Celebrate International Coffee Day With Sugar and SIGGRAPH

by | 30 September 2022 | Conferences

In honor of 1 October being International Coffee Day, we’re sharing our full SIGGRAPH Over Coffee lineup to get you into the holiday spirit! Even though our monthly Instagram Live series and the in-person component of the SIGGRAPH 2022 conference in Vancouver have concluded, you can still reflect on the exciting and inspiring conversations that took place at coffee hour this year. Located on the ACM SIGGRAPH Instagram channel, these sessions took place “over coffee” and provided expertise around stimulating topics that were spotlighted at SIGGRAPH 2022. Whether you want to re-watch or missed one live, build your excitement by reading about our 10 episodes, brew your own batch of coffee, and watch the recordings today.

Episode 1: Munkhtsetseg Nandigjav and Elizabeth Baron

In October 2021, SIGGRAPH 2022 Conference Chair Munkhtsetseg Nandigjav kicked things off with ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee Chair Elizabeth Baron. Dive into the art of the impossible and learn how Elizabeth started her career in computer graphics and SIGGRAPH. Click here to watch.

Episode 2: Niloy J. Mitra and Ken Perlin

The November 2021 got technical when NYU Future Reality Lab Director Ken Perlin joined SIGGRAPH 2022 Technical Papers Chair Niloy J. Mitra. Dive into Ken’s career and how he came to be with SIGGRAPH, plus learn about the Conference Papers track that took place at SIGGRAPH 2022. Click here to watch.

Episode 3: Jessica Glass and Matt Grant

In December 2021, Jessica Glass led a discussion with Unity’s Matt Grant. Learn all about Matt’s professional background, including his involvement in SIGGRAPH and how he first found the conference. Click here to watch.

Episode 4: Elizabeth Baumel and Abner Coimbre

Catch this eye-opening discussion from January, featuring SIGGRAPH 2022 Games Focus Area Chair Elizabeth Baumel and Abner Coimbre. Hear their thoughts about game devs and the specialty as a whole during the first SIGGRAPH Over Coffee of the new year. Click here to watch.

Episode 5: Darin Grant and Dani Bowman

In February 2022, inspiration was in the air! SIGGRAPH 2022 Electronic Theater Director Darin Grant caught up with Dani Bowman, founder of Danimation Entertainment. If you are interested in learning more about their careers, the power of storytelling, and, of course, the Electronic Theater, then this is the one to watch. Click here to watch.

Episode 6: Derek Ham and Gabo Arora

In March 2022, SIGGRAPH 2022 Immersive Pavilion Chair Derek Ham took the plunge into the metaverse with Gabo Arora, immersive artist, professor, and creative technologist. In this chat, they discussed what’s new at the Immersive Pavilion, career triumphs, and “Demystifying the Metaverse.”

Episode 7: Kristy Pron and Rae Jillian Rivera

In April 2022, SIGGRAPH 2022 Labs Chair Kristy Pron and Rae Jillian Rivera, software developer at Walt Disney Imagineering, grabbed their coffee cups for their live chat. During this discussion, they talked about how they first got started in the field and previewed the hands-on, in-person experience that the SIGGRAPH 2022 Labs would bring participants.

Episode 8: Daria Tsoupikova and Refik Anadol

See how AI has merged its way into the art world in May 2022’s episode, when SIGGRAPH 2022 Art Gallery Chair Daria Tsoupikova chatted with Refik Anadol, media artist and director at RAS. Make sure you pay attention, Refik showcases his work during this session, and it’s something you won’t want to miss. Click here to watch.

Episode 9: Chris Redmann and Callie Holderman

In June 2022, SIGGRAPH 2022 General Submissions Chair Chris Redmann met up with Callie Holderman, SIGGRAPH 2021 Immersive Pavilion Chair and Snap Inc. sr. manager AR developer experience, to learn all about the presentations and sessions planned for the SIGGRAPH 2022 live conference in Vancouver. Click here to watch.

Episode 10: Courtney Starrett, Dawn Yamazi, and Deb Stone

In July 2022, we wrapped up our final SIGGRAPH Over Coffee with SIGGRAPH 2022 Community Engagement Chair Courtney Starrett, plus her guests Dawn Yamazi, SVP WW Talent, and Deb Stone, director, Talent Recruitment. Explore how they got involved in SIGGRAPH and hear all about their latest project: Art of Change in Support of Black Lives. Click here to watch.

Want more SIGGRAPH 2022? Hours of on-demand content located in the virtual conference platform is still available until 31 October. Register and explore today!

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