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July 18, 2003

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SIGGRAPH 2003 Web Graphics Expo Now Live
First Ever Gallery of the Year's Noteworthy Web Graphics Work

(Chicago, IL) -- ACM SIGGRAPH today announced the Web Graphics Expo is now live. The Web Graphics Expo is part of the SIGGRAPH 2003 Web Graphics program and is a gallery of noteworthy web graphics work done in 2003. SIGGRAPH 2003, the 30th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, is being held 27-31 July, at the San Diego Convention Center.

The SIGGRAPH 2003 Web Graphics Expo, a new component of the Web Graphics program, is the first gallery of its kind. It features 25 web sites that a jury of experts identified as examples of novel and exciting web graphics content. Web sites were selected on the basis of their innovative use of technology. This included particularly attractive design work, novel applications, new modes of interactivity, and, in some cases, sites that exhibited the results of work the jury selected for presentation in the Web Graphics Presentations. The Web Graphics Expo site has six categories: art & design, commercial, community, development, education, and visualization.

"In computer animation and digital art, SIGGRAPH is an annual forum showcasing the best work done each year. In this tradition, the SIGGRAPH 2003 Web Graphics program committee is proud to have added the Web Graphics Expo," said Alan Norton, Colorado School of Mines and SIGGRAPH 2003 Web Graphics chair. "It exhibits the most noteworthy web graphics content of 2003 in one spectacular web site."

Highlights include:

Fresh Mix: A Study in User Interaction with Dynamic Content
An online blender that provides a refreshing interactive experience through the integration of multimedia design and creative programming.

World-wide gallery for Pseudo-3D photo collage
A collection of various samples of virtual space, enabling users to navigate attractive cities around the world.

Forge FX Contest Page
ForgeFX has been pushing the technology and practical uses for the Macromedia Shockwave Engine. This site shows examples of projects that have been exploiting 3D content on the web.

Seeing
A selection of online exhibits from the Exploratorium, illustrating visual phenomena and thought-provoking ideas about seeing.

TelMeA Theatre
A new online community site where people can use their own avatars that have synthesized voices and various gestures in asynchronous communication.

Interactive 3D Gene Expression Viewer
A web-enabled application designed to work across multiple operating systems. It is tailored to allow for expanding and cross-referenceable volume datasets generated from gene expression. It is the precursor to research in a computer-synthesized gene-projection system.

The SIGGRAPH 2003 Web Graphics Expo is in conjunction with Web Graphics Presentations on Advanced 3D Techniques, Visualization, Exhibiting Web Art, Rich Internet Applications, Accessibility & Usability, Design Patterns in Flash, Java Applications, Web Production Creativity, Standards, and Gaming. The Web Graphic Presentations are Wednesday 30 July and Thursday 31 July, 8 am to 5:30 pm at the San Diego Convention Center. Details

The Web Graphics program is included in Conference Select and Full Conference registration.

SIGGRAPH 2003 Web Graphics Expo will be live for one year. For registration information, see SIGGRAPH 2003 Registration or contact SIGGRAPH 2003 Conference Management, 401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA. +1.312.321.6830 phone; +1.312.321.6876 fax; SIGGRAPH 2003 Registration.

SIGGRAPH 2003 will bring nearly 25,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to San Diego for the week-long conference, 27 - 31 July. A comprehensive technical program and special events focusing on research, art, animation, games, interactivity, and the web are planned. SIGGRAPH 2003 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services for the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from 29 - 31 July 2003.

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