The Man Behind ‘I Am A Man,’ a VR Experience That Chronicles the Fight for Civil Rights

Image credit: “I Am A Man” VR Experience, created and directed by Derek Ham in partnership with Oculus At SIGGRAPH 2018, Derek Ham shared his VR project “I Am A Man” in the Immersive Pavilion’s Vrcade. This captivating experience immerses users in the middle … Continued

5 Questions with Amazon Engineer Leo Chan

Image credit: Amazon Sumerian hosts © 2019 Amazon Web Services At SIGGRAPH 2018, Leo Chan taught two, hands-on workshops in the Studio that walked developers through how to create a virtual host and immersive scene, respectively, with Amazon Sumerian. We sat … Continued

Leading the Way: Celebrating 3 Memorable SIGGRAPH Leaders

Image credit: pixabay.com In December, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its annual Scientific and Technical Awards recipients. Among the list of honorees are longtime SIGGRAPH all-stars Ed Catmull (co-founder, Pixar Animation Studios), Paul Debevec (senior staff … 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

Holiday Gift Guide: Kid Friendly Ideas for STEM/STEAM Students

photo by Andreas Psaltis © 2018 ACM SIGGRAPH Happy holidays! Each season, we give gifts for a variety of reasons, but beneath those lies a common thread: We care for the recipient and want them to enjoy the gift in their … Continued

Creating Real-world Experiences with Magic Leap

Image credit: MagicLeap.com At SIGGRAPH 2018, we connected with Blake Taylor, head of graphics at Magic Leap, and Aleissia Laidacker, interaction director at Magic Leap to learn more about their careers, SIGGRAPH history, and Magic Leap One. Taylor, who was … Continued

‘Best of’ Real-Time Winner on Using iPhone X to Produce Stunning Mocap

Image from “Bebylon Battle Royale” © 2018 Kite & Lightning In August, SIGGRAPH attendees were wowed by some of the industry’s greatest minds in real-time production during Real-Time Live! One project in particular stood out among the rest: “Democratising Mocap: Real-Time … 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