My super creative Autodesk colleague Chris Cheung is organizing a special event the day prior to Autodesk University starting. Chris wanted to encourage you to attend this event as well as explain what the CAVE Conference is.
What is this CAVE Conference about at AU, and 'should I go?'
The CAVE Conference is a 1 day, intense program and celebration of creativity and will be bringing together artists, designers and storytellers from virtually every industry. The keynotes and session presenters, all expert creators in their respective fields, will share a blend of inspiration, thought-leadership, practical knowledge, tips on problem solving, personal insight on their and behind-the-scenes of their work & industries.
These days, unique content creation and story-telling are becoming key drivers in every business. It is a no-brainer that CAVE is a treasure trove for anyone who participates in the creative process or pipeline, whether in Architecture, Product, Transportation, or other building & manufacturing space. CAVE is a wealth of knowledge and insight into ideas, creation, and communication. This new program brings the right-brain to the forefront, taking AU to the next level.
Here are a few highlights:
Skylar Tibbits, architect and designer, is on the cutting edge of 4D technology. In his Self-Assembly Lab at MIT, the future of how we make things is being mapped out! Skylar Tibbits: The emergence of "4D printing" - YouTube
Maria Konnikova is the writer behind the New York Times best seller 'Mastermind. With a Ph.D. In Psychology and an impressive resume of articles and publications, she gets teaches methods to that literally can train your mind to 'think like Sherlock Holmes' and apply those methods to sharpen perception, solve difficult problems and enhance creativity.
Scott Robertson is renowned for his designs and contribution to education. His experience and depth in visual communication techniques and Creative Process are invaluable for any creative artist and also for businesses that depend on driving innovation.
Jay Shuster is a production designer at Pixar Animation Studios. He's designed some of the most recognized characters, vehicles, and environments from Star Wars, Wall-E and CARS, but what Jay teaches is the essential problem solving skills needed to get the job done.
Syd Mead, legendary concept designer, has had a profound impact on multiple industries in his careers. He has influenced product design , architecture, and motion pictures in a way like no other… not to mention inspiring generations of creative talent.
John Cleese, yes, the writer/actor and director, has spent an entire career having to be constantly innovate and find new ways to entertain people. Mr. Cleese won't be at CAVE as an entertainer, rather as an expert on the creativity touching on both his life-experiences and the psychology behind it.
John Cleese is no stranger to Autodesk University as he entertained thousands of us back in 2003. He was delighted to hear thousands of coconuts clapping in the audience while we were watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail. One funny personal John Cleese story was when I was seated with him, and his martini a lady came up and asked for his autograph. John gave this puzzled look then signed his name and dated it 1970. He is always messing with people with his humor and no matter the topic of conversation will have a funny perspective you will not forget.
There are just a few of the speakers that attendees will find at CAVE… endless opportunities for new insight from some of the most imaginative minds on the planet.
Monday can be the perfect day to inspire and get anyone's creative juices fired up for an incredible week of learning at AU!
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