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

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

A Virtual Room of Your Own: IKEA Immerse at Real-Time Live!

IKEA Immerse Interior Designer © 2018 Demodern GmbH IKEA (the brick and mortar store) sets up fully furnished rooms for you to wander, complete with the rugs, coffee tables, and place settings of a real home. But, too often, what … 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

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

Sneak Peek: SIGGRAPH 2018 VR Theater

“The Legend of Hanuman” © 2017 Graphic India With just one year under its belt, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival’s VR Theater is still in its infancy. And yet, lucky attendees who experienced L.A.’s iteration, and who will have the chance … Continued

How VR Evolved From a ‘Stagnant Technology’

Dr. Wayne Carlson walks through VR’s move from concept to reality and SIGGRAPH’s role in its evolution Wayne Carlson, Ph.D., is something of a historian of computer graphics and interactive techniques. Actively engaged in computer graphics since the early days, … Continued

SIGGRAPH Spotlight: Episode 14 – Gaming & Interactive with Kim Libreri, Jerry Rees, and Joji Tsuruga

SIGGRAPH 2018 Real-Time Live! Chair Jesse Barker (software developer, Unity Technologies) sits down with gaming and interactive innovators Kim Libreri (CTO, Epic Games), Jerry Rees (creative lead – Magic Bench, Disney Research), and Joji Tsuruga (realtime supervisor, The Mill). The group … Continued

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