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17
Feb
2014
Oscar Statues
Academy Honors Scientific & Technical Film Achievements
By Kristy Barkan. Interviews by Lindsay Coryne. Photography by Erin LK Reeve, except where otherwise noted.
13
Feb
2014
VES Award Winners
Visual Effects Artists Take Center Stage
By Kristy Barkan, photography by Erin LK Reeve

It's rare for visual effects artists to find themselves the focus of attention at a red carpet gala, despite the ever-increasing importance of effects in film and television. Unaccustomed to the chaos of flashing bulbs and chattering shutters, many of the nominees at the 12th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards on Wednesday, February 12, were understandably flustered as they approached the array of lights and cameras skirting the VES red carpet.

11
Feb
2014
Explore the Latest Computing Research on Your Phone

According to the market research site AppData, the three most popular mobile applications at the time of this article's publication are: "Candy Crush," "Farm Heroes" and "Pet Rescue."

Though there's nothing wrong with passing the time lining up shapes and colors on a digital game board, computing professionals might be interested to know that there's a new -- and somewhat more stimulating -- alternative for mobile diversion: the ACM Digital Library app.

6
Feb
2014
SIGGRAPH 2014 Student Volunteer Applications Due Feb 9

SIGGRAPH, the world's largest international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques, has been host to innumerable groundbreaking talks, papers and posters over the last 40 years.

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:

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