ACM SIGGRAPH News
SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 receives strong interest from the industry
Umbilici Bracelets, the SIGGRAPH Fellows Award
by Alyn Rockwood
“And the primal became two” - I Ching.
The two bracelets, emblems of Art and Technology, are duals. Art is an organic shape with a heart-shaped cross-section. It undulates and breathes. The sleeker Technology has a triangular cross-section. Linked together, the two bracelets represent the bond between these two human endeavors. They also gear one another; rolling one bracelet will turn the other.
Designing Knowledge is a 2018 ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community online exhibition. The exhibition seeks to showcase online digital repositories, archives and applications that make use of new media, art and design, and computer graphics to enable the creation, dissemination and preservation of new knowledge in areas such as archaeology, anthropology, art history, cultural heritage, all areas of geography, cartography, information and library studies, history, literary studies and museology.
The first major change is that all elected positions will be director positions and ACM SIGGRAPH’s officers will no longer be elected to specific positions through member elections. Every year, after the new EC takes office, it will select new officers from within the EC to serve one-year terms. The officers will be the Chair, Chair-Elect, Treasurer, and Treasurer-Elect. The Chair-Elect will become the Chair and the Treasurer-Elect will become the Treasurer after the next election.
SIGGRAPH Doctoral Consortium
Aspiring artists from around New Zealand sharpen your pencils and hone your Photoshop skills: the Light and Dark Secondary School Character Competition is now underway and students have until June 5 to submit their entries.
Call for Participation: ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation in Paris, France
Final Call for Papers
The papers deadline is appraching fast! You can submit your papers by April 9, 2018 – 23:59 UTC. We also want to highlight again that all accepted submissions will be published at the CGF journal this year. As a consequence, there will be a strict 10-page limit for content (plus references). Authors will be notified of acceptance by May 18.
Story by Melanie Farmer
For the past 20 years, Laval Virtual has been keeping it real with virtual reality, emerging as the prominent platform and exhibition space for everything related to VR and its future. And, at this year’s annual multi-day conference—expected to draw 20,000 attendees—Laval Virtual continues to serve as the destination for those in the industry, or curious about the industry, to get a firsthand look at the innovation and promise of one of the fastest growing mediums in technology.
Eurographics Symposium on Rendering
July 2-4, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2018 will take place at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany from July 2nd to July 4th, 2018. This 29th event continues the series of highly successful Eurographics Symposia and Workshops on Rendering.
ACM SIGGRAPH is seeking nominations for the Chair of the Education Committee and the Chair of the Information Services Committee. Applications are due May 1, 2018.