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

In the Foreground: SIGGRAPH 2017 Posters Graduate Winner

In partnership with Microsoft, the ACM Student Research Competition — presented annually at the North American SIGGRAPH conference — is a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research before a panel of judges and attendees. … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2018 Research Highlight: New Tool for Sketching Faces

Photo credit: Tiziano Protenier Across popular social media platforms, users are posting countless images every day. On Instagram alone, there are more than 40 billion uploaded photos – a figure that’s skyrocketing by 95 million daily. This presents a clear need … Continued

Improving the VR Experience with a Blink of an Eye

In the burgeoning world of virtual reality (VR) technology, it remains a challenge to provide users with a realistic perception of infinite space and natural walking capabilities in the virtual environment. At SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver this summer, a team of … Continued

MetaLimbs 2.0: Exploring Telepresence

Image credit: Fusion: Full Body Surrogacy for Collaborative Communication © 2018 Keio University Graduate School of Design, The University of Tokyo The Emerging Technologies displayed at SIGGRAPH 2018 will push the boundaries of human experience, the sense of self, and the … Continued

Change Agent: Daniel Szecket and SIGGRAPH Next

Fractal image: Benoit Mandelbrot, 14 satellite julia island SIGGRAPH has long been a pioneer in computer graphics research and emerging technologies. New this year, the SIGGRAPH Next program continues the pioneering tradition by offering a series of plenary speakers on topics … Continued

Highlights from the SIGGRAPH 2018 Technical Papers Program

Image: DeepMimic: Example-Guided Deep Reinforcement Learning of Physics-Based Character Skills. Courtesy of the authors: Xue Bin Peng, Pieter Abbeel,Sergey Levine,Michiel van de Panne   The SIGGRAPH 2018 Technical Papers program is the premier international forum for disseminating and discussing new … Continued

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