Teapot Exhibit Talks

The Teapot Through the Ages
Tuesday, 1 August
3 - 3:30 pm
International Center/Hall B Lobby

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/Hall B Lobby

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