Virtual Reality: All Grown Up and Part of Real-Time Live!

Image credit: “A Boy and His Kite” courtesy of Epic Games After years of predictions that Virtual Reality (VR) was not commercially viable, the technology has made a surging comeback and is the darling of venture capitalists and experience-hungry consumers … Continued

Coming Soon to a Virtual Environment Near You

Image: Real Virtuality: Immersive Explorer. Courtesy of Sylvain Chagué, Fondation Artanim; Bart Kevelham, Fondation Artanim VR Village Chair Denise Quesnel shares her take of the evolution of virtual reality, from curiosity to commercial viability. The VR Village at SIGGRAPH 2016 … Continued

That’s a Wrap – Highlights from SIGGRAPH 2015

The collaboration between the graphics, art and technologies always brings out the new, the exciting and the inspired. At SIGGRAPH 2015, various disciplines and interests intersected at the “Xroads of Discovery.” Throughout the year, the conference and program chairs worked … Continued

Up Close with SIGGRAPH 2015 VR Village Contributors

image: Cardboard Car Crash, Vincent McCurley, National Film Board of Canada Vincent McCurley, National Film Board of Canada We had an opportunity to connect with these contributors to the new VR Village at SIGGRAPH 2015: Vincent McCurley, National Film Board of … Continued

The VR Village at SIGGRAPH 2015

Image credit: Earth Encounter – Brandon Laatsch,Stress Level Zero and Miles Perkins, Jaunt Inc. The VR Village is a new program being introduced at SIGGRAPH 2015, co-chaired by myself and Denise Quesnel from the Emily Carr University of Art + … Continued

Trailer Spotlight: Real-Time Live! and Studio

Image: “A Boy and His Kite” Gavin Moran and Nick Penwarden, Epic Games SIGGRAPH 2015 is just days away and we have two final trailers to share before the best and brightest in computer graphics and interactive techniques converge 9-13, … Continued

Explore SIGGRAPH 2015 with an Exhibits Plus Pass

Image credit: An Automultiscopic Projector Array for Interactive Digital Humans courtesy of Andrew Jones (University of Southern California) If you’re an industry professional who has never attended a SIGGRAPH conference or are just curious about the future of technology, the … Continued

Immerse Yourself in the VR Village

Debuting in 2015, The VR Village is a virtual screening room for cutting-edge Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and immersive media programming. Participants will experience content in a variety of ways, including stand-up/sit-down VR and tabletop AR, Nomadic VR … 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

SIGGRAPH 2014 Emerging Technologies Media Tour

SIGGRAPH 2014 Emerging Technologies Chair Thierry Frey (center in lavender shirt) takes you on a tour of this year’s advancements in several fields – from displays and virtual reality technology to haptics and robotics, as well as innovations that apply … Continued

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