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6 December 2001
 
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SIGGRAPH 2002 Announces HARRY MARKS, AWARD WINNING BROADCAST DESIGNER, TO PRODUCE PRESTIGIOUS ELECTRONIC THEATER
Showcase of the Year's Finest Computer Graphics Work for Film, Video & Computer Entertainment
 
(Chicago, IL) -- SIGGRAPH 2002 announced today that Harry Marks, award winning broadcast designer, will produce the Electronic Theater for the SIGGRAPH 2002 Computer Animation Festival. SIGGRAPH 2002, the 29th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, is being held 21 - 26 July, 2002 in San Antonio, Texas.
 
"The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is an internationally recognized and highly anticipated showcase that documents significant advances in technology, interactive techniques, and the seemingly unlimited creative potential of computer graphics," said John McIntosh, Chair of Computer Arts at the School of VISUAL ARTS® and SIGGRAPH 2002 Computer Animation Festival Chair. "It is an honor to have Harry Marks produce the Electronic Theater. Harry's vast experience and creative expertise has made him a legend in broadcast design. His achievements as an artist are only surpassed by his generosity in mentoring, supporting and inspiring artists and designers worldwide. Harry is a regular attendee at SIGGRAPH conferences and he very excited about being part of the Computer Animation Festival."
 
Pushing the boundaries of computer technology, Marks has earned nearly every award in broadcast design and promotion, including an Emmy and the very first Life Achievement Award from the Broadcast Design Association.
 
Marks began his career as a publications designer at Oxford University Press before moving to the United States at 20 years old. Settling in San Francisco, Marks had a wide variety of jobs in a quest to return to his chosen field of typography. The search finally led to positions with University of California Press and other Bay Area publishers.
 
In the mid-1960s, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked for both ABC and CBS as vice president and creative director for on-air advertising and spent six years as an independent graphics consultant for NBC. As a senior advisor to the American Film Institute's Advanced Technology Program, he has enjoyed the opportunity to share his interests, passion and expertise in the converging world of technology, entertainment, and design.
 
SIGGRAPH 2002 Computer Animation Festival Accepting Submissions
 
The SIGGRAPH 2002 Computer Animation Festival is looking for the most imaginative animations, visualizations, graphics, and visual effects, and examples of the latest technical innovations that advance the art and science of computer graphics. Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of professionals and specialists who represent an extremely broad range of expertise in computer graphics.
 
Submissions to the SIGGRAPH 2002 Computer Animation Festival are currently being accepted and must be received by 6 March 2002. More information, including detailed submission requirements, is available on the SIGGRAPH 2002 Web site at www.siggraph.org/s2002/cfp/caf.
 
SIGGRAPH 2002 will bring more than 20,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio for a week-long conference. A comprehensive technical program and special events focusing on research, art, animation, and interactive technologies are planned. SIGGRAPH 2002 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services for the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 23 - 25 July 2002.
 
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