ACM SIGGRAPH News
ACM SIGGRAPH presents five awards to recognize exceptional achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques. The list of past award winners reads like the who's who of computer graphics. This year's award recipients are as follows:
2015 Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics: Henry Fuchs
The 2015 ACM SIGGRAPH election results have been announced. Paul Strauss will join the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee as a director-at-large, Dave Shreiner will take over as treasurer and Jessica Hodgins will begin a second term as one of the organization's six directors-at-large. All three will serve three-year terms, beginning on July 1, 2015.
The Tehran Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH was formed a little more than a year ago. In the intervening months, it has grown into one of the organization's most active chapters, amassing more than 400 members and hosting nearly a dozen successful events.
In an effort to learn more about the chapter, and discover the secret behind its breakneck growth and continued success, we sat down for a chat with Tehran ACM SIGGRAPH Chair Amirhossein Erfani.
Why do you think it's important to have an ACM SIGGRAPH chapter in Tehran?
“Enhanced Vision - Digital Video,” is an online video art show presented by the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Committee (DAC). The show focuses on the use of digital methodologies to enhance the moving image -- specifically, looking at how effects can reveal meaning and content. Each piece in the exhibition explores a socially significant issue through the combination of video and digital effects.