Rick Thomas
Presenter: using motion capture technology for actor composition  
Rick is a sound designer, professor of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Head of Design and Technology program at Purdue University. His recent productions include the world premiere of Ross Maxwell’s His Occupation at Purdue University in April and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Roosevelt University in the fall of 2004. Rick recently designed and curated the sound for the inaugural World Stage Design exhibition in Toronto in March, and the First International Exhibition of Theatre Sound Design and Music Composition at the 2003 Prague Quadrennial. He won the USITT Herbert D. Greggs Award for outstanding journal article in 2002. He also composed music for the Indianapolis 500 mile race for ESPN and international syndication. Rick is a certified sound designer in IATSE Local 1, (New York, NY), chair of the OISTAT Sound Working Group, and a former member of the Board of Directors of USITT.