When Blobjects Rule the Earth
Monday, 9 August, 1:15 - 3:15 pm
West Hall B
Bruce Sterling, science fiction writer, speculates on what happens when graphic simulation conquers the world.
A picture is worth a thousand words. A model is worth a thousand pictures. What happens when there's no longer any practical difference between computer-generated models and physical, manufactured objects? Desktop fabrication is a lab curiosity -- so far -- but what happens to societies, markets, industries, and professions when you can push "print" and spit out a bicycle?
Immediately before the keynote address, ACM SIGGRAPH presents the Computer
Graphics Achievement Award to Hugues Hoppe, Microsoft Research; the
Significant New Researcher Award to Zoran Popović, The University of
Washington; and the Outstanding Service Award to Judith R. Brown, The University of Iowa (Retired); and Steve Cunningham, Oregon State University.