International Resources Events

Informative international sessions on the current state of computer graphics around the world, organized by representatives of ACM SIGGRAPH and affiliated societies.

Overview of SIGGRAPH 2006 (with Japanese interpreter)
Sunday, 30 July
10 am - noon
International Center

Members of the SIGGRAPH 2006 Committee present an overview of the conference and highlights of their programs.

Midori Kitagawa
SIGGRAPH Japanese Liaison
midori (at) utdallas.edu


Performance by the Asian American Dance Troupe
Sunday, 30 July
2 - 2:30 pm


SEAGRAPH, ANZGRAPH, and GRAPHITE Meeting
Sunday, 30 July
4 - 5 pm
International Center

Attendees from Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and surrounding regions are invited to this meeting to find out how we can help each other channel our energies to promote computer graphics activities in these countries. Members of ANZGRAPH (Australia and New Zealand Graphics) and SEAGRAPH (South East Asian Graphics) will present details of their activities during the year and provide information about the forthcoming GRAPHITE conference. Join us, meet others from these regions, and find out how to get involved.

Yong Tsui Lee
Chair of SEAGRAPH
mytlee (at) ntu.edu.sg

Viveka Weiley
Chair of ANZGRAPH
viveka (at) siggraph.org

Matt Adcock
matta (at) siggraph.org


Performance by the Asian American Dance Troupe
Sunday, 30 July
5 - 5:30 pm


Australasian and Southeast Asian Reception
Sunday, 30 July
5 - 6 pm
International Center

Come and meet professionals, artists, and students from Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. This is a great chance to find out what is happening in the computer graphics field in some of the most exotic places on earth. Hosts: the ANZGRAPH and SEAGRAPH organisations.

Yong Tsui Lee
Chair of SEAGRAPH
mytlee (at) ntu.edu.sg

Viveka Weiley
Chair of ANZGRAPH
viveka (at) siggraph.org

Matt Adcock
matta (at) siggraph.org


Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA) Open Forum
Monday, 31 July
11:30 am - 1 pm
International Center

ISEA is an international non-profit organisation fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and individuals working with art, science, and emerging technologies. This discussion includes information about the organization and the upcoming ISEA Symposium to be held in San Jose, California, 5-13 August 2006 and plans for the future of ISEA. All interested members of the electronic arts community are welcome to attend, to learn about future symposia and share ideas for potential organizational collaborations.

Cynthia Beth Rubin
cbrubin (at) risd.edu


CG in Latino Countries
Monday, 31 July
4 - 5 pm
International Center

A brief overview of the state of CG in Latino countries. The session will end with a celebratory piñata.

Marilenis Olivera
marilenis (at) gmail.com


Japanese Mind in Animation
Tuesday, 1 August
10 - 11 am
International Center

Is animation enough if it is interesting or full of action? DCAJ will show a series of short animations created by young talents who do not think this is the case and therefore include a variety of sentiment in their animations. You can see real Japanese animations that have not been filtered by western taste. The animation techniques are first class, because all the works were selected by the Digital Content Association of Japan.

Toshio Suzuki
Digital Content Association of Japan (DCAJ)
suzuki (at) dcaj.or.jp


Industrial Application of CG in Japan
Tuesday, 1 August
11 am - noon
International Center

A presentation on how the world's most advanced CG technologies are utilized in the Japanese automobile industry and other manufacturing industries.

Toshio Suzuki
Digital Content Association of Japan (DCAJ)
suzuki (at) dcaj.or.jp


ACM SIGGRAPH In-Cooperation and Sponsored Conferences and Workshops
Tuesday, 1 August
noon - 1 pm
International Center

If you are on a committee for a conference or are thinking of setting one up that is relevant to computer graphics and interactive techniques, then this meeting is for you. The ACM SIGGRAPH Small Conference Coordinators provide information on developing a relationship with ACM SIGGRAPH.

Kirsten Cater
ACM SIGGRAPH Small Conference Coordinator
cater (at) siggraph.org

Scott Lang
ACM SIGGRAPH Small Conference Coordinator
lang (at) siggraph.org


The Teapot through the Ages
Tuesday, 1 August
3 - 3:30 pm
International Center

The canonical teapot was modeled over 30 years ago by Martin Newell at the University of Utah. This talk examines how this simple geometric model became a graphics icon and shows some of the many images made of the teapot over the years, as well as the variants of the model that have been made.

Peter Shirley
University of Utah
shirley (at) cs.utah.edu


Enjoying the World's Most Popular Beverage
Tuesday, 1 August
3:30 - 4 pm
International Center

Apart from water, tea is the most popular beverage in the world. This talk looks at the nature of tea and its history, manufacture, and enjoyment.

Frank Sanchez
Upton Tea Imports


Tea-Time with Dr. Martin Newell, Adobe Fellow and Inventor of the Utah Teapot
Tuesday, 1 August
4 - 5 pm
International Center/Hall B Lobby

Enjoy a cup of tea with SIGGRAPH 2006 special guest Martin Newell, creator of the Utah Teapot 3D computer model, who now leads a team of computer graphics innovators in Adobe's Advanced Technology Labs. Also meet Upton Tea's Frank Sanchez and ask questions about the international culture of tea drinking. Upton Tea Imports will be distributing samples of their products.

Marc J. Barr
mjbarr (at) mtsu.edu


SIGGRAPH Traveling Art Show Meeting
Wednesday, 2 August
9 - 10 am
International Center

Every other year, a subset of the art pieces exhibited at the conference is selected to form a Traveling Art Show (TAS). The TAS is available for travel for two years after the completion of the conference. Past exhibitors of the TAS include museums, university galleries, and new-media festivals. If you're interesting in bringing these or future art shows to your community, please attend this meeting to find out more, including assistance in scheduling, shipping, and insurance.

Lina Yamaguchi
lina (at) siggraph.org


SIGGRAPH 2007 International Resources Information Session
Wednesday, 2 August
10 - 11 am
International Center

Are you interested in volunteering for the SIGGRAPH 2007 International Resources Committee? Maybe you'd like to help publicize the conference in your city or country. Or maybe you'd just like to make some suggestions or recommendations about international services for SIGGRAPH 2007. Whatever your level of interest, please join us and meet the ACM SIGGRAPH International Relations Coordinators.

Kirsten Cater
ACM SIGGRAPH International Relations Coordinator
cater (at) siggraph.org

Scott Lang
ACM SIGGRAPH International Relations Coordinator
lang (at) siggraph.org


ACM SIGGRAPH Professional and Student Chapters Start-Up Meeting
Wednesday, 2 August
noon - 1:30 pm
International Center

The Professional and Student Chapters of ACM SIGGRAPH span the globe. Within their local areas, chapters continue the work of ACM SIGGRAPH on a year-round basis via their meetings and other activities. Each chapter consists of individuals involved in education, research and development, the arts, industry, and entertainment who are interested in the advancement of computer graphics and interactive techniques, related technologies, and their applications. Chapter members gather throughout the year at meetings, site visits, conferences, video screenings, art shows, and special events.

This session explains how to start and run a successful ACM SIGGRAPH Professional or Student Chapter. Topics regarding the process are outlined in detail by members of the Chapters Committee, and the session concludes with a Q&A session.

Francis McAfee
ACM SIGGRAPH Director for Chapters
mcafee (at) fau.edu


AFRIGRAPH Meeting (African Graphics Association)
Wednesday, 2 August
3 - 4 pm
International Center

This meeting reviews the latest exciting developments in computer graphics and interactive techniques in Africa, and provide details of the forthcoming AFRIGRAPH conference. Members of AFRIGRAPH also present details of their activities during the year, including an overview of the 4th International Conference on Virtual Reality, Computer Graphics, Visualization and Interaction in Africa which took place in Cape Town, South Africa, 25-27 January 2006.

Alan Chalmers
alan_chalmers (at) siggraph.org

Patrick Marais
patrick (at) cs.uct.ac.za


Computer Graphics in the Czech Republic
Wednesday, 2 August
4 - 5 pm
International Center

Meet professionals, artists, and students from the Czech Republic. This is a great chance to find out what is happening in the computer graphics field in this part of Europe and to hear from members of the newly chartered Prague ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter present details of their activities during the year.

Alexia Convers
alex (at) ARKYtex.com


ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters Reception
Wednesday, 2 August
5 - 6 pm
International Center

Meet and greet members of the ACM SIGGRAPH chapters from around the world over snacks and drinks.