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ACM SIGGRAPH News

4
Feb
2014
Free Online Learning Resource: Computer Graphics Courses

Want to learn how to create computer graphics? Or expand your knowledge of CG software and techniques? You may be interested in ACM SIGGRAPH's recently-launched program, "SIGGRAPH University."

28
Jan
2014
Spotlight on Art: A Chat with Star Trek Artist Rick Sternbach

Not many people can say that they've taught Scotty how to fly a spaceship. Or shown Captain Picard the basics of using a Macintosh computer. In fact, Rick Sternbach is the only person I know who can.

23
Jan
2014
ACM Announces 2013 Fellows

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced the names of the 2013 ACM Fellows, an honor bestowed upon inidividuals who have achieved significant advances in computing research and development.

The contributions of the 50 members named as 2013 Fellows span multiple disciplines within the field of computing. They hail from the world’s leading universities, corporations and research labs.

14
Jan
2014
SPARK [FWD] 2014: The Merger of Two CG Conferences

Between February 5 and February 9, 2014, the Vancouver International Film Centre will be home to SPARK [FWD] 2014 -- a conference and festival devoted to the appreciation of advanced imaging and visual effects. An ACM SIGGRAPH-sponsored event, SPARK [FWD] is the result of the merger of two separate conferences, SPARK FX and 3D[FWD]. 

10
Jan
2014
SIGGRAPH 2014 Submission Deadlines Approaching

Image credit: Contre Temps © 2013 Supinfocon

Deadlines for submissions to SIGGRAPH 2014 are rapidly approaching. As always, the lifeblood of the conference is showcasing the talent and creativity of its attendees and exhibitors -- so please consider submitting!

From the SIGGRAPH 2014 Team:

23
Dec
2013
Director Alfonso Cuarón Honored by Visual Effects Society

Gravity. Copyright © 2013 Warner Bros.

Today, the Visual Effects Society announced director Alfonso Cuarón as the recipient of its prestigious Visionary Award. Cuarón was selected for his remarkable achievements in the field of cinematic arts, not the least of which being his pivotal role in the creation of the year's most celebrated film, Gravity.

15
Dec
2013
SIGGRAPH 2014 Student Volunteer Applications Now Open

Until February 9, 2014 at 22:00 GMT, applications for student volunteer positions at SIGGRAPH 2014 are open. Volunteering at SIGGRAPH is an excellent way for students to get involved with the conference and network with leaders in their chosen field. When not working, SIGGRAPH 2014 student volunteers have full access to the conference programs and the exhibit hall. 

12
Dec
2013
Deadline for Distinguished Artist Award Nominations Approaching

Nominations for the 2014 ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Arts are due by December 23, 2013. Since the award's creation in 2009, it has been presented annually to an artist whose substantial body of work has significantly advanced aesthetic content the field of digital art.

8
Dec
2013
Richard Williams' The Thief and the Cobbler Screens for the First Time

Canadian animator Richard Williams worked on his film "The Thief and the Cobbler" for nearly three decades, its completion and screening delayed time and time again by production woes and lack of funding. Though some portions of the film were combined with work from other animators and released as “The Princess and the Cobbler” and “Arabian Knight,” to this day, the original version has never been publicly screened.

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