Frequently Asked Questions

1.Will SIGGRAPH 2006 pay for shipping my work?

2. Should I send video documentation of my piece?

3. May I submit my unfinished work as a "work in progress" if it is not complete by the submission deadline?

4. I am an artist with an interactive art installation. Will my submission be considered?

5. Will I really have to do a formal presentation of my work at SIGGRAPH 2006?

6. I'm having trouble uploading the high-resolution digital image required for the online submission. What should I do?

7. My email address will be changing soon. How can I notify you of the update?

8. I've completed the online submission forms, but the system still allows me to edit my account. Am I done?

9. Should I submit a Sketch in addition to my Emerging Technologies proposal?

10. If I don't need to ship my equipment and carry it in with me, do I need to do the shipping documents?

1. Will SIGGRAPH 2006 pay for shipping my work?
No. If your work is accepted, you are responsible for crating, shipping, and in-transit insurance. SIGGRAPH 2006 will insure the work while it is on display at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.   TOP

2. Should I send video documentation of my piece?
Yes. Yes. Absolutely! Time-based documentation is the best way to illustrate the actual experience for the conference attendees. We may also use the video in publicity for Emerging Technologies.   TOP

3. May I submit my unfinished work as a "work in progress" if it is not complete by the submission deadline?
A work in progress may be submitted if it represents at least 95 percent of the final version. Please explain in detail what additions will be made prior to the installation.   TOP

4. I am an artist with an interactive art installation. Will my submission be considered?
Yes. Installation-based artworks should be submitted to Emerging Technologies. This jury process will be coordinated with the Art Gallery. The jury will give consideration to all works. Sometimes it is difficult to measure what proportion of a work is art versus technology versus science. We encourage you to submit artwork. Please emphasize in your sumbission that it is art-focused and make sure you indicate this art focus on the submission form. Non-technical interactive art works should be submitted directly to the Art Gallery.   TOP

5. Will I really have to do a formal presentation of my work at SIGGRAPH 2006?
Yes. The presentation is an excellent format for you to highlight the achievements of your research in front of a larger audience and show some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of your work.   TOP

6. I'm having trouble uploading the high-resolution digital image required for the online submission. What should I do?
If, due to bandwidth restrictions, you cannot upload a high-resolution image or supplemental movies, please instead upload a lower-resolution version. If you need to include a high-resolution version for jury review and publication stills, put these on CD-ROM or Zip disc as specified in the How to Submit Your Work.   TOP

7. My email address will be changing soon. How can I notify you of the update?
You will be able to edit and change your email address in the online submission system.   TOP

8. I've completed the online submission forms, but the system still allows me to edit my account. Am I done?
Yes. But you are allowed to edit your online submission account until the deadline: 20 January 2006, 5 pm in your time zone.   TOP

9. Should I submit a Sketch in addition to my Emerging Technologies proposal?
Yes. This year we are highly encouraging Technology Sketch submissions from those who submit an Emerging Technology submissions. Sketches is the perfect forum to speak about your technology, especially the concepts, techniques, and innovations behind your Emerging Technology project.   TOP

10. If I don't need to ship my equipment and carry it in with me, do I need to do the shipping documents?
(This will need to be worked out as it relates specifically to the Boston Convention Center union agreements.)   TOP