The 2010 Joint Session of the Symposia on

Sketch Based Interfaces and Modeling
Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering

in Annecy, France from June 7-10, 2010, collocated with
Festival International du Film d'Animation à Annecy

in cooperation with ACM SIGGRAPH and Eurographics

SBIM-NPAR 2010 brings together the two great computer graphics conferences on expressive techniques with the premiere animated film festival. Each symposium has its own committee and review process, but all content is presented together so that you can see everything in one place. Annecy is a resort town in the French Alps featuring an old city built on canals around a lake with fine dining and museums. During the festival, seven theaters continuously screen the year's best commercial, indie, and student animation while live bands and the giant outdoor screen come alive at night on the beach.

This year there are 39 paper presentations, live demos and posters, and keynotes by Barbara Tversky and Frederic Fol Leymarie. Talks will be held at the Annecy-le-Vieux campus of the Polytech Savoie University.

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NPAR Keynote: Art, Computing, and Perception: exploring creative processes.
Prof. Frederic Fol Leymarie
Goldsmiths, University of London, Computing Dept.

I will report on a few projects where we mix art and perception by building computational models of creative processes.

Studying how an artist conceives of a representation of a face, of a body, and maps it to a sketch, a caricature, a drawing, provides useful cues into our capacity to map reality into recognisable representations.

This capacity to abstract reality into alternative representations is also at play when the artist seeks to create novelty, by exploring various processes to manipulate forms, designs, animations.

Modeling such processes can be informed by our knowledge of human perception. Building, using, modifying computational models of creativity in turn can help us progress our understanding of the human mind.

SBIM Keynote: What Sketching Says About Thinking
Prof. Barbara Tversky
Stanford and Columbia Teacher's College

People often sketch in order to think and in order to communicate. Sketches can expand, reflect, and affect the mind. Illustrations will come from a series of studies on sketch production and interpretation in a range of domains.

Barbara Tversky is Professor Emerita of Psychology at Stanford University and Professor of Psychology at Columbia Teachers College. Her research in cognition includes spatial thinking and communication, distortions in spatial memory, spatial language, space of and around the body, metaphoric spaces, eyewitness testimony, design, diagrammatic thinking, comics, gesture, event perception and cognition, and more. She has enjoyed interdisciplinary collaborations with linguists, computer scientists, philosophers, architects, designers, chemists, geographers, biologists, engineers, and poets.