SIGGRAPH is dedicated to supporting and sharing the leading edge of research, development, application, and education in computer graphics and interactive techniques through its conferences, publications, projects, and other activities. This documentary shares the leading edge, and the history leading up to it, with a broader audience than ever before possible.
The documentary educates the general public about computer graphics. The documentary would be suitable for presentation at educational institutions of all levels.
SIGGRAPH values excellence. The documentary is budgeted to use the highest-quality reproduction medium available and the highest quality people available.
Following the model of the Annual Conference, the documentary is volunteer initiated with volunteer oversight of operations and content, but implemented in a timely manner using a paid professional staff.
The documentary benefits the computer graphics community by increasing awareness of the history, impact and direction of computer graphics. Such awareness will increase employers understanding of the special needs and situations of employees working in computer graphics.
The documentary benefits the SIGGRAPH membership by attracting new members to the organization, which ultimately reduces membership rates and increases the strength of the membership.
The documentary provides professional chapters with an instrument for informing their local areas about computer graphics, and attracting new chapters and chapter members.