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

Pixar’s SparkShorts Program Supports Innovation, Funds Independent Filmmaking

“Purl,” SparkShorts © 2019 Pixar Animation Studios “SparkShorts is indie filmmaking inside of Pixar.” In the video above, Kristen Lester and others describe a newly unveiled initiative from Pixar: SparkShorts. Though first revealed to SIGGRAPH attendees in 2017 via a … 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

Graffiti on the Mona Lisa: A Conversation With App Developer Yosun Chang

Imagine being able to graffiti in the Louvre — on famous works of art. With augmented reality, anyone with a mobile device can do so with zero repercussions. In light of the submissions deadline for SIGGRAPH 2019’s Appy Hour quickly … Continued

A Reflection on Academic and Industry Partnerships in Business

Graphic Recording of the SIGGRAPH 2018 Business Symposium “Academic and Industry Partnership” panel by Jason Toal The SIGGRAPH 2018 Business Symposium “Academic and Industry Partnership” session was a combined panel and roundtable discussion, and consisted of panelists ranging from researchers … 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

2018 Emerging Technologies Best in Show: Steerable Application-Adaptive Near-Eye Displays

Image from “Steerable Application-Adaptive Near-Eye Displays” Ⓒ 2018 NVIDIA Corporation, UNC Chapel Hill In August, SIGGRAPH 2018 showcased inspiring, bleeding-edge technologies that are expanding the human experience in the areas of health, home, and entertainment through the Emerging Technologies program. The … 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

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