Founder & CEO
Building Conversation

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Terrence Masson

Terrence is Chair of the MFA Computer Arts department at SVA in NYC and former founder and CEO of Building Conversation, an augmented reality visualization company. As Executive Professor of Animation and Founding Director of Creative Industries at Northeastern University in Boston, Terrence led the vision and creation of all undergraduate Game Design and Interactive Media curriculum in the College of Arts, Media and Design. Prior to academia his 30 years of eclectic production experience as a technical director and creative producer includes broadcast, video games, special venue, feature animation and live action visual effects. He came up through the ranks on more then 20 films including Hook, True Lies, Interview with a Vampire and three Star Wars movies; along with numerous interactive projects such as SimCity 4, Bruce Lee, Batman Dark Tomorrow and Alter Echo. He single-handedly developed the original CG animation for SouthPark in 1996 and his short film Bunkie & Booboo won first place in the World Animation Celebration in 1998. An ACM Distinguished Lecturer and active participant with SIGGRAPH since 1988, Terrence served as 2006 Computer Animation Festival Chair, SIGGRAPH 2010 Conference Chair and ACM SIGGRAPH Outstanding Service Awards Chair. Terrence is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Visual Effects Society and author of the industry standard text CG101: A Computer Graphics Industry Reference (NewRiders/Pearson).