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22
Dec
2014
This War of Mine
Indie Game Exposes the Intimate Horror of War
By Cody Welsh

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.

15
Dec
2014
SIGGRAPH 2014 job fair.
Spotlight on SIGGRAPH: S3 Provides the Tools for Success
By Deja Collins, in collaboration with S3 Chair Corinne Price

Editor's note: Spotlight on SIGGRAPH is a recurring feature, established to shed light on the various committees and avenues of volunteering within ACM SIGGRAPH and its annual conferences.

12
Dec
2014
MoSh shape capture example
Spotlight on Research: Moving Beyond MoCap

On December 6, 2014, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, presented a study entitled MoSh: Motion and Shape Capture from Sparse Markers.

3
Dec
2014
President Obama being scanned to create a 3D model
President Obama Lands the First 3D Presidential Portrait
By Kristy Barkan

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama made room in his speech to talk about a subject that some may have found an odd choice for a presidential address: 3D printing. His comments on 3D printing were positive, noting that the technology "has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything." A little over a year later, President Obama's prediction was proven true -- and in a rather personal way.

24
Nov
2014
Person using computer.
SIGGRAPH Asia Previews Accessible to Wider Audience

Both the North American SIGGRAPH conference and SIGGRAPH Asia are well attended by international audiences, and though most attendees understand English, there is a difference between grasping a language and being fully comfortable digesting complex research in that language.

24
Nov
2014
USC ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter November 2014 Meeting
USC Student Chapter to Attend SIGGRAPH 2015 in Force

Members of the newly-launched USC ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter are particularly well positioned to volunteer for SIGGRAPH 2015. Literally. The University of Southern California is just two miles from the Los Angeles Convention Center, which will host SIGGRAPH 2015 -- the world's largest international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques -- from August 9 to 13, 2015. 

20
Nov
2014
Tehran ACM SIGGRAPH event
Newly Formed Tehran ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter Flourishes

It's becoming evident that Tehran, Iran, has a vibrant computer graphics community. The Tehran ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter, founded in the spring of 2014, is already hosting events that draw crowds of attendees.

19
Nov
2014
Editor in Chief needed for ACM TOG
ACM Transactions on Graphics Seeks Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Graphics is the foremost peer-reviewed journal in the field of computer graphics. The term of the journal's current editor-in-chief -- Julie Dorsey of Yale University -- is ending, and the ACM Publications Board has assembled a nomination committee to aid the board in its selection of Ms. Dorsey's successor, whose term will begin January 1, 2015. 

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