ABOUT THE REPORTERS
The 2003 ACM SIGGRAPH Reporters: (clockwise from upper left)
Subr, Geordie Swainbank, Tai-San Choo, Surya Singh,
Wendy Ju and Cow Lauterbach.
by Jan Hardenbergh
The ACM SIGGRAPH Reporters are volunteers who
canvas SIGGRAPH to relay ideas, events and stories from the conference
to the world at large. We aspire not only to convey the breadth
of new and exciting things at the conference's many venues, but
also to explore in depth the personalities, issues and culture
that are an enduring legacy of the SIGGRAPH community.
The SIGGRAPH Reporters team:
Interview with Judy
Tai-San Choo is currently a senior Computer
Science/ Communications major at Trinity University in San
Antonio, Texas. His interests lie in film studies and film
especially movie CG special effects and animation, in addition
to interactive multimedia and digital art.
Tai's articles: Only
The Lonely: Course on Independent Animation Production, The
Convergence of Computer Graphics and the Film Industry, Sea
of Change: SIGGRAPH 2003 Returns to the West Coast,
interviews with Josh
Strickon and Darin Grant.
Fernandes recently graduated from
Concordia University in Montreal where she completed a double
major in Computer Science and Digital Image/Sound & the
Fine Arts. She is currently on the lookout for a challenging
creative job that will make use of both her artistic and technical
Jessica's articles: To
Sleep or Not to Sleep?, The
Hype, the Chaos, the Swag and Miscellaneous, Chicks
of a Feather, Party
of the Week: The Chapters Party, On
the spot; What is the coolest booth on the Exhibition Floor?,
interviews with Alan
Rushmeier, and Michael Wright.
Rick "Cow" Lauterbach
Rick "Cow" Lauterbach recently
achieved an Associate of Science Degree in Computer Animation.
He is currently working an internship with Animatics & Storyboards
/ A&S Animation in Orlando, FL; in the future
he hopes to continue a
career in the industry specializing on the more technical side
dealing with setup and MEL coding.
Rick's articles: The
Art Surrounds You: A talk with Michael Wright about the Art
Gallery, Being Herded
At The Art Gallery, I
Want To Go…But
I Don’t Know What I Want To Go As, On the Spot: What
is your favorite work of art at SIGGRAPH?
Yusheng Li is currently an MSc student in
Advanced Computing at Bristol University, UK, majoring in Global
Computing and Multimedia (expected graduation in September
2003). His research interests are multimedia, realistic graphics
rendering and 3D modelling and animation.
Yusheng's articles: Interviews
Chalmers, and Marc Levoy.
Singh is a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford
University with research interests in Robotics and intelligent
control. He has secondary interests in computing algorithms
Surya's articles: The
Fastest Session at SIGGRAPH: the Fast-Forward Papers Preview,
On the spot:What part of
SIGGRAPH do you find most enjoyable?, Paper
Presentations Enlighten Core, The
Future Looks Bright; However, Is Change in the Offing?, Robotics:
The Android Dreams Special Session
Kartic Subr is currently a PhD student at
UC Irvine. His research is in the area of Computer Graphics
he is becoming increasingly interested in physically correct
to Computer Graphics: Perception IS Data?, Are
we there yet? Technology at SIGGRAPH, On
the spot: Does art meet technology at SIGGRAPH? , interviews
Michael Bailey, Rick
Barry, and Matthieu
Geordie Swainbank recently graduated from
the University of Alaska in Fairbanks with a Bachelor of Fine
Art specializing in Computer Graphics and Drawing. He is currently
on the prowl for a wonderful job in the computer gaming industry.
Geordie's articles: Writer's
the spot: Are you a gamer?, The
job-hunt: Can you get game??, Let’s
get animated! The introduction to Computer Graphics Course
gets animated, interviews with Andrew
Glassner and Peter Braccio.
Wendy Ju is currently a PhD candidate
in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Her interests
lie in the integration of interaction technologies and physical
Wendy is the ACM SIGGRAPH Reports Coordinator
for 2003. In addition, she
contributed the following articles: SIGGRAPH
2003 Off to a Rip-roaring Start, SIGGRAPH
extreme!, interviews with Peter
Schröder, Marc Levoy, Alan
Chalmers, and Judy Brown.
The goal of the ACM SIGGRAPH Reporters program is to capture and
convey the experience of being at SIGGGRAPH.
If you are interested in joining the ACM SIGGRAPH Reporters team
for 2004, please contact wendyju at siggraph dot org.