Steve DiPaola - - - - - - - - - ARCHIVED SITE see for current info
Visiting Faculty

SUDAC (Stanford Univ. Digital Art Center)
Department of Art and Art History
Stanford University

           Cummings Building, Room 116
           Office Hrs - By appointment (650) 723-3756
           Cummings Building, Room 127
           Stanford, CA 94305-4070 (The best way to reach me)

My areas of interest includes interactive art expression systems, facial and character systems for animation and real-time interactivity, alternative user interfaces and 3D interactive narrative and collaboration systems. See my portfolio site for details as well as recent papers and lectures.

Stanford Sites:
      Facade: Stanford Facial Animation System (developed by my Facial Animation students)
      Alice: The "Chasing Alice" Virtual Performance Site (developed by my Interactive Narrative students)

Past Courses:
      Spring 01: Art 175 C Digital Narrative Production (co-taught with Greg Niemeyer)
      Winter 01: Art 173A   The Illusion of Life: Facial Animation
      Fall 00: Art 173   Interactive Digital Narrative

Portfolio Site:

Upcoming Lectures:

      April 17th, 4.15pm-6.15pm, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University
                     Lecture: Gesture and Narrative Creation in Avatar-Based 3D Virtual Communities

      August 14th, Siggraph 2001, Los Angeles
                     Panel: Designing Experience: Emerging Trends in Experience Based Environments.

Past Lectures:

      Feb 28th: UCLA Design | Media Arts , UCLA (streamed live at eda)
                     Lecture: Internet-based Interactive Character Design: From Agents to Avatars

      Feb 2nd: Seminar on People, Computers, and Design, Stanford Univ.
                     Lecture: Emerging Interactive Expression Systems: Blurring Author and Audience

      Jan 29-30th: Interactive Age Conference, Univ. Southern California
                     Panel: Self-Authorship: Role-Playing Games and Avatar-Based Worlds

      Jan 18th: Annenberg Center for Communication, Convergence-Divergence Speaker Series
                     Panel: The Audience Takes Over: Participant as Collaborator