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

SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 – A Recap

SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 successfully concluded its ninth edition, which brought together some of the biggest names and organizations in the computer graphics and interactive techniques industry. Held from 5 to 8 December 2016 at The Venetian Macao, Asia’s premier graphics, … Continued

7 Last-minute VR Gifts for a Tech Enthusiast

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photo by John Fujii © 2016 ACM SIGGRAPH Still working on your holiday shopping list? If you’re a last-minute gifter, here are my top, virtual reality-themed picks for fellow tech enthusiasts: Give the gift of curiosity and nostalgia Google Earth VR … Continued

ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources in Macao

Photo: part of the IRC committee at the Pixar Party at SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim, CA by Diana Arellano (ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee Chair) In just a few days, the spectacular luxury hotel and casino resort Venetian Macao will … Continued

Google and Facebook at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016

Photos: Brian Cabral, Director of Engineering at Facebook (l); Paul Debevec, Senior Staff Engineer at Google VR (r) SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 promises to be a thrilling experience for attendees, who will witness the latest advancements in hardware, software and services … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2016: A Recap

photo credit: Jim Hagarty Photography SIGGRAPH 2016 has concluded its 43rd annual event with strong attendance from around the world. With the tagline “Render the Possibilities,” SIGGRAPH 2016 was held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24 – 28 July 2016. … Continued

Real-Time Wow

“Anything can happen … and it probably will,” opened SIGGRAPH 2016’s Real-Time Live! Chair, Pol Jeremias of Pixar Animation Studios, preparing the audience for a program anticipated to go above and beyond expectations. Jeremias welcomed attendees after the first performance … Continued

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