Ken Perlin to Give Mixed Reality Keynote at Develop: Brighton

Oscar winner and professor of computer science at the New York University, Ken Perlin will be delivering a keynote speech on mixed reality (MR) technologies at the Develop: Brighton conference.

Perlin’s talk is titled ‘A Visit to Future Reality’ and will explore how MR technologies will be used in the future to allow people to better communicate with one another. Perlin has previously expressed a belief that language will evolve to take account of the new technology. Perlin earned an Academy Award for Technical Achievement for his work in texturing techniques, which are still in use to this day.

“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!”

Develop: Brighton will take place on 11th – 13th July 2017 at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton. The event will be opened by Brenda and John Romero. Other sessions occurring during the event include a talk on how to promote a game with little budget, and a session on how to effectively engage with streamers and eSports players.

Other speakers at the event include writer Dan Abnett, Jeremie Voillot from BioWare, Molly Carrol of Chucklefish and Tim Wicksteed of Twice Circled.


Tickets range from £295 for a single day pass to £565 for the full three days with super early bird discounts. Further information and prices are available at the official Develop: Brighton website.

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