Candidate for Director at Large - Sue Gollifer
Candidate for Director at Large
The future of ACM SIGGRAPH is to continue to be a pioneering visionary organization that looks at the long-term roles and needs of Computer Graphics. As an organization and as a conference it represents a large constituency that is rapidly developing and diversifying. We must keep pace with our membership to remain the premier community for our various professions.
I would use an appointment as Director at Large to engage with the worldwide community. As a European I would aim to raise the profile of not only SIGGRAPH internationally, but to focus on the Symposia and Chapters in cities, specifically in Europe and the Pacific Rim. I would work to highlight the SIGGRAPH awards, grants, educational resources, online resources, and particularly promote the SIGGRAPH Video Review, the Electronic Theater program and Travelling Art Show (TAS). I would seek to work closely with other organizations and agencies, such as Ars Electronica, the International Inter-Society of Electronic Art (ISEA), Leonardo and Eurographics, (EG), to form official alliances, share resources, and cross promote one another and to strengthen ACM SIGGRAPH’s role within related communities.
Art & Design
If elected as a Director at Large my aims are to foster the evolution of a strong digital arts community within the international ACM SIGGRAPH organization, to promote and develop a growing discourse between the visual artists and the larger SIGGRAPH population. As a practicing artist and fine arts educationalist, I feel that I can bring a wealth of knowledge and experience through both my research activities and a disciplinary awareness gained through membership of various international boards and committees to help support the new Artists Portal. This interactive web site aims to provide a central place for artists to share resources, information, artwork and opportunities, and provides a practical way for all ACM SIGGRAPH members to follow developments in the arts.
This next ten-year’s technological advances are going to be an exciting but daunting period of our lives, opening up new opportunities in areas that we have yet to imagine. To be a Leader ACM SIGGRAPH must continually evaluate, improve awareness and, through outreach and communications, become a significant year-round resource.
Principal Lecturer in Fine Art
Director of Design and Artists Copyright Society, (DACS), UK
1989 - present: Member of academic staff of the University of Brighton, UK
Course Leader: MA Digital Media Arts
PhD supervisor Digital Processes in Fine-art Practice.
2001 - 2002 Project Manager:
IT Research and Development (ITRDU) University of the Arts, UK
1998 - 2000 Centre Manager:
Computers in Teaching Initiative Art & Design, (CTIAD), UK
1990 – 1997 Senior Researcher:
The Centre for Computers and Creative Work (CCCW)
The Rediffusion Simulation Centre (RSC)
A professional artist and printmaker for more than thirty years, Gollifer has exhibited her work worldwide and been collected by major international public institutions. A pioneer of early computer art, she has continuously explored the relationship between technology and the arts and has written extensively on this subject. Gollifer has participated on a number of international conference panels, and her writing has appeared in fifteen scholarly publications and refereed journals.
Since 1995 Gollifer has played a significant role in an international conference, Computers in Art and Design Education (CADE). She was also curator at ArCade I–IV, a series of exhibitions of digital fine-art prints held in conjunction with the conference. She is Assistant Editor of the journal Digital Creativity. She is on the Editorial Review Board of the new Leonardo Journal Transactions.
She is a recognized international researcher in her field having received a number of
Research awards, which include Arts and Humanities Research Council Awards, (AHRC) UK, 2001 & 2002; Faculty Research awards (FRSF) 2002, 2003 & 2005; Lottery (RALP) and Arts Council of England (ACE) grants 1999, 2002 & 2004. In 2006 she received an award from the International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa) for her ‘Exceptional Services to the International New Media Community’. Gollifer also serves on a number of national and international committees: she is a member of College Arts Association (CCA) Professional Practices Committee and the New Media Caucus, and on the Advisory Board of iDMAa and CADE.
ACM SIGGRAPH Activities
ACM SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Chair 2004 – Synaesthesia
SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Subcommittee: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2006
SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Jury: 2003, 2006, 2007
SIGGRAPH Computer Animation: Jury 2004
SIGGRAPH Emerging Technology: Jury 2004
SIGGRAPH Educators Programme: Panel 2001
SIGGRAPH Educators: Jury2000