Revisit SIGGRAPH 2022 With the Roving Reporter Highlights

by | 15 September 2022 | Conferences, Interactive Techniques

From left to right: Rebecca Strzelec and Alex Bryant © SIGGRAPH 2022

Lights, camera, action! Go behind the scenes of SIGGRAPH 2022 by catching up with Roving Reporter, the exclusive interview series presented by two familiar SIGGRAPH faces all through the live conference week in Vancouver. Our reporters, Alex Bryant and Rebecca Strzelec, traveled from program to program and all across the conference to share exclusive features with the industry’s top leaders, interviews with our fabulous contributors, and much more. Plus, there may have even been a few surprise guests who stopped by … tell us if you spot Pixel on the livestream!

If you missed out on a Roving Reporter segment or haven’t yet explored the virtual component of SIGGRAPH 2022, recordings of our interviews and tours are available in the virtual conference platform until 31 October. Take a look at some of our highlights to add to your watch list. We even identified the time stamps for each day so you don’t miss a moment of this exclusive content.

Monday, 8 August

00:44:50: Rebecca Strzelec kicks off the conference with the first of four morning previews, featuring what’s to come for the first day of SIGGRAPH 2022. If you are looking for the best sessions to add to your virtual agenda, she has it all! Make sure to check out Rebecca’s daily, morning preview interviews across each day of the live conference week, where she interviewed program chairs to learn more about the outstanding content presented at SIGGRAPH 2022.

4:15:00: Anything can happen! Alex Bryant stops attendees on “street,” or in the Vancouver Convention Centre, for the “SIGGRAPH Says” segment, where they shared key highlights from their SIGGRAPH 2022 experience. Watch and see what lucky participants were in the spotlight on the first day of the conference.

Tuesday, 9 August

4:30:00: Want to learn more about where “emerging” comes from in “Emerging Technologies?” Rebecca heads to the Experience Hall to interact with Emerging Technologies contributors, including an exclusive interview with Emerging Technologies Chair Mk Haley. Learn about the background of the program, key projects featured, and the contributors who make it special and move the industry forward.

8:00:00: “SIGGRAPH Says” strikes again! Alex chats with a “SIGGRAPH newbie” about his first-ever conference experience, where he dives into what he was most excited to see and his favorite session thus far.

Don’t miss Pixel and Alex on Roving Reporter!

Wednesday, 10 August

3:15:00: We’re calling on all of our art enthusiasts for our final tour of the Experience Hall! SIGGRAPH 2022 Art Gallery Chair Daria Tsoupikova joins Rebecca to chat about the goals and themes that resonated with her when curating this year’s installations.

5:00:00 You won’t want to miss Rebecca’s exclusive sit-down interview with SIGGRAPH 2022 Conference Chair Munkhtsetseg Nandigjav. Here, Muunuu reflects on her experience planning this hybrid conference and shares her pride and appreciation for the conference committee. Take a look into Muunuu’s SIGGRAPH journey and what the conference means to her.

7:15:00: The spotlight is on the exhibitors! For the first time since 2019, the Exhibition took place in person, and it was an exciting venue across the lower level in the Vancouver Convention Centre. Alex headed down to learn all about the innovation and demos that took place during the live conference week through exclusive interviews with SIGGRAPH’s valued exhibitors.

Thursday, 11 August

2:00:00: Are you ready for our final deep-dive Interview of the conference? Rebecca sits down for a moving discussion with longtime SIGGRAPH contributor Aaron Hertzmann to hear all about his life, career, and Frontiers Talk: “Art in the Age of AI: Can Computers Create Art?”

4:00:00: We aren’t ready for it to end! “SIGGRAPH Says” gets real with Real-Time Live! Alex stopped participants as they exited the very energetic, and punny, real-time experience, and they reflected on their favorite demos and the energizing experience of gathering for Real-Time Live! in person for the first time since 2019.

There’s more where that came from! Relive your conference experience when you access hours of exclusive content deep dives with contributors, tours of the live conference experience, and conversations with SIGGRAPH participants. As our Roving Reporters said at the close of each segment, “We’ll see you on the livestream!”

Don’t have access to the virtual conference platform? There’s still time to register to unlock SIGGRAPH on-demand content before 31 October.

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