SIGGRAPHITTI - June
Registration & Housing
News, Notes, & Miscellaneous
Monthly Trivia Contest & Free Prizes
Early-Bird Registration Deadline 18 June - Save up to $275
any longer to register for SIGGRAPH 2005! Early-bird registration ends 18 June. Registration is
easy and only takes a few minutes. Don't delay. Register now and receive the maximum early-bird
discounts on the SIGGRAPH 2005 experience. Click here to
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Complete SIGGRAPH 2005 Conference Content Available
SIGGRAPH returns to Los Angeles - but with more eye-popping content than
ever before. Take a trip through time in the Art Gallery, experience tomorrow's technologies today
in Emerging Technologies, see new images of the universe in Special Sessions, or review the
companies showcasing their products at the best exhibition in the computer graphics industry.
Wherever you want to go, the journey starts here - SIGGRAPH 2005 Advance
Program (595KB PDF).
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SIGGRAPH 2005 Exhibition Offers Latest Products in CG Industry
you've experienced all that the SIGGRAPH has to offer? Think again. With more than 225
industry-leading companies at the SIGGRAPH 2005 Exhibition, there's always something new and
innovative. For instance, SIGGRAPH 2005 welcomes first-time exhibitor AGEIA Technologies Inc. - a
fabless semiconductor company dedicated to delivering pervasive interactive reality to
"Whether a first-time exhibitor or a seasoned pro, SIGGRAPH is the place where companies
make major announcements and unleash new products," stated Mike Weil, Exhibition Manger. "And,
their investment always pays back ten-fold."
Limited exhibit space still remains. For more details, contact Mike Weil at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to review the current
SIGGRAPH 2005 Exhibitors.
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Full-Dome Animation Theater to Make SIGGRAPH 2005 Debut
latest in immersive digital cinema at the Computer Animation Festival's Full-Dome Animation
Theater. This special venue will feature the world's best full-dome animations from DomeFest 2005, the annual full-dome film
festival held at Albuquerque, New Mexico's LodeStar Astronomy Center. The animations, produced by
students, institutions, and full-dome professionals, will be screened daily on a 9-meter-diameter
digital dome assembled especially for SIGGRAPH 2005.
Full-dome video is a rapidly growing medium, with more than 125 high-impact displays deployed
worldwide in planetariums and special-venue theaters. Freed from the "tyranny of the frame,"
artists transport viewers into captivating, mind-bending environments and alternate worlds as they
explore storytelling devices for this new medium.
more details, click here.
Educators Program in Focus: From Sign-Language Subtitling to Promoting
Education & Physical Activity in Children
SIGGRAPH 2005 Educators Program
content explores the future of teaching and learning: virtual instructors, toys as teaching tools,
individual versus community learning, and how computers can make education more engaging. In
addition, there is added focus to using computer graphics and gaming to help promote education and
physical activity in youth.
"Educational technology is growing at an astounding rate. This year we are able to showcase
some of the first interactive programs developed for the new education environment," stated
Patricia Beckmann-Wells, SIGGRAPH 2005 Educators Program Chair from Bunsella Films. "We have several avatar teachers
and experiments in virtual tutors to showcase. A large exhibit of exercise games built for the
younger student population to discourage the current obesity problem in K-12 schools also is being
presented. Our goal is to showcase the 'wonder factor' of current education products and encourage
an environment of self-directed learning."
New at SIGGRAPH 2005: The
Incubator - an incredible demo space for interactive educational products that are available
today or may be available in the future.
Click here for Education highlights.
SIGGRAPH 2005 Web Program: Something for
The SIGGRAPH 2005 Web Program offers 19 presentations spanning two
full days. Speakers represent an international community including Canada, Switzerland, United
Kingdom, and Australia. Topics include: information architecture, usability, programming
platforms, new media education, the creative process, mobile technologies, devices, virtual
environments, and 3D optimization.
"The Web Program boasts an incredible repertoire of international speakers covering
topics ranging from optimized 3D web transmissions to creativity on the web," stated Nishant
Kothary, SIGGRAPH 2005 Web Program Chair from Amazon.com. "We asked ourselves one question - what
can SIGGRAPH offer the web attendee that they can get nowhere else? The answer is the future -
which is exactly what this year's Web Program is all about - the techniques, the applications, the
paradigms, and voices of the future. There is something for everyone - usability, information
architecture, social networking, programming, 3D, devices, mobile technologies, and much more."
Click here for Web Program highlights.
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Conference Registration &
Book Your Hotel Through SIGGRAPH &
Attendees who use the SIGGRAPH 2005 hotel-reservation system receive hotel
discounts and a very rewarding booklet of discount coupons for downtown LA including:
During the conference, the housing desk at the LA Convention Center distributes the coupon
booklet to attendees who book hotels through the system. Click here for more details.
News, Notes, & Miscellaneous
Production in Focus: Kingdom of
A SIGGRAPH conference is about networking and learning from
industry peers and experts. In Millimeter's article "Step by Step: Kingdom of Heaven," learn the
intricacies involved in producing this monumental film. Click here for full
Job Fair 2005 - New Free Online Recruitment & Job
In 2005, ACM SIGGRAPH is partnering with Creative Heads.net (an online
recruitment software company specializing in the video game, animation and visual f/x, 3D
technology, and software tools industries) to offer all SIGGRAPH 2005 exhibitor and job fair
companies* free online recruitment services and all job seekers free online job search services.
These complimentary services are available now. Click here for more information.
The Art Institutes are returning to sponsor the ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 Job Fair for leading
companies in all related ACM SIGGRAPH fields to discuss employment opportunities with thousands of
SIGGRAPH 2005 attendees in a relaxed, informal setting. The Job Fair is 10 am - 4 pm Tuesday, 2
August and Wednesday, 3 August 2005. All registered SIGGRAPH 2005 attendees are welcome to attend
this event, at no additional cost.
details, click here.
*Recruiter companies are excluded from becoming members of CreativeHeads.net or
participating in ACM SIGGRAPH/CreativeHeads.net free online recruitment services
SIGGRAPH 2004 Conference DVDs Now
Don't miss this opportunity to capture all the great content from
SIGGRAPH 2004 on convenient and easy-to-use, searchable DVDs that are now available for
ACM SIGGRAPH invites you to experience SIGGRAPH 2004 on your desktop or laptop
via these six interactive DVD's with more than 400 internationally renowned speakers bringing you
the latest research and advancements in computer graphics and interactive
Recorded sessions include presentations from Papers, Sketches, Special
Sessions, Panels, Courses, Web Program, the Keynote Session, and much more.
package includes a 24-page reference guide. The price is $269.95 for SIGGRAPH and ACM members.
Quantities are limited. Click here to purchase or for more details.
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Monthly Trivia Contest & Free
How to Prove Your SIGGRAPH Knowledge
Consider yourself a SIGGRAPH
veteran? Think you know the industry better than anyone in your company? Now is your chance
to put that knowledge to the test. Each SIGGRAPHITTI features one industry-related trivia
question that tests the depth of your knowledge pool. Get it right and increase your chances
of staking your claim as an Ultimate SIGGRAPH Expert.
All correct entries received by 10 June 2005 (5pm CST) will be entered into a pool
and a winner will be selected at random. The next issue will feature the correct answer and
that month's winner. Winners receive super-cool, official SIGGRAPH 2005 Conference Polos (a
$35 value). Only contestants who attend SIGGRAPH 2005 are eligible. Prizes will be
distributed at the conference.
Last Month's SIGGRAPHITTI Trivia Challenge:
Identify the first Virtual Reality model created, the creator, and the year of its creation.
Answer: Virtual reality got it its start in 1968, when Sutherland created a
three-dimensional head mount display. The display consisted of two miniature cathode ray tubes
(CRTs)positioned in front of a viewer's left and right eyes. The CRTs displayed a pair of stereo
images to the user. A sensor tracked head movements and sent the motion information to the
computer. As the user moved about in an environment, the images on the CRT's changed to reflect
the current position and direction of the viewer's head. (Source: Seminal Graphics: Pioneering
Efforts That Shaped the Field).
Congratulations to last month's winner Anne Spalter
from Brown University - who was one of 3 correct entries (winner is randomly chosen
from all winning entries).
This Month's SIGGRAPHITTI Trivia Challenge is:
Name the creator(s) of
the environment mapping method and the year of its creation.
To make your stand as an
Ultimate SIGGRAPH Expert, submit your answer to SIGGRAPH2005@smithbucklin.com with the subject
line "Trivia Answer." Be sure to include your full name and company affiliation.
Please note: Entries must be received by 10 June 2005 to be eligible for
Have an interesting trivia question to be considered for next month? We won't give you a
prize, but we will publish your name and business in lights if we use it. Submit a trivia
question to SIGGRAPH2005@smithbucklin.com with
the subject line "Trivia Question."
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