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ACM SIGGRAPH News

10
Oct
2014
Online video art show
Call for Submissions to Video Art Show

ACM SIGGRAPH's Digital Art Community is now accepting submissions to its upcoming art show: "Enhanced Vision - Digital Video." The show will be an online international survey of today's most exciting and innovative digitally-enhanced video art works.

The creators of the show describe it as follows:

25
Sep
2014
Motion in Games Conference
Registration Now Open for Motion in Games Conference

The 7th International ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games (MIG 2014) will take place in Los Angeles, California, from November 6 to 8. 2014 marks the first year Motion in Games will be held in the United States.

23
Sep
2014
JJ Abrams at Comic Con 2010.
J.J. Abrams to Receive VES Visionary Award

Today, the Visual Effects Society named renowned director J.J. Abrams as the next recipient of the VES Visionary Award.

17
Sep
2014
Paul Debevec
Munich Chapter Launch Event with Paul Debevec

The brand-new Munich ACM SIGGRAPH chapter will be celebrating its launch in style on Sunday, 21 September, with a talk from computer graphics veteran Paul Debevec. Debevec is the Former Vice President of ACM SIGGRAPH, and is widely recognized as a leader in the field for his impactful research in photorealistic image capture and rendering. 

12
Sep
2014
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Joe Letteri on the VFX of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Interview by Chris Davison, Chief Correspondent for ACM Computers in Entertainment.
9
Sep
2014
Thomas Funkhouser receives his computer graphics achievement award
Watch the SIGGRAPH Award Talks

Among the most prestigious of honors in computer graphics, ACM SIGGRAPH awards are presented to people who are leaders in the field, or destined to become so. The award talks session at the annual SIGGRAPH conference gives winners the opportunity to expound on their background and research.

For those who missed them, the talks are now available to watch in full (below), courtesy of the ACM SIGGRAPH SCOOP team.

SIGGRAPH 2014 Award Recipients:

28
Aug
2014
Augmented reality sandbox.
AR Sandbox: Cutting-Edge Earth Science Visualization
By Kristy Barkan

There are few kids who don't see the appeal in building and smashing piles of sand. But when such destruction results in real-time changes to a topographic map filled with lakes of virtual water, it becomes something more than just play. It becomes science.

26
Aug
2014
Trillion FPS Camera
Spotlight on Innovation: Trillion FPS Camera
By Pritham Marupaka

Streak cameras are used by chemists to capture light passing through samples and determine chemical properties. At the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, scientists have found a way to modify these streak cameras to capture motion – recording ultrashort pulses of light at up to a trillion frames per second. Project Director Dr. Ramesh Raskar calls this new technique “femto-photography.”

As described in the project abstract:

20
Aug
2014
Not Impossible Labs Eyewriter invention
Technology for the Sake of Humanity
By Kristy Barkan

Technology, as it turns out, is more than just a tool to advance our understanding and simplify our daily lives. It is a gift, waiting to be given. It can mean the difference between isolation and inclusion. It can move the human heart from desolation to joy. For the recipients of such a gift, the world is forever shifted. 

10
Aug
2014
SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game
Win Big Prizes in a Mobile Scavenger Hunt at SIGGRAPH

The SIGGRAPH Mobile App Game (SMAG) is a high-tech scavenger hunt -- and possibly the most fun you'll ever have at SIGGRAPH. Here's how it works:

1. Download the SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference App for iOS or Android.

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