Daria Dorosh, an Attendee
Fashion Institute of Technology

By Hal Newnan
15 August 2001

Daria likes to take a look at the clothes and she spends a lot of time in the Studio helping. She likes to take photographs and video, which is her way as an artist to 'take the temperature', even though officially only the press can do that.

What first drew you to computer graphics? 

I like the collage mentality. Especially the computer as collage, and fashion is collage. And I feel that is the big idea of the 20th Century - the Collage. She came to SIGGRAPH four years ago as a reporter for a magazine (The Exhibitionist).

Do you have any favorite CG mentors? 

Photoshop is my mother!

What was the first time you contributed to SIGGRAPH? 

I never contributed to SIGGRAPH as a volunteer. You could say, "I was a non-believer." I come out of fine arts, and I thought that CG was too commercial, but then I hit the tools in the Guerilla Gallery [now called the Studio]. And I did an all-night session printing, the artists would stay up all night, and I was just smitten. It was being able to touch the tools that did it for me; and then later showing them at my exhibition in NYC. And then I was able to do a workshop for woman artists based on my experience at SIGGRAPH where HP donated the printers for the duration.

What year/city was your first SIGGRAPH? Which was most intense? Why? 

LA 1997 was the first one.


What contributions to SIGGRAPH are you most proud of? 

Spreading the word as a convertee.

What's your favorite thing at this year or last year's SIGGRAPH?

The music in New Orleans, but not actually at the conference. The parties are great. Also the Web 3D round up last year.

What near/intermediate developments in CG do you look forward to? 

The wireless hand held stuff is fascinating for the connectivity you are going to have.  The haptic (sense of touch) stuff go to SensaPalooza special session.

What aspects of the educators program would you really like to boost?

Ubiquitous presence of the internet, being bodily wired and connected.

Attendees at SIGGRAPH 2001?

It did seem a bit less crowded than in 1997, but not too much.

SIGGRAPH 2000 demographics


This page is maintained by YON - Jan C. Hardenbergh All photos you see in the 2001 reports are due to a generous loan of Cybershot digital cameras from SONY