Jeremy Kenisky is the Emerging Technologies Chair for SIGGRAPH 2017. We recently sat down with him to discuss his vision for the upcoming experience as well as the type of projects he hopes will be shared during the call for submissions. The deadline to submit content to Emerging Technologies is 14 February 2017.
SIGGRAPH: Tell us a little about your career. How did you come to be involved with the SIGGRAPH conference (and, specifically, the Emerging Technologies program)?
Jeremy Kenisky (JK): I was a Student Volunteer in Emerging Technologies at my first SIGGRAPH. During that time, I was able to work alongside Thomas Zimmerman, one of the original inventors of the Power Glove on a 3D stereoscopic microscope. As an 18-year-old, it was an amazing experience to meet someone who had paved the way in the field.
SIGGRAPH: What does Emerging Technologies mean to you?
JK: Emerging Technologies is the place [at SIGGRAPH] where all of the technologies that will be part of our everyday lives in 3, 5, or 10 years begins. Much of what you see as part of the Emerging Technologies experience eventually finds some sort of commercialization, and I’ve built a part of my career taking inspiration and methodologies from some of the research presented at the conference. I believe Emerging Technologies is one of the most exciting parts of SIGGRAPH and is definitely something I look forward to year-over-year.
Meet Jeremy Kenisky, 2017 Emerging Technologies Chair
SIGGRAPH: Describe your vision for the upcoming Emerging Technologies program.
JK: Emerging Technologies is the place for you to show the new and exciting technology you’re researching or working on. It’s frustrating to build great new technology that nobody can access. Emerging Technologies provides a venue for exposure, feedback, and conversation. This year’s Emerging Technologies exhibit will continue the tradition of cutting-edge research, high-tech experiences, and the conversations surrounding all of it.
SIGGRAPH: Why should someone submit a proposal for Experience Presentations within Emerging Technologies?
JK: If you’re working on any kind of new technology that shows and demonstrates well, the Experience Presentations in Emerging Technologies is the place to submit and show it. These 10- to 15-minute presentations will look at new ideas that are applicable to techniques, concepts, and strategies related to the Experience Hall programs: Art Gallery, Emerging Technologies, Studio, and VR Village.
Emerging Technologies touches a variety of disciplines and any interesting technology will be considered.
SIGGRAPH: Describe why someone should submit in 140 characters or less.
JK: If you’re working on exciting new technology and you want people to experience it, SIGGRAPH’s Emerging Technologies is the place to show it! [Tweet This]
Be a part of Emerging Technologies at SIGGRAPH 2017. Submit your content today!