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

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

Immersive Art Around the World

photo of the SIGGRAPH 2016 Art Gallery © ACM SIGGRAPH Traveling internationally over the holidays or in the new year? Don’t skip the art! In honor of the approaching SIGGRAPH 2019 Art Gallery submissions deadline (on 29 January 2019), we’ve … 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

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

VR Theater: Celebrating The Evolution of a New Medium

photo by Jim Hagarty In 2017, Pol Jeremias, the founder of SIGGRAPH’s VR Theater, had a bold vision. A new way to tell stories was emerging from small teams of pioneering visionaries, similar to what was happening in computer graphics … 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