ACM SIGGRAPH News
SIGGRAPH 2016 content is now available for free in the ACM Digital Library for a one-month period that began two weeks before the conference, and will end a week after it concludes. Following this one-month "free access" window, the content is available at no cost in perpetuity, exclusively through open access links on SIGGRAPH.org.
On June 15, members of ACM SIGGRAPH who were in good standing as of May 31, 2016 were sent voting information via an email message or postal mail from Election Services Corporation (ESC). Members should have received the email if ACM has their current email address on file. If ACM does not have an email address on file, members will receive voting information via postal mail. Members also have the option of requesting a paper ballot.
Voting closes August 15. The newly elected directors will take office on September 1, 2016.
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The ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee has three open positions for the next election: President, Vice-President, and Director at Large. The Nominations Committee will be interviewing potential candidates at SIGGRAPH 2016, and will choose a final slate by the beginning of 2017. The election will be held next summer, and the winning candidates will take office September 1, 2017 for a three year term.
What goes unseen, unfelt, unheard? The Digital Arts Community of ACM SIGGRAPH presents Science of the Unseen: Digital Art Perspectives, an on-line exhibition curated by Phil Gough (Australia) and Lindsay Zackeroff (USA). Comprised of both moving and still imagery, the works in this captivating exhibition integrate science and art to amplify what may go unperceived in usual visual, social, and political registers.
The SIGGRAPH Pioneers Group is proud to present one of the most influential scientists in computer graphics history, Alvy Ray Smith, as the guest speaker for the 2016 Pioneers' Reception. Dr. Smith pioneered numerous advances in computer graphics, including one of the first digital paint systems, the alpha channel and digital sprites.
Since 2003, the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee and the ACM SIGGRAPH Pioneers have sponsored the Spend a Week at SIGGRAPH Student Program, which brings high school sophomores and juniors to the the annual SIGGRAPH conference. This year, the two groups are eager to continue the tradition -- but they need your help.
Since its formation in 1996, the ACM SIGGRAPH Cartographic Visualization Project has held a Birds-of-a-Feather session at the annual SIGGRAPH conference. This year is no exception. The ACM SIGGRAPH Cartographic Visualization session at SIGGRAPH 2016 will take place at the top of the week, in the Anaheim Convention Center.
Monday, July 25, 2016: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., ACM SIGGRAPH Theater of the SIGGRAPH International Center
SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 seeks student volunteers to head to Macao, China this December.
Student volunteers at SIGGRAPH Asia can expect to take part in a wide variety of conference programs, connect with computer graphics professionals, access exclusive student volunteer sessions and experience all that SIGGRAPH Asia has to offer with a full conference registration.
Visit the SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 website for more information.
Enhanced Vision – Digital Video is an online exhibition of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Art Community. The show highlights new works by video artists exploring socially important issues who use digital methods to enhance their practice. Launched in the spring of 2015, the works in this exhibition have gone on to win prizes and be featured in other important competitions.