Donna J. Cox

Ground-breaker in Data & Scientific Visualization,
Internationally Recognized Computer Artist, Designer & Writer

Professor Donna J. Cox, MFA, PhD, is the first Michael Aiken Chair, professor in the School of Art and Design, Director of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL), Associate Director for Research and Education at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She’s Director of the Emerging Digital Research and Education in Arts Media (eDream) Institute at NCSA. Cox will be speaking on the “Revolutions in Mapping the Digital Universe: Stories of Satellites, Supercomputers, and the Art of Data Visualization”.

Jeffrey Shaw

Leading Figure in New Media Art Since 1960’s

Jeffrey Shaw (Melbourne 1944) has been a leading figure in new media art since its emergence from the performance, expanded cinema and installation paradigms of the 1960s to its present-day technology-informed and virtualized forms. Shaw will be speaking on “Making Things Making Meaning - Frontiers in New Media”.

Inigo Quilez

Award-winning virtual reality and visual effects artist
Advocate of continuous education, computer graphics resource and demoscene

Inigo self-taught CG through the Demoscene and worked in industrial VR in the mid 2000s. Then he joined Pixar as a Technical Artists of procedural vegetation and landscapes, winning a VES award for his production work in "Brave". Inigo later joined the Oculus team as VFX Supervisor of VR short films, created the VR animation tool "Quill" and became its Product Manager. Inigo has written 100+ free articles on computer graphics in his website, and is also the co-founder of the computer graphics social platform Shadertoy, to which he has contributed more than 400 shaders.