Experiential Wonderlands: The Experience Hall and Immersive Pavilion at SIGGRAPH 2018

Image: AutoFocals: Gaze-Contingent Eyeglasses for Presbyopes, courtesy Nitish Padmanaban, Robert Konrad, and Gordon Wetzstein, Stanford University   An exciting change to SIGGRAPH 2018 is reflective of a larger shift taking place in the industry: the rapid development of virtual and augmented … Continued

Appy Hour: 4 Creations You Don’t Want to Miss

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Image: “MaseSTrO: Mobile-Style Transfer Orchestration Using Adaptive Neural Networks” © 2018 Hasso Plattner Institue for Digital Engineering gGmbH, Digital Masterpieces GmbH   The SIGGRAPH 2018 Appy Hour line-up is one that you shouldn’t pass up. Appy Hour Co-Chairs Jesse Barker and … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2018 Research Highlight: New Tool for Sketching Faces

Photo credit: Tiziano Protenier Across popular social media platforms, users are posting countless images every day. On Instagram alone, there are more than 40 billion uploaded photos – a figure that’s skyrocketing by 95 million daily. This presents a clear need … Continued

Improving the VR Experience with a Blink of an Eye

In the burgeoning world of virtual reality (VR) technology, it remains a challenge to provide users with a realistic perception of infinite space and natural walking capabilities in the virtual environment. At SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver this summer, a team of … Continued

Rob Bredow: ‘Everything we do is creative.’

SIGGRAPH 2018 Keynote Rob Bredow (SVP, Executive Creative Director, and Head of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a long-standing industry visionary who will take the stage in August to share how media and technological innovation come together to form both … Continued

Sneak Peek: SIGGRAPH 2018 VR Theater

“The Legend of Hanuman” © 2017 Graphic India With just one year under its belt, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival’s VR Theater is still in its infancy. And yet, lucky attendees who experienced L.A.’s iteration, and who will have the chance … Continued

MetaLimbs 2.0: Exploring Telepresence

Image credit: Fusion: Full Body Surrogacy for Collaborative Communication © 2018 Keio University Graduate School of Design, The University of Tokyo The Emerging Technologies displayed at SIGGRAPH 2018 will push the boundaries of human experience, the sense of self, and the … Continued

Change Agent: Daniel Szecket and SIGGRAPH Next

Fractal image: Benoit Mandelbrot, 14 satellite julia island SIGGRAPH has long been a pioneer in computer graphics research and emerging technologies. New this year, the SIGGRAPH Next program continues the pioneering tradition by offering a series of plenary speakers on topics … Continued

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