James McCann lecture on March 15th: “New Computer Art Tools”



Colloquium 

James McCann
Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, March 15, 2010 
1230 WEB
Refreshments 12:15 p.m.
Lecture 12:25 p.m. 

Host: Adam Bargteil

Title: New Computer Art Tools 

Abstract
In this talk, I will describe two new computer art tools that I have had a hand in creating. These tools are not wild improvisations on the fringe of the usable; rather, they revisit core graphics technologies to address specific deficiencies or leverage new insights. First, I will discuss a program that allows users to paint with edges instead of colors [1]. Next I will describe two new methods for stacking image elements locally [2,3]. I will conclude by discussing future projects that continue this trajectory of reform. 

[1] Real-Time Gradient-Domain Painting, J. McCann and N. S. Pollard, SIGGRAPH 2008.http://gradient-paint.com

[2] Local Layering, J. McCann and N. S. Pollard, SIGGRAPH 2009. http://local-layering.com

[3] Soft Stacking. Unpublished material.

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