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International Resources Events

Monday - Friday, 11-15 August
International Center, Hall H (SIGGRAPH Village)

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Informative international sessions on the current state of computer graphics around the world, organized by representatives of ACM SIGGRAPH and affiliated societies. See the schedule near the International Center Entrance for updates.

Overview of SIGGRAPH 2008 (with Japanese interpreter)
Monday, 11 August
10 am - noon

Members of the SIGGRAPH 2008 Committee present an overview of the conference and highlights of their programs.

Miho Aoki

CG in Latino Countries
Monday, 11 August
4 - 5 pm

A brief overview of the state of CG in Latino countries. The session ends with a celebratory piñata.

Marilenis Olivera

Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA) Open Forum
Tuesday, 12 August
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

ISEA is an international non-profit organization fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse groups and individuals working with art, science, and emerging technologies. This discussion includes information about the organization, the upcoming ISEA Symposium to be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2009, and plans for the future of ISEA. All interested members of the electronic arts community are welcome to attend, to learn about future symposia and share ideas for potential organizational collaborations.

Sue Gollifer

ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Art Committee Meeting
Tuesday, 12 August
3 - 4 pm

The Digital Art Committee of ACM SIGGRAPH invites artists, potential arts collaborators, curators, critics, and others interested in the arts to a discussion of ACM SIGGRAPH's new online community for digital artists. We are launching both a social networking site and a place for reviewed articles, with curated online exhibitions. We are encouraging feedback and ideas from YOU that can be implemented this year. Let your voice be heard!!

Jacki Morie

DCAJ and 3D Consortium: Animation by Young Japanese Creators
Wednesday, 13 August
10 - 11 am

DCAJ presents the winning animations from their Digital Creator Competiton 2007. And 3D Consortium introduces the case for Seiji Morishita, who won the Silver Wing Award at DCC 2004 and established a production and design company, Tange Films, in 2006 with his partner.

Toshio Suzuki

DCAJ: Industrial CG Applications in Japan
Wednesday, 13 August
11 am - noon

DCAJ presents a Japanese CG production company whose entertainment animation work has been selected for screening at SIGGRAPH 2008. Their highly developed CG technique is being utilized for various industrial purposes. Two additional examples of highly advanced industrial utilization of CG technology will also be featured.

Toshio Suzuki

ACM SIGGRAPH Professional and Student Chapters Start-Up Meeting
Wednesday, 13 August
12:30 - 1:30 pm

The Professional and Student Chapters of ACM SIGGRAPH span the globe. Within their local areas, chapters continue the work of ACM SIGGRAPH on a year-round basis via their meetings and other activities. Each chapter consists of individuals involved in education, research and development, the arts, industry, and entertainment who are interested in the advancement of computer graphics and interactive techniques, related technologies, and their applications. Chapter members gather throughout the year at meetings, site visits, conferences, video screenings, art shows, and special events.

This session explains how to start and run a successful ACM SIGGRAPH Professional or Student Chapter. Topics regarding the process are outlined in detail by members of the Chapters Committee, and the session concludes with a Q&A session.

Scott Lang

Art & Economics of Animation in Latin America
Wednesday, 13 August
3 - 4:15 pm: Presentation
4:15 - 5 pm: Latin Snacks

Presentations by Latin America chapters and producers, including short demo. The goal of this talk is to shed light on the quality of animation that can - and is - being produced in Latin America. The types of service that clients can expect, as well as the costs and time involved in producing animation in Latin America, are also discussed.

Alejandro Perelman

SpaceTime Student Exhibition Opening
Wednesday, 13 August
5 - 6 pm

For the first time, the ACM SIGGRAPH SpaceTime Student Exhibition is hosting both a physical and a virtual opening at SIGGRAPH 2008. The ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee has partnered with the Otis College of Art and Design to extend the SpaceTime Gallery into the virtual world via Second Life on Otis Island. The Second Life gallery includes virtual versions of both the animation and print work from the physical gallery.

Rick Barry

ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters Business Meeting
Thursday, 14 August
10 - 11:30 am

The annual Business Meeting for the ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters.

Scott Lang

SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Get Involved: First Session
Thursday, 14 August
12:30 - 1:30 pm

SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 Get Involved: Second Session
Thursday, 14 August
3 - 4 pm Would you like to make a difference? The opportunity awaits you at SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 in Yokohama, Japan. Come speak to the program chairs, ask questions, and say "yes" to an exciting and fulfilling experience. Don't miss it!

Cecilia Ow