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Develop:Brighton announces third keynote with NYU Professor

Ken Perlin to discuss the future of mixed reality, Working With Streamers session also revealed

Tandem Events, organisers of Europe's leading game developers' conference Develop:Brighton, are pleased to announce Academy Award-winning technology innovator and professor Ken Perlin will be delivering the third keynote at this year's conference.

Currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science at New York University, Perlin directs the Media Research Lab, and is a participating faculty member at NYU MAGNET. His research interests include future reality, graphics and animation, user interfaces and education. He received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his noise and turbulence procedural texturing techniques, which are widely used in feature films and television.

His talk, 'A Visit to Future Reality', is set to explore how people will use future mixed reality technologies to better communicate and interact with each other when they are in the same physical space. As Perlin discusses his expectation language itself will take on new and rich visual dimensions, live demos will bring the talk to life.

"We're delighted to announce Ken Perlin as another superb keynote speaker for Develop:Brighton 2017," said Andy Lane, managing director of Tandem Events. "His creation of Perlin Noise in 1985 revolutionised computer graphics and development, so who better to talk to us about the future of the space? We're looking forward to a rare and exciting glimpse into what lies ahead!"

Brenda and John Romero are set to open the conference on Wednesday 12 July with their two keynotes.

Develop:Brighton, Europe's leading conference for the European game development community, is a three day conference, expo and networking event taking place from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 July 2017 at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton.

Early Bird tickets are available until 26 April:

Other sessions announced for Develop:Brighton 2017

  • Working with Streamers - Marcella de Bie (Nysira) is a streamer who's capitalised on her 39,000 Twitch followers to become a common face in the world of esports, and Tim Mines (Spamfish) has 131,000 Twitch followers and collaborations with Nintendo, Rockstar, EA, Microsoft and Sony under his belt. Join them as they share their experiences and discuss the best practices for collaborating with streamers.
  • No Budget? No Problem! - Alex Moyet, founder of specialist PR and marketing consultancy Am reveals free strategies to effectively promote your game.

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