeles, Aug 2000: USC Symposium on Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience, a tribute on the occasion of his 60th birthday

1999b

Attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the EDSAC computer in Cambridge UK, Apr 1999. The “first electronic, stored-program, fully programmable, digital computer”

1999a         

Unofficial advisor to Anne Morgan Spalter, author of The Computer in the Visual Arts, Addison-Wesley, Reading MA, Jan 1999. Also contributed jacket blurb

1998            

Presenter at the Digital Campfire, SIGGRAPH, Orlando FL, Jul 1998. Also, an official SIGGRAPH trading card was issued with my picture on it (as part of 25th anniversary of SIGGRAPH). And, my NYIT paint3 program, used to defeat the Quantel patents, was demonstrated daily on the floor in the exhibition hall

1997c

Portrait included in set of 200, Wizards and Their Wonders: Portraits in Computing, Christopher Morgan, photos by Louis Fabian Bachrach (New York: ACM Press, 1997), 172-3

1997b         

Star witness for the defense, Quantel vs Adobe paint patent infringement trial, Wilmington DE, Sep 1997. Successfully invalidated five patents and exonerated Adobe and Photoshop

1997a         

Presenter, Demo97, Palm Springs CA, Feb 1997

1995d         

Press conference and lecture, International Animated Film Festival and Market (Annecy ‘95 and MIFA’95), Annecy, France, Jun 1995

1995c         

Film show judge, Computer Animation Festival/Electronic Theater, SIGGRAPH 95, Los Angeles, May 1995

1995b         

Invited guest, DreamWorks Digital Animation Dream (DAD) Seminar, hosted by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Universal Studios, Mar 1995

1995a

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Scientific or Technical Awards. Guest of Pixar, for Academy Award to David DiFrancesco for the color film laser scanner/printer he developed while working with me at Lucasfilm and Pixar. I contributed negotiations and scientific calculations to his project. Beverly Hills CA, Mar 1995

1992           

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Scientific or Technical Awards. Guest of Walt Disney Productions at the ceremony where Disney and Pixar shared in the Academy Award for CAPS (Computer Animation Production System) which I initiated, wrote detailed proposals for, and negotiated with Disney (for 18 months). Los Angeles, Mar 1992

1989b         

Judge of the 1989 and 1991 Truevision Art Contests, Indianapolis, Jun 1989 and 1991

1989a         

Star witness for the defense, Quantel vs Spaceward paint patent infringement trial, London, Feb 1989

1985           

Session chairman, Computer Animation Tutorial, NCGA, Dallas, Apr 1985

1983           

Judge for National Video Festival Student Competition, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, Sep 1983

1980           

U S Patent 4,189,743 (with Ed Catmull), Apparatus and Method for Automatic Coloration and/or Shading of Images, 19 Feb 1980

1978b         

Member of the IEEE Computer Society Delegation to the People's Republic of China, Beijing, Nanking, Shanghai, Wuxi, Hangchow, and Kuangchow, Oct 1978. Dinner with the Chairman of China, Hua Guo Feng

1978-1987

Tutorial lecturer, SIGGRAPH annual conferences, 1978-1985, 1987

1968

Mountain climbing, ascent of Mt. Shasta, altitude 14, 162 feet (4,317 meters), Siskiyou County, California, 6 Jun 1968, the day after Bobby Kennedy was killed. I was accompanied by my friends Bob Kadlec and Bob Tripodi. We dedicated the climb, in a book at the summit, to Bobby.

1965           

New Mexico State University, Physical Sciences Laboratory. Designed an antenna (broadband equiangular spiral) for the first Nimbus weather satellite using computer graphics. My first computer graphics

1964

Mountain climbing, solo ascent of volcano Popocateptl, altitude 17,925 feet (5,465 meters), near Mexico City, Easter Week

 


PERSONAL DATA

Birth:   

8 Sep 1943, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., TX (raised: Clovis, Curry Co., NM)

Family:   

2 sons Sam and Jesse, ex-wife Zu, second wife Alison Gopnik

Email:   

 alvyray  at gmail dot com

Website:   

alvyray.com