Malcolm Allan Kesson

  • Teachers Certificate in Education, University of London, 1970
  • Advanced Academic Diploma in Education, University of London, 1973
  • M.A., education, University of London, 1975
  • M.A., computing in design, Middlesex University, 1989

"To show students that Hokusai's wish [below] can become reality through computer programming."

Malcolm Allan Kesson | Visual effects professor


Association for Computing Machinery

Previous Positions

Freelance computer graphics designer and programmer in New Zealand; head of computer graphics at the School of Design, Wellington Polytechnic, New Zealand; program leader with M.A. Image Synthesis and Computer Animation Centre for Advanced Studies in Computer Aided Art and Design at Middlesex University; computer graphics lecturer

Publications and presentations

  • "Virtual Schools of Art and Design - challenges from a new model of education," published by PRODESIGN, Auckland, November 1995
  • "Virtual Reality - Beyond the Hype," conference, London University, 1992
  • "CG International 89," Seventh International Conference of the Computer Graphics Society, University of Leeds, 1989
  • "Introduction to RenderMan," SIGGRAPH Asia - Korea, December 2010
  • "Introduction to RenderMan," SIGGRAPH Asia - Japan, December 2009
  • "Pixar's RenderMan," SIGGRAPH Asia - Singapore, December 2008
  • "Pixar's RenderMan," ACM Graphite - Perth, Australia, December 2007
  • "RenderMan for Visual Effects," Nanyang Polytechnic - Singapore, December 2006
  • "Pixar RenderMan Training," Whistling Woods - Mumbai, India, December 2006
  • "RenderMan for Artist and Designers," ACM Graphite - Kaula Lumpur, December 2006
  • "RenderMan for Artist and Designers," ACM Graphite - Dunedin, New Zealand, December 2005