ICYMI: Major Moments From SIGGRAPH 2018

Photo of Stefen Fangmeier (left) and Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams (right) introducing “Jurassic Park” by Jim Hagarty © 2018 ACM SIGGRAPH As we get ready for SIGGRAPH 2019, it’s hard not to think back on what made last summer so special. … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 21 – CG in Latin America

Welcome back to SIGGRAPH Spotlight! In this episode, ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee member Santiago Echeverry (professor, University of Tampa) sits down with Hernando Bahamon (animation director, Globizco Inc.; and, director, Bogota ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter) and Cristián Freire (academic coordinator … Continued

Computer Graphics in Japan: An Interview With Yoichi Ochiai

SIGGRAPH Asia Tokyo is fast approaching, Bektur Ryskeldiev from the SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee interviewed Yoichi Ochiai who provides a great insight into the culture behind computer graphics in Japan. Yoichi, who has a background in computer science, is part … Continued

Answer the Call: SIGGRAPH 2019 Submissions

As the SIGGRAPH 2019 Call for Submissions opens, there is palpable excitement to see the innovative, thoughtful, and groundbreaking ideas that our community will share. From new research to emerging technologies to innovative art, the content that is ultimately chosen … Continued

My Vision for SIGGRAPH 2019: A Letter from Conference Chair Mikki Rose

photo by John Fujii © 2018 ACM SIGGRAPH Hello there! My name is Mikki Rose, and I’m your SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair. I’m very pleased to share some of the exciting ideas we’re working on for the conference, but before … Continued

25 SIGGRAPH 2018 Stories You May Have Missed

photo by Jim Hagarty © 2018 ACM SIGGRAPH Our recent trip to Vancouver yielded a wealth of new ideas, new experiences, and new innovations. …And plenty of writers were there to capture it! We hope you enjoy this roundup of … Continued

VR @ 50: Ivan Sutherland’s 1968 Head-Mounted 3D Display System

photo by Jim Hagarty © 2018 ACM SIGGRAPH “I never thought much about the future. I couldn’t imagine what people would do with this thing. I just did it because it was interesting and seemed possible.” So thought Ivan Sutherland … Continued

What is the Academy Software Foundation?

Last Friday, ahead of SIGGRAPH 2018, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation announced the formation of the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF). ASWF provides a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion … Continued