‘Jurassic Park’ Made a Dinosaur-sized Leap Forward in Computer-generated Animation on Screen, 25 Years Ago

Computer-generated dinosaurs walk the Earth. Source: Universal Pictures Studios Written by Adam Bargteil, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Republished with permission of The Conversation With 25 years of hindsight, “Jurassic Park” marks a pivotal point in the history of visual effects … Continued

Rob Bredow: ‘Everything we do is creative.’

SIGGRAPH 2018 Keynote Rob Bredow (SVP, Executive Creative Director, and Head of Industry Light & Magic (ILM) is a long-standing industry visionary who will take the stage in August to share how media and technological innovation come together to form both … Continued

Sneak Peek: SIGGRAPH 2018 VR Theater

“The Legend of Hanuman” © 2017 Graphic India With just one year under its belt, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival’s VR Theater is still in its infancy. And yet, lucky attendees who experienced L.A.’s iteration, and who will have the chance … Continued

MetaLimbs 2.0: Exploring Telepresence

Image credit: Fusion: Full Body Surrogacy for Collaborative Communication © 2018 Keio University Graduate School of Design, The University of Tokyo The Emerging Technologies displayed at SIGGRAPH 2018 will push the boundaries of human experience, the sense of self, and the … Continued

Change Agent: Daniel Szecket and SIGGRAPH Next

Fractal image: Benoit Mandelbrot, 14 satellite julia island SIGGRAPH has long been a pioneer in computer graphics research and emerging technologies. New this year, the SIGGRAPH Next program continues the pioneering tradition by offering a series of plenary speakers on topics … Continued

Highlights from the SIGGRAPH 2018 Technical Papers Program

Image: DeepMimic: Example-Guided Deep Reinforcement Learning of Physics-Based Character Skills. Courtesy of the authors: Xue Bin Peng, Pieter Abbeel,Sergey Levine,Michiel van de Panne   The SIGGRAPH 2018 Technical Papers program is the premier international forum for disseminating and discussing new … Continued

Behind the Mask: Exploring the Origins of the Transformation Mask

The SIGGRAPH 2018 Art Gallery will fuse technology and art to bridge the gap between the past and the future. The theme for this year’s gallery is “Origins,” which aims to articulate myth and technology, science and art, the deep past, … Continued

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