SIGGRAPH 2012 Selects Jane McGonigal as Keynote Speaker

SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Jane McGonigal, director of game research and development at the Institute for the Future (IFTF), as keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2012, the 39th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 5-9 August … Continued

Q&A with Ann McNamara, SIGGRAPH 2012 Courses Chair from Texas A&M University

Following below is a brief conversation with Ann McNamara, SIGGRAPH 2012 Courses Chair and assistant professor in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University. Her research is in computer graphics and she is currently particularly focused on the application … Continued

Q&A with the 2012 Technical Papers Chair Hanspeter Pfister from Harvard

Following is a brief conversation with Hanspeter Pfister, the SIGGRAPH 2012 Technical Papers Chair from Harvard University. Pfister is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His research lies at the intersection of visualization, … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2012 Technical Papers Preview

The SIGGRAPH 2012 Technical Papers program is the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques. The 39th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 5–9 August 2012 at the Los … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2012 Technical Papers Preview Video Unveiled

The SIGGRAPH Technical Papers program is the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques. SIGGRAPH 2012 brings together more than 20,000 professionals from five continents, 5-9 August 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA. … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2012 Emerging Technologies Preview

SIGGRAPH 2012 Emerging Technologies provides attendees an exclusive hands-on opportunity to interact with the newest developments in multiple fields including 3D displays, robotics, interactive input devices, and more. SIGGRAPH 2012, 5-9 August at the Los Angeles Convention Center, welcomes 26 … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2012 Courses Preview

Courses are short (1.5 hours) or half-day (3.25 hours) structured sessions that often include elements of interactive demonstration, performance, or other imaginative approaches to teaching. Attendees learn from leading experts in the field and gain inside knowledge that is critical … Continued

Hébert Wins SIGGRAPH Lifetime Achievement Award in Digital Art

The 2012 ACM SIGGRAPH Lifetime Achievement Award in Digital Art is awarded to Jean-Pierre Hébert for his pioneering achievements in creating art through computer programming. At the core of his work are algorithms that generate drawings on paper as well … Continued

Conference Chair Previews SIGGRAPH 2012

Following below is a brief conversation with Rebecca Strzelec, SIGGRAPH 2012 Conference Chair from Penn State Altoona, on her inspirations, background, and what to expect at SIGGRAPH this year. What made you agree to take on the volunteer position of … Continued

A Brief Conversation with Artist Meats Meier

Following below is a brief conversation with Meats Meier – the artist behind the Computer Animation Festival’s “Animation Mother” pictured below. Meier is currently a freelance illustrator and animator living in Los Angeles. He taught the first ever ZBrush course … Continued

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