Bill Thibault is a computer scientist and artist born in New Orleans and now living in the East Bay. His interactive software produces unique visuals with procedural geometry and captured 3D point clouds. He has presented his technical work at conferences such as SIGGRAPH and ICAD, taught Computer Science at Cal State East Bay, and performed at numerous local venues. He is currently a member of Gray Area's Cultural Incubator program.
Computers can extend and transform our perception of the world to create novel experiences.
The truest expressions of computation are perhaps best made by writing programs, not using tools written by others.
Musical instruments are the best way we know to control technology in realtime.
The boundary between "real" and "virtual" is spanned by perception, which is not an exclusively human characteristic.
"Live Graphics Nightly" by Fred Lakin
describes "a funky little graphics bar underneath the freeway in West Oakland," where "visual artists have come to make magic on the big screen with a beam of light."
The improvised live graphics performances in Lakin's novel come close to capturing the spirit of Thibault's work.
Special thanks to
The University of Florida Matrix Archive,