Robert Hodgin

Robert is an artist/coder living in San Francisco. He co-founded The Barbarian Group in 2001. He is currently the creative director for Bloom Studio. His work ranges from simple 2D data visualizations to immersive 3D terrain simulations. His primary interests include theoretical physics, astronomy, particle engines, and audio visualizations. He works in Java, Processing, C++, Cinder, OpenGL, and GLSL. Recent work includes concert visuals for Peter Gabriel and Aphex Twin. He's also been experimenting and creating Kinect-based applications.

He has been a guest lecturer at NYU's ITP program, UCLAï's DMA program, and SCI-ARC and his work has been shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Wing Luke Asian Museum, McLeod Residence Gallery, Wired NextFest, San Francisco Exploratorium, and the San Francisco Independent Film Festival. He graduated in 1998 with a degree in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Session: Looking Forward to Infinity

"Why would anybody need more than 256 colors."  -- Robert Hodgin (age 16)

I am embarrassed that I used to be this short-sighted. I have since fully embraced my addiction to wanting more. I want more colors. I want more resolution. I want more frames per second. I crave bigger numbers. During my talk, I will explore the bigness of numbers and I will show how my work from the last decade is hopefully just practice for what the future of computation will bring us.

This talk takes place at The Varsity Theater. *Bring your Eyeo Festival badge to get in. Doors open at 7:00pm.

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