Diversity in the Animation and VFX Community

Image: Panel discussion at SIGGRAPH 2017: The Academy’s Science and Technology Council Presents “Hidden Figures” in Collaboration with NASA. Photo by John Fujii by Jessica Sommerville The topic of diversity within the VFX and animation community is one that has gained … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 12 – Mark Billinghurst

This all-new episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight features Mark Billinghurst, professor of virtual and augmented reality at the University of South Australia and the University of Auckland. Mark sits down with Bektur Ryskeldiev (ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee member; and, Ph.D. … Continued

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in Europe (Part II)

By Jessica Sommerville In part one of our regional snapshot of CG in Europe, we discussed the current production and work climate of the industry in this region. Enjoy the second part of our take on CG in Europe, where … Continued

Female Force at SIGGRAPH Asia 2017

Top Row (left to right): Prashant Buyyala, Diana Arellano, Christine Berg, [volunteer] Bottom Row (left to right): Cyndi Ochs, Marisa Tontaveetong, Millie Young, Dallim Park, June Kim, Thita Dilokthanakul, Nhung-Walsh,  and Jinny HyeJin Choo The last day of SIGGRAPH Asia … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 9 – Mohammed Saeed Harib

Hot off the heels of SIGGRAPH Asia 2017, the ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee brings you another new episode of SIGGRAPH This time IRC member Anupama Hiregouda sits down with Mohammed Saeed Harib (animator), of the United Arab Emirates, to talk about … Continued

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in Europe (Part I)

Image courtesy Mackevision. © Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved.   By Jessica Sommerville In this regional snapshot, we explore the climate of the computer graphics (CG) industry within Europe. In part I of this exploration, we touch base … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 8 – SIGGRAPH Asia’s Pisut Wisessing and Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong

In this latest SIGGRAPH Spotlight installment, ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee (IRC) member Bektur Ryskeldiev (Ph.D. candidate, University of Aizu) sits down with SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Student Volunteer Chair Pisut Wisessing (Ph.D. candidate, Trinity College Dublin/ADAPT Centre) and Computer Animation … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 5 – Animation in Asia with Juck Somsaman

Image credit: © All rights reserved bkmagazine.com In the latest edition of the SIGGRAPH Spotlight podcast, ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee member Rebecca Ko (co-founder, Rooftop Animation) sits down with SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Computer Animation Festival Chair Juck Somsaman (founder, … Continued

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in Africa

Image, “Khumba” courtesy of Triggerfish By Jessica Sommerville In this fifth installment of our series of regional snapshots, we focus on the climate of the CG industry within Africa. For this edition we have three industry spokesmen to shed some light … Continued

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