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SIGGRAPH 2013 Conference

SIGGRAPH 2013 Conference

Ever wondered what the SIGGRAPH conference is? Now in its 40th year, the SIGGRAPH conference is the premier international event on computer graphics and interactive techniques. SIGGRAPH 2013 is expected to draw more than 20,000 professionals from five continents to Anaheim, California. Learn more at these links, we’ll be keeping you posted as SIGGRAPH 2014 details unfold: http://s2013.siggraph.org/ http://s2013.siggraph.org/about-siggraph...

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Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in Conference | 0 comments

A stroll through the SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Gallery

“Tracing Home” By Ben Henderson, ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters Reporter The 2011 SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, entitled “Tracing Home” is an exploration of the concept of home and how we connect to that idea in an age of digital devices, virtual networks and portable lives. Home may be represented in a thousand different ways and take on a variety of meanings for each individual. However, what remains the same and what so many of the gallery’s pieces reference is a sense of connection. Each piece explores that connection: some do so physically, others emotionally; each interpreting how that connection is affected by technology. When first entering this year’s gallery you are greeted by Memoirs by Yunsil Heo and Hyunwoo Bang. What appears to be a simple retro 1950’s television actually captures your photo using a digital camera. It then displays this photo as a virtual Polaroid on the screen below. The exhibit is interactive, engaging and, in a way, nostalgic. Dating back more than half a century, televisions have been associated...

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Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in Conference | 0 comments

2011 SIGGRAPH International Conference: Part 2

Interview with SIGGRAPH 2011 International Resources Committee Co-Chair: Sandro Alberti and Exhibits Manager: Mike Weil By ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Reporter Ben Henderson Part 2 In the first part of our interview, Sandro Alberti, the International Resources Committee Co-Chair and Mike Weil, the Exhibits Manager provided an insightful look into this year’s international involvement.  Below they talk about some of the difficulties international participants experience and what help SIGGRAPH can provide those traveling from abroad.   What unique challenges does an international exhibitor face? Mike: International traveling and shipping are probably the two biggest challenges an exhibitor faces. Challenges related to documentation and visas that are required from those entering outside the host country have gotten stricter in recent years. The United States is stricter than Canada in terms of visas, which in some respects has helped us in our efforts to attract more organizations to exhibit at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver. Sandro: Language: Not everyone speaks English perfectly, but the conference content is in English. Overall, English is quite a...

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Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in Conference | 0 comments

2011 SIGGRAPH International Conference: Part 1

2011 SIGGRAPH International Conference: Part 1

Interview with SIGGRAPH 2011 International Resources Committee Co-Chair: Sandro Alberti and Exhibits Manager: Mike Weil By ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Reporter Ben Henderson Part 1 From a few hundred people in 1974 to tens of thousands attendees today, SIGGRAPH has become the premiere venue to showcase and experience the art and science of computer graphics. From the beginning, SIGGRAPH has been an opportunity to meet, mingle and collaborate with industry professionals and as SIGGRAPH has expanded, that collaboration has grown to include companies and individuals from around the world. 2011 marks the 38th year of the SIGGRAPH International Conference. This year SIGGRAPH ‘International’ takes on new meaning, as the conference ventures outside the U.S. for the first time. We recently spoke with Sandro Alberti, the International Resources Committee Co-Chair and Mike Weil, the Exhibits Manager to find out more about international participation.   Why do you think international participation is important? Sandro: Although located in America, SIGGRAPH is an international conference (and has expanded international interest, now that we’ve had...

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