International Resources Events

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Hall G (SIGGRAPH Village)  

Informative international sessions on the current state of computer graphics around the world, organized by representatives of ACM SIGGRAPH and affiliated societies.

SpaceTime Animation Screening
Monday, 3 August, through Thursday, 6 August
10 am - 1 pm

Digital review of projects accepted to the annual SpaceTime competition. Featuring the state of creative computer-based student work from around the globe.
Contact: mjbarr (at) (Marc Barr)

Overview of SIGGRAPH 2009 (with Japanese interpreter)
Monday, 3 August
1 - 3 pm

Members of the SIGGRAPH 2009 Committee present an overview of the conference and highlights of their programs.
Contact: mihoalaska (at) (Miho Aoki)

SpaceTime Student Exhibition Opening
Monday, 3 August
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Opening and awards presentation for ACM SIGGRAPH SpaceTime Student Exhibition.
Contact: mjbarr (at)" (Marc Barr)

CG in Latino Countries
Monday, 3 August
4:30 - 5:30 pm

A brief overview of the state of CG in Latino countries. The session ends with a celebratory piñata.
Contact: marilenis (at) (Marilenis Olivera)

Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA) Open Forum
Tuesday, 4 August
1:00 - 2:30 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 the Ruhr region of Germany in 2010, and plans for the future of ISEA, including the new Headquarters based at The University of Brighton and the launch of the ISEA archive site. All interested members of the electronic arts community are welcome to attend, to learn about future symposia and share ideas for potential organizational collaborations.
Contact: sue.gollifer (at) (Sue Gollifer)

Communicating and Understanding Camera Culture
Tuesday, 4 August
2_30 - 4 pm

This forum features Ramesh Raskar (Camera Culture, MIT Media Lab), who is presenting the SIGGRAPH 2009 Course Next Billion Cameras, and provides an opportunity to discuss "camera culture" with people in various fields. The session focuses on next-generation cameras and how our lives will change to adapt to these new inventions. Presented in English with a Japanese interpreter.
Contact: ayumi.miyai (at) (Ayumi Miyai, CG Arts)

Professional Chapters and Student Chapters Start-Up Meeting
Wednesday, 5 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.
Contact: scott (at) (Scott Lang)

Animation by Japanese Students
Wednesday, 5 August
1:30 - 2 pm

DCAJ shows some of the Japanese animation works that won prizes at the Digital Creators Competition 2008 (DCC 2008). Animations submitted by young Korean, Canadian, and Malaysian artists are also included.
Contact: suzuki (at) (Toshio Suzuki)

Industrial Application of CG in Japan
Wednesday, 5 August
2 - 3:00 pm

DCAJ presents some of the Japanese companies that are practicing highly advanced industrial applications of CG technology.
Contact: suzuki (at) (Toshio Suzuki)

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

Presentations by Latin America chapters and producers, including short demos. The goal of this talk is to shed light on the quality of animation that is being produced in Latin America. The type of service that clients can expect, as well as the costs and time involved in producing animation in Latin America, are also discussed.
Contact: alejandro.perelman (at) (Alejandro Perelman)

Chapters Business Meeting
Thursday, 6 August
9 - 10 am

The annual Business Meeting for the ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters.
Contact: scott (at) (Scott Lang)