SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 1 – VR Village ‘Heroes’

Introducing the all-new SIGGRAPH Spotlight podcast! In our inaugural podcast episode, SIGGRAPH 2017 VR Village Chair Denise Quesnel sits down with “Heroes: The Making of an Interactive, Mixed-Reality Duet” creators Melissa Painter (MAP Design Lab) and Csilla Kozma (Nokia Technologies) as well as … Continued

Immerse Yourself: VR/AR at SIGGRAPH 2017

This year’s VR Village attendees (you!) will discover VR/AR content focused on diversity, including storylines featured within projects as well as the diversity of creators and producers who are presenting the content. Throughout the conference week, you can explore more … Continued

5 Things to Know About the 2017 Computer Animation Festival

Scrambled Ⓒ 2017 Polder Animation The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the leading annual festival for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. Here’s what’s new at the 44th annual festival. 1. 2017 Award Winning Selections Not … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2017 is for Artists and Thinkers

SIGGRAPH is one of the premier events that showcases the cutting-edge research and innovation driving computer graphics and interactive techniques. The Art Gallery and Art Papers programs immerse attendees into unforgettable experiences that defy creative boundaries and generate progressive discussion. … Continued

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in China

By Jessica Sommerville & Rick Xu For this Regional Snapshot post, we look into the trends and climate surrounding China’s computer graphics (CG) industry. We were fortunate to speak with a man known to many as “the father of the Chinese CG industry,” Raymond … Continued

Laval Virtual Winner ‘Real Baby’ to Showcase at SIGGRAPH 2017

At Laval Virtual‘s 19th Annual Conference, SIGGRAPH 2017 Emerging Technologies Chair Jeremy Kenisky presented a special prize to competition winner “Real Baby – Real Family.” The “Real Baby” project creates an age controllable VR avatar from 2D face images, and was … Continued

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in North America

photo courtesy Jessica Sommerville by Jessica Sommerville This is the second installment in the regional snapshot series. In the previous article we focused on the current state of the Computer Graphics Industry in Australasia.This article explores both current trends emerging within … Continued

My Take on the Future of VR

photo by John Fujii © 2015 ACM SIGGRAPH As I sat down to write this, I reflected on a story I wrote exactly one year ago for the ACM SIGGRAPH blog and how the state of virtual reality (VR) has evolved … Continued

Meet SIGGRAPH 2017 General Submissions Chair Mashhuda Glencross

Mashhuda Glencross is the General Submissions Chair for SIGGRAPH 2017. We recently sat down with her to discuss General Submissions — what they are and where they fit into overall programming at the annual SIGGRAPH conference. The General Submissions deadline for … Continued

How Google Made Its First VR Film, ‘Pearl’

SIGGRAPH 2016 may have come and gone, but as awards season continues, we cannot get enough of the details behind some of the most buzzed-about projects. Google’s “Pearl” from esteemed director Patrick Osbourne continues to make waves and it is … Continued

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