“VR is magical and remains magical for those still putting on a headset for the first time.” SIGGRAPH 2019’s VR Theater Chair shares innovations from SXSW.
There’s a fear that virtual reality (VR) will turn us into antisocial loners who too regularly escape into immersive fantasies on our own. But with “CoGlobe: A Co-Located Multi Person FTVR Experience,” the VR experience is a shared one — … Continued
photo of the VR Theater by Andreas Psaltis © 2018 ACM SIGGRAPH We are still in a high-fashion stage of VR where the experimentation and far-out art being presented at festivals like Sundance have yet to inspire the “ready to … Continued
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
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
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
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
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