VR @ 50: Celebrating 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

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 19 – Gaming in the Middle East

In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee member Afsaneh Rafighi (computer scientist, Simba Technologies) is joined by Hasan Karimi (president, Iran Computer and Video Games Foundation). The two discuss the international games community, SIGGRAPH’s role in worldwide, … Continued

Epic Games and ILMxLAB on ‘Reflections’

“Reflections” © 2018 Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved. Real-Time Live! is the highly anticipated showcase of real-time graphics — live and on stage at SIGGRAPH 2018! One of the projects that will be presented and deconstructed by its creators in … Continued

5 Questions with Baobab Studios on ‘Crow: The Legend’

As contributors to both the SIGGRAPH 2018 Production Sessions and Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality programs, Baobab Studios’ creative visionaries behind “Crow: The Legend” know a bit about storytelling. Larry Cutler (co-founder and CTO), Eric Darnell (co-founder and Chief Creative Officer), … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 18 – Augmented Reality with Niantic, Inc.

In this week’s episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2018 Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality Chair Pol Jeremias-Vila (Pixar Animation Studios) sits down with Niantic, Inc.’s Diana Hu (lead, augmented reality engineering) and Niniane Wang (senior director, engineering) to discuss their Immersive … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 17 – Independent Storytelling & Innovation

In an all-new episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2018 Production Sessions Chair Emily Hsu (associate producer, Blizzard Entertainment) sits down with a panel of independent creators in production and animation to chat about what led them to go “independent.” The … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 16 – CG’s Next Generation with Canada’s Natalia Freitas (Part 2)

In part two of the ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee‘s (IRC) “next generation” series, Rebecca Ko (founder, Rooftop Animation) sits down with 3D artist and Brazil native Natalia Freitas (independent animator based in Vancouver) to discuss Freitas’s experience with renowned studios, … 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

Behind the Mask: Exploring the Origins of the Transformation Mask

The SIGGRAPH 2018 Art Gallery will fuse technology and art to bridge the gap between the past and the future. The theme for this year’s gallery is “Origins,” which aims to articulate myth and technology, science and art, the deep past, … Continued

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