Chair’s Corner

This is a regular column to keep ACM SIGGRAPH members and those who are interested in computer graphics and interactive techniques informed on news and updates from the SIGGRAPH Executive Committee. ACM SIGGRAPH Chair, Adam Bargteil, will be updating everyone on key initiatives and priorities set by the Committee as well as providing information on a range of matters about the organization he feels are worth sharing.

 

Chair’s Corner: Farewell Essay

As with most goodbyes, this moment is bittersweet. I am very excited to pass the chores of being chair onto my successor and claw some time back for my own research and other endeavors. At the same time, I have been honored to serve as chair of SIGGRAPH and generally...

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Chair’s Corner: The SIGGRAPH Budget

One of the most frequent criticisms I hear about SIGGRAPH is that the organization is opaque or, equivalently, I hear about a lack of transparency. To the extent that this critique is fair, it is not due to a desire for secrecy (there are only a handful of things that...

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Chair’s Corner – On Ethics

Howdy, This is a difficult essay to write. I know people will disagree with me. But, it is an important and timely topic. Issues falling under the “ethics” umbrella seem to be riling computer science more than at any time I can remember. Many of these end up in my...

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Chair’s Corner – Why I Volunteer

A Message from ACM SIGGRAPH Chair, Adam Bargteil Howdy, A couple of years ago I attended an event for volunteer leaders. The event itself is a story for another time. But, one memorable moment was when a friend, colleague, and professional partner asked me “why do you...

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Chair’s Corner – Upsides to the Pandemic

A Message from ACM SIGGRAPH Chair, Adam Bargteil I was shocked to realize that halfway into my time as chair of ACM SIGGRAPH, I have not yet written to you. I am now committed to a monthly message about what is going on. It would be easy to dwell on the negative...

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President’s Corner – We stand with you.

A Message from ACM SIGGRAPH President Jessica Hodgins Dear ACM SIGGRAPH community, We are all struggling to understand and respond to the underlying issues surrounding yet another murder of an unarmed black man in the United States. I would like to offer support to...

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COVID19 Communication

Dear ACM SIGGRAPH community, Like many industries, our field of computer graphics and interactive techniques is experiencing significant challenges amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. It has forced all of us to make abrupt changes to our daily routines: learning to...

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SIGGRAPH Frontiers

SIGGRAPH Members, The field of computer graphics and interactive techniques is diverse and evolving. The Executive Committee is supporting this evolution by setting up programs to bring emerging and related areas into the fold. We want ACM SIGGRAPH to be the place...

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Volunteership at ACM SIGGRAPH

SIGGRAPH Members, Many of you already know the value we place on volunteership at ACM SIGGRAPH. Our organization is governed and driven by our a remarkable/energetic group of volunteers. Without member volunteers we would not—could not—have the dynamic, diverse and...

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Strategy

SIGGRAPH Members, Now that another inspiring and successful SIGGRAPH conference is behind us, I would like to tell you about some ways your Executive Committee (EC) is supporting our diverse and growing community. When the EC met at the end of Jeff Jortner’s...

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ACM SIGGRAPH CARES

SIGGRAPH Members, The Executive Committee (EC) is committed to upholding ACM’s strict policy and procedures against harassment for all members of the ACM SIGGRAPH community. The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims...

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Proposed Bylaw Changes

SIGGRAPH Members, The Executive Committee (EC) will be proposing a few notable changes to the SIGGRAPH Bylaws. These proposed changes have been approved by ACM and will be presented to the SIGGRAPH members for a vote in the summer election. There will be in-depth...

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ACM SIGGRAPH Academy

ACM SIGGRAPH Members, The Executive Committee has recently established the ACM SIGGRAPH Academy to recognize individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of computer graphics and interactive techniques. In its inaugural year, the SIGGRAPH Academy...

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ACM SIGGRAPH Practitioner Award

SIGGRAPH members, I’m starting a regular column as a way to keep everyone informed of news and updates from the SIGGRAPH Executive Committee. I’ll be updating you on key initiatives and priorities set by the Committee as well as providing information on a range of...

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