SIGGRAPH 2017 Honors Emerging Technology and Innovation

Photo courtesy John Fujii for SIGGRAPH 2017 SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has concluded in Los Angeles with over 16,500 attendees from around the world. SIGGRAPH 2017 … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 4 – VR Village ‘HOLO-DOODLE’

In this bonus on-site episode of the SIGGRAPH Spotlight podcast, SIGGRAPH 2017 VR Village Chair Denise Quesnel is joined by the industry-leading creators of the debut “HOLO-DOODLE” VR experience that kicks off today at 1:30 pm PST in the VR Village. Voices … Continued

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

Regional Snapshot: Computer Graphics in South America

Image of Bear Story: courtesy of PunkRobot Animation Studio. By Jessica Sommerville In this fourth installment of our series of regional snapshots, we focus on the climate of the CG industry within South America. Cristián Freire, a Chilean independent animator and … Continued

See, Touch, Learn: Emerging Technologies at SIGGRAPH 2017

Image: Touch Hologram in Mid-Air, courtesy IMMERSION  The Emerging Technologies Program at SIGGRAPH 2017 lets you interact with surprising experiences that move beyond digital tradition, blur the boundaries between art and science, and transform social assumptions. See, learn, touch, and … 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

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

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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