Gregory P. Garvey

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Quinnipiac University, Visual and Performing Arts: Game Design & Development, Professor

Other Affiliation(s):

  • Concordia University
  • Yale University, Center for the Arts, Digital Media
  • The New England School of Art and Design


  • Hamden, Connecticut, United States of America



  • Professor Greg Garvey’s research interests have taken him to England, Wales, China, Australia, Russia, Austria, Nepal and elsewhere. As Chair of the Committee for Service and Service learning he fosters faculty and student engagement with local community partners and has participated in Alternative Spring Break Trips in Barbados and Nicaragua sponsored by the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University. He has contributed slide designs for productions of the Martha Graham Dance Company, the New York City Opera and the Opera Company of Boston. In collaborations he has created electronic music heard at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center and has performed original compositions for the piano at the Dag Hammarskjöld Auditiorium at the United Nations in New York. He has exhibited interactive digital art installations in the US, Canada and Europe. His work has been written about in publications as varied as Wired Magazine and the National Geographic Magazine. His academic responsibilities are diverse as his research, teaching courses in introductory digital design, sound design, ActionScript programming, 3D computer animation and he supervises independent studies using the university’s unique Motion Analysis Motion Capture lab for computer animation.

    Previously at Quinnipiac University he was the Visiting Fellow in the Arts and also was an Associate Artist of the Digital Media Center for the Arts at Yale University. Prior to joining Quinnipiac University he was Chair of the Department of Design Art at Concordia University in Montreal and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Design Institute. He received a Masters of Science in Visual Studies degree from MIT and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT from 1983-85. He also has a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He was born in Appleton, Wisconsin.

    SIGGRAPH 2005

    Greg Garvey is full Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Interactive Digital Design at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. He teaches programming with ActionScript, 3D computer graphics, animation and motion capture using MAYA, Motion Analysis EvaRT and MotionBuilder. At the Digital Media Center for the Arts at Yale University he created the VELVIS project, making a virtual Elvis using face2face motion capture software. He has contributed frequently to SIGGRAPH since 1990. His work “Decline and Fall” was shown in the Art Gallery in 2004. In 1995 in organized the panel “Grids, Guys and Gals: Are You Oppressed by the Cartesian Coordinate System?” For SIGGRAPH 93 he exhibited “The Automatic Confession Machine: A Catholic Turing Test” as part of “Machine Culture”. He frequently writes and lectures about virtual beings and their potential shortcomings. 

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