Are Computer Graphics Always the Answer?

Photo credit: Industrial Light & Magic workers stage the Battle of Hoth for “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.” Courtesy of ILM This post was originally published on the ACM SIGGRAPH News blog in January 2015. With the … Continued

Behind-the-Scenes: SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Computer Animation Festival

Image credit: © Digic Pictures, CD PROJECKTS. A. SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Computer Animation Festival (CAF) Director Jinny H.J. Choo shares her thoughts on the future of the industry and what you can expect at the SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 CAF. SIGGRAPH … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2014 Highlights from Vancouver

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – SIGGRAPH 2014 returned to Vancouver, Canada, for its 41st conference and exhibition. From 10-14 August, 14,045 artists, research scientists, gaming experts and developers, filmmakers, students, and academics from 50 U.S. states and 75 countries gathered to … Continued

Brazilian Paulo Henrique Machado Attends SIGGRAPH 2014 Via Telepresence

Paulo Henrique Machado has lived in a room at Clinicas hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil since he was an infant. As a baby, he suffered paralysis brought on by polio, and is confined to bed and hooked to an artificial … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2014 Chair Dave Shreiner’s CGW Interview!

Tell us about yourself on a personal level. I grew up in a technology-isolated backwater in central Pennsylvania, where computers weren’t particularly available.  I became interested in computer graphics as a wee lad when I encountered a 2D-vector motorcycle jumping … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2014 Prepares for World Record Attempt

At 8 pm Sunday, 10 August, hundreds of computer graphics aficiandos will gather in West Building, Ballroom C-D of the Vancouver Convention Centre, open a mobile web app created by Conference Chair Dave Shreiner, and contribute pixels to the biggest … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2014 Releases Mobile App Game (SMAG)

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Go big or go home! The SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game (SMAG)  is a mobile-enhanced persistent game that allows you to collect achievements throughout the SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference. Using your  iOS  or Android  mobile devices to scan QR markers using the … Continued

Learn Insider Secrets, Experiment with New Technologies in the SIGGRAPH 2014 Studio

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The SIGGRAPH 2014 Studio, 10-14 August at the Vancouver Convention Centre, presents an exciting array of Talks, Courses and Projects that demonstrate the latest advances in technology. The Studio offers a collaborative working environment where attendees can come together to … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2014 Welcome Letter from Premier of British Columbia

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SIGGRAPH 2014 received the following welcome letter from Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia. Dear SIGGRAPH Attendees: On behalf of the Province of British Columbia, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone attending the 2014 SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver. Our … Continued

First-Time Attendee Guide to SIGGRAPH 2014

We’ve all been there …. staring overwhelmed at all the great SIGGRAPH content and trying to figure out how in the world to tackle it all. In fact, the SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference Chair Dave Shreiner was once a first-time attendee … Continued

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