Speakers

Kevin Mack

Kevin Mack

Position

Artist

Company

Academy Award Winning Visual Effects Pioneer

Description

Kevin Mack is a pioneer of immersive art, computer graphics and visual effects. He received the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for his work on What Dreams May Come (1998). Mack has been making art with computers for over thirty years. His work is inspired by transcendent visions, natural phenomena and technology, and is informed by research in a wide range of fields from neuroscience to artificial life. Mack’s virtual reality art experiences are engineered to inspire awe, engage the imagination, and enhance well being, and are being studied and used in therapeutic and medical applications. Mack’s latest virtual reality creation, Anandala, is populated with intelligent artificial-life entities that express themselves and interact with visitors using complex body movements, changing color patterns and their own musical language.