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26
Apr
2016
Cartographic Visualization BOF at SIGGRAPH 2015
ACM SIGGRAPH Cartographic Visualization Session Returns

Since its formation in 1996, the ACM SIGGRAPH Cartographic Visualization Project has held a Birds-of-a-Feather session at the annual SIGGRAPH conference. This year is no exception. The ACM SIGGRAPH Cartographic Visualization session at SIGGRAPH 2016 will take place at the top of the week, in the Anaheim Convention Center.

Session details:

Monday, July 25, 2016: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., ACM SIGGRAPH Theater of the SIGGRAPH International Center

26
Apr
2016
SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 logo
Call for Student Volunteers

SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 seeks student volunteers to head to Macao, China this December.

Student volunteers at SIGGRAPH Asia can expect to take part in a wide variety of conference programs, connect with computer graphics professionals, access exclusive student volunteer sessions and experience all that SIGGRAPH Asia has to offer with a full conference registration.

Visit the SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 website for more information.

23
Apr
2016
Meeting
Committee Chair Candidates Sought

ACM SIGGRAPH is seeking candidates for the position of chair of each of the following committees: Chapters, Communications, and Digital Arts. The essential responsibilities of each chair are listed below.

30
Mar
2016
Apotheosis of Glasgow High-rises by Myriam Thyes
Enhanced Vision – Digital Video Discussion Notes Online

Enhanced Vision – Digital Video is an online exhibition of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Art Community. The show highlights new works by video artists exploring socially important issues who use digital methods to enhance their practice. Launched in the spring of 2015, the works in this exhibition have gone on to win prizes and be featured in other important competitions.

2
Mar
2016
Call for Participation: Faculty Submitted Student Work Exhibit

A call for participation has been announced for the 5th Annual Faculty Submitted Student Work Exhibit at SIGGRAPH, the world's largest conference on computer graphics. Sponsored by the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee, the exhibit will be comprised of images and video to be displayed at the Education Committee Booth SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim, CA and also on the Education Committee website.

24
Feb
2016
Vote
Proposed Change to ACM SIGGRAPH Bylaws

The ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee has proposed a change to the ACM SIGGRAPH bylaws, which has been approved by the ACM SIG Governing Board Executive Committee. The change pertains to article 9.3 of the bylaws.

Current article 9.3

9.3 Election. The election will be conducted among eligible voters by ACM Headquarters by June 1, following the election procedures of the ACM, unless different procedures have been approved by the SIG Governing Board.

New article 9.3

4
Feb
2016
ACM SAP Conference
7
Jan
2016
James F. O'Brien
A Matter of Illusion: Interview With James O'Brien
By Cody Welsh

The average person is unlikely to be familiar with the concept of Digital Molecular Matter, though any member of the game-playing or movie-going public has almost certainly encountered it. Repeatedly.

11
Dec
2015
Henry Fuchs
Call for Computer Graphics Award Nominations

Each year, ACM SIGGRAPH bestows a small number of awards to members of the computer graphics community, in recognition of exceptional achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Five of the these awards are given out annually, and one (the Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics) is awarded every odd-numbered year.

1
Nov
2015
This War of Mine
Indie Game Exposes the Intimate Horror of War
By Cody Welsh, first posted 12/22/2014

One of the newest -- and most successful -- entries into the indie game scene is "This War of Mine," developed and published by 11 Bit Studios. Previously known for mobile games such as "Anomaly" and "Sleepwalker's Journey," 11 Bit created a different kind of game altogether with its latest release, which has generated quite a following amongst the gaming community, particularly on the Steam platform.

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