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

Q&A: DreamWorks Animation Experts Talk ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

SIGGRAPH 2014 sat down after DreamWorks Animation Presents: The Growth of “How To Train Your Dragon 2” for a quick Q&A with panelists on their process. Q: Which part of the animation process on How To Train Your Dragon 2 … 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

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson Embraces SIGGRAPH

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Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson toboggan gonflable made an appearance at SIGGRAPH 2014 yesterday, addressing members of the press as well as visiting the Emerging Technologies. Mayor Robertson expressed his delight that emerging technologies and computer graphics have caused “an influx … Continued

Keynote Elliott Kotek Captivates SIGGRAPH 2014 Attendees

Elliott Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, gave an inflatable water slide outstanding keynote presentation yesterday at SIGGRAPH 2014. Sharing that volunteerism is near and dear to his heart, Kotek told the audience about 14-year-old Daniel, a refuge in war-torn … Continued

Brazilian Paulo Henrique Machado Attends SIGGRAPH 2014 Via Telepresence

Paulo Henrique Machado has lived in a room at Clinicas hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil since he was an infant. As a baby, he suffered paralysis brought on by polio, and is confined to bed and hooked to an artificial … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2014 Chair Dave Shreiner’s CGW Interview!

Tell us about yourself on a personal level. I grew up in a technology-isolated backwater in central Pennsylvania, where computers weren’t particularly available.  I became interested in computer graphics as a wee lad when I encountered a 2D-vector motorcycle jumping … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2014 Welcome Letter from Premier of British Columbia

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SIGGRAPH 2014 received the following welcome letter from Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia. Dear SIGGRAPH Attendees: On behalf of the Province of British Columbia, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone attending the 2014 SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver. Our … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2014 Releases Emerging Technologies Preview

SIGGRAPH 2014 has released its list of 2014 Emerging Technologies highlights to be featured at this year’s conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Out of almost 90 submissions to the program, 24 were accepted, with more than 20 pieces from … Continued