Some of Sunday’s Must Attend Events

The Fast Forward is an energetic (and often humorous) preview of the year’s amazing Technical Papers content. Following below are just a few compelling sessions that help kick-off SIGGRAPH 2012.  Be sure to hit these and other sessions to get … Continued

Q&A with SIGGRAPH 2012 Mobile Chair Lars Erik Holmquist

The following is a brief conversation with Lars Erik Holmquist, SIGGRAPH Mobile Chair and Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Labs. Holmquist has led pioneering research efforts in mobile user interfaces, robotic toys, information displays, media sharing, location-based applications, and much … Continued

Real Steel’s Noisy Boy to Appear at SIGGRAPH 2012

Image credit: Copyright DreamWorks II Distribution Co,. LLC, All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Digital Domain If you ever wanted to have your picture taken with something ridiculously awesome (like a 7-ft tall robot), then mark your calendars for SIGGRAPH 2012 … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2012 Showcasing Advancements in Real-Time Graphics

SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! is the premiere showcase for the latest trends and techniques for pushing the boundaries of interactive visuals. A series of 10 international jury-selected submissions will be presented in a fast-paced, 90-minute show of cutting-edge, aesthetically stimulating real-time work … Continued

Q&A with SIGGRAPH 2012 Real-Time Live! Chair – Jason RM Smith

Jason RM Smith, SIGGRAPH RTL! Chair Following below is a brief conversation with Jason RM Smith, SIGGRAPH 2012  Real-Time Live! (RTL!) Chair and Digital Production Supervisor at LucasArts.  Real-Time Live! is the premiere showcase for the latest trends and techniques … Continued

ACM SIGGRAPH Announces 2012 Award Honorees

ACM SIGGRAPH is excited to announce its 2012 award recipients: Greg Turk, Computer Graphics Achievement Award; Karen Liu, Significant New Researcher; Jean-Pierre Hébert, Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art; and David Kasik, Outstanding Service Award. The awards will be presented during … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2012 Selects Jane McGonigal as Keynote Speaker

SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Jane McGonigal, director of game research and development at the Institute for the Future (IFTF), as keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2012, the 39th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 5-9 August … Continued

Hébert Wins SIGGRAPH Lifetime Achievement Award in Digital Art

The 2012 ACM SIGGRAPH Lifetime Achievement Award in Digital Art is awarded to Jean-Pierre Hébert for his pioneering achievements in creating art through computer programming. At the core of his work are algorithms that generate drawings on paper as well … Continued

Disney•Pixar Executive Jim Morris Chosen as a SIGGRAPH 2010 Keynote Speaker

(Chicago, IL) – ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Jim Morris, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Production at Pixar Animation Studios, to give one of the keynote presentations at SIGGRAPH 2010, the 37th International Conference and Exhibition on … Continued