Art Institute Offers a Taste of GDC

The Art Institute of California’Los Angeles will devote its April 19 session of the Animation 21 Lecture Series to recapping the 2006 Game Developers Conference (GDC). ‘A Taste of GDC’ is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a monthly meeting of the IGDA LA Chapter, which will debate the future of the annual Game Developers Conference starting at 7:45 p.m.

The ‘Taste of GDC’ program kick off a presentation by game art & design academic chair Eric Elder, who will recount his GDC experience with a slide show and overview of new products demonstrated at the show. Then, IGDA member Jeff Lander will demonstrate and analyze Introversion’s Darwinia, winner of the $20,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize in the Independent Game Festival, which is held in conjunction with GDC. The program will conclude with 30-minute summary of GDC by a representative from Avid.

This edition of the Animation 21 Lecture Series will be held in the Big Room at The Art Institute of California’Los Angeles, located at 2900 31st Street in Santa Monica. Game Center partners supporting the event include Alias, AMD, Animation Magazine, Autodesk Inc., Softimage, F. Dice, International Game Developers Assn. (IGDA), Luminetik Animation Studios, Motion Analysis Corp., Nvidia Corp., PC Unlimited, Peachpit Press, Pioneer (USA), Seagate Technology, SilverStone, Tyan Computer Corp. and ViewSonic. For more information on this and other Game Center programs, contact Bijan Tehrani at (818) 613-4227 or btehrani@dljl.com.