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3D Scanning Goes Presidential

How the Smithsonian and USC Institute for Creative Technologies worked together to create the first-ever 3D presidential portrait.

President Obama Lands the First 3D Presidential Portrait
By Kristy Barkan

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama made room in his speech to talk about a subject that some may have found an odd choice for a presidential address: 3D printing. His comments on 3D printing were positive, noting that the technology "has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything." A little over a year later, President Obama's prediction was proven true -- and in a rather personal way.

Destruction at its Best

The realistic visualization of destruction -- of epic proportions -- is the cornerstone of the high-speed racing game, "Next Car Game." 

ACM SIGGRAPH writer Cody Welsh takes a closer look at the engine behind the game's stunning graphics.

ACM Transactions on Graphics Seeks Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Graphics is the foremost peer-reviewed journal in the field of computer graphics. The term of the journal's current editor-in-chief -- Julie Dorsey of Yale University -- is ending, and the ACM Publications Board has assembled a nomination committee to aid the board in its selection of Ms. Dorsey's successor, whose term will begin January 1, 2015. 

Submit Your Work to SIGGRAPH 2015

SIGGRAPH 2015 is the 42nd occurrence of the world's largest international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. The conference and exhibition will take place in Los Angeles from August 9 to 13, and is expected to draw attendance in the tens of thousands.

Last Chance to Register Online for SIGGRAPH Asia 2014

SIGGRAPH Asia, Asia's largest and most respected conference on computer graphics, will take place this year from December 3 to 6 in Shenzhen, China. Online registration for the conference closes on November 20.

FMX 2015

In 1994 the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg started an event that intended to put graduates from German Film and Media Schools in touch with the industry. It was labeled "Film and Media Exchange" and was supposed to take place every two years. With its high-quality presentations by international speakers, boothes and workshops by soft- and hardware vendors and additional partner events, it became an immediate success. After 1998 it changed its subtitle to "Congress for Digital Media Production".

Call for Submissions to Video Art Show

ACM SIGGRAPH's Digital Art Community is now accepting submissions to its upcoming art show: "Enhanced Vision - Digital Video." The show will be an online international survey of today's most exciting and innovative digitally-enhanced video art works.

The creators of the show describe it as follows:

PIXELvienna 9

PIXELvienna is the Annual Austrian Computer Graphics and Animation Conference taking place in the beautiful setting of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.

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