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12
Feb
2015
Don Moir
Technology Helped Him Speak for the First Time in 15 Years
By Kristy Barkan

Don Moir was diagnosed with ALS in 1995. As a farmer, a husband, and a father of three, the idea of losing the ability to move around freely was a tremendous blow. Over the next four years, Don slowly lost the capacity to work his farm, move around the house, and even pick up his children.

4
Feb
2015
London ACM SIGGRAPH BYOA event.
London ACM SIGGRAPH Hosts a Flurry of CG Events

Since its refounding last summer, the London Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH has hit the ground running, hosting at least one computer graphics event every month. The events have been well attended, and open to anyone and everyone in the London computer graphics community. With a mission to promote, inform and connect the London CG community, London ACM SIGGRAPH is emerging as an exceptional addition to the ACM SIGGRAPH family.

2
Feb
2015
Smolenice Castle
Call for Submissions to Spring Conference on CG (SCCG '15)

The Spring Conference on Computer Graphics (SCCG) is one of the oldest annual meetings of the computer graphics community in Central Europe, and covers a wide variety of topics on computer graphics, image processing and imaging applications. This year, SCCG will be held in cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, and a number of other well-known computer graphics organizations.

29
Jan
2015
Big Hero 6 Event in New York City
Big Hero 6 Character Design & Development Panel in NYC

Source: NYC ACM SIGGRAPH

NYC ACM SIGGRAPH and NYIT's Fine Arts Department are proud to announce . . .

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at 7:00PM, in NYIT's Auditorium On Broadway, Walt Disney Animation Studios will present "Big Hero 6: The Art of Character Design and Development."

29
Jan
2015
Place des Tripiers in Strasbourg, France.
Computer Graphics International Deadline Approaching

The deadline for submissions to Computer Graphics International (CGI) '15 is swiftly approaching. Full paper submissions to the conference -- which takes place from June 24 to 26 in Strasbourg, France -- are due by February 15, 2015. Short papers and posters must be submitted by April 24.

16
Jan
2015
Euclid render
From Paper to VR: 360-degree Animation of 2D Illustrations
By Cody Welsh

In the modern day, there are a number of software options for artists who wish to animate their illustrations without a lot of the tedious work that might otherwise be involved in the process. One company that produces this kind of software is Live2D, whose products focus on dynamic and configurable 2D models of illustrations. Cubism is their flagship product at the moment, boasting many of the tools that a regular 3D modeling program might possess. Recently, Live2D announced the development of a new software program: Euclid.

8
Jan
2015
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ACM Names Fellows for Achievements in Computing

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced the names of 47 members who will be recognized as ACM Fellows for their exceptional contributions to computing. Fellowship is ACM's most prestigious member grade, and is held by only 1% of ACM members. The 2014 ACM Fellows hail from some of the world’s leading universities, corporations and research labs.

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