News Highlights: Free online program ‘Technology and the Family ‘offered Thursday for parents

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The Digital World Balancing Act: Technology and the Family ”will be presented Thursday, January 28 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm by Early Childhood Connections and the Center for Life Experiences at USD 489.

This presentation will help parents evaluate the use of media and digital technology in their home, the pros and cons of technology, and what to control in ourselves and our children to achieve the most balanced life and development in a digital world.

The program is hosted by Holly Creamer, MS, BCBA, LBA, from Early Childhood Connections.

The presentation can be viewed live via the
Early childhood connections Facebook page or the Connections website at:

The program is open to the community and is suitable for any parent with young children.

For more information, contact Early Childhood

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Pixar technical artist Dylan Sisson will discuss the studio’s RenderMan technology and the art of movie magic during the VIEW Conference’s latest free PreVIEW event Friday, July 24, beginning at 2:30 p.m. PT.

Sisson will talk about the ever-evolving RenderMan software, created by Pixar and used by visual effects and animations studios worldwide. The surfaces of every character and object in Pixar’s films from Woody’s jeans in the “Toy Story” movies to the pink unicorn in “Onward” have been created using the technology. In conversation with Ian Failes, Sisson will discuss RenderMan’s latest advances as well as other non-photorealistic rendering tools currently in development at Pixar that will stretch RenderMan’s abilities, allowing it to turn into a tool that can be used for nearly any type of look from photorealism to painterly.

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