Programs and Events Call for Participation Main
Emerging Technologies
Enhanced Realities
Remember when you first discovered coloring books? Creative energy flowed freely because Crayons were easy to use. Then you encountered computers and perhaps could not even find the lines you were told to stay inside!

Bring your creative energy to SIGGRAPH 98's Enhanced Realities, a showcase of innovations that facilitate human/idea/machine interaction.

Show us how computer graphics can be applied with genetic algorithms and neural nets to bring us closer to an augmented future where intelligent graphics can learn, become our playmates, our helpmates, and our instructors.

We want to see things that make us return to that child-like wonder of discovery. Technological innovations that immerse us in enhanced realities. That minimize the path from brain to experience. That make us ask: "Why didn't I think of that?" That take us as close as possible to hard-wiring our brains.

Janet McAndless
SIGGRAPH 98 Enhanced Realities Chair
Sony Pictures Imageworks



The deadline for Enhanced Realities proposals was
14 January 1998.

We thank you for your submissions. If you submitted your work to Enhanced Realities, you should have already received verification that your submission was received and is being processed. If you have not heard from us, please email us at IMMEDIATELY.

Upon Acceptance

Contributors agree that if they are accepted their responsibilities are as follows:

1. Arrive at SIGGRAPH 98 with all necessary equipment and staff and have such equipment fully installed and functional by Saturday, 18 July 1998. SIGGRAPH 98 will supply a limited amount of shipping support on a resource-available basis. Contributors should work with program chairs to coordinate shipping requirements and available support.

2. Coordinate arrival of all equipment at SIGGRAPH 98.

3. Insure their works to and from the conference.

4. Provide adequate operational and technical support personnel to maintain full operation of their project for five full days.

5. Dismantle and remove equipment on Friday, 24 July 1998 after 5 pm.

6. Accept responsibility for travel and lodging of all persons participating in their project.

7. Guarantee that the contributor is legally authorized to submit materials for publication and presentation.

Contributor Recognition

A summary of what you will receive now that your work has been accepted by SIGGRAPH 98.

Materials We Need For Conference Documentation

In order to document your submission in the SIGGRAPH 98 print and electronic publications, we must receive certain materials from you. It is your responsibility to provide material in a timely and orderly manner to SIGGRAPH 98.

Your submission will be documented in the Conference Abstracts & Applications Catalog. This publication consists of a printed book and an accompanying CD-ROM.

What We Need:

The materials we will need from you to accurately document your submission are:


Digital text which describes your submission as you would like it to appear in print. PLEASE NOTE: What you submit will be printed. For example, do not include your name or contact information if you do not wish it to be printed. This publication is produced on a Power Macintosh; please try to send us text which is compatible with this platform. ASCII text without formatting is best, as the text will be edited and placed in a page layout program.


If you are submitting images over and above those included with your submission, we prefer to receive images as 35mm slides; they provide our best opportunity to accurately reproduce your visual content. Photographic prints and transparencies are acceptable, as are digital images. Polaroid prints are not acceptable except as a last resort.

If digital images are submitted, they should conform to the following guidelines:

at least 300 dpi at 4" by 5"

pixel resolution of at least 1200 by 1500

TIFF or EPS formats, no compression, Macintosh or PC platform

GIF and JPEG are not acceptable formats

Screen captures should be made on as large a display monitor as possible, to ensure acceptable image resolution.

Where To Send It:


Text for your submission should be sent via e-mail to:

Janet McAndless
SIGGRAPH 98 Enhanced Realities Chair
Sony Pictures Imageworks


Images may be sent by courier or postal service to the following address:

Janet McAndless
SIGGRAPH 98 Enhanced Realities Chair
Sony Pictures Imageworks
9050 W. Washington Blvd. No. 367
Culver City, California 90232 USA
+1.310.840.8172 work
+1.310.840.8256 fax

Images may also be uploaded to "" via anonymous FTP to the following URL:

use "anonymous" as the username and your e-mail address as the password

make sure you use "binary" mode to transfer any image files.

label your files clearly and uniquely, using your full name as part of the filename:


notify us that you have uploaded files to this directory at:

Janet McAndless
SIGGRAPH 98 Enhanced Realities Chair
Sony Pictures Imageworks


Text and images as described above need to be sent on or before 9 March 1998.

NOTE: If you are interested in submitting supplemental material to be documented in the CD-ROM only, (this could include; additional images, multimedia projects, QuickTime or MPEG animations, applications, sounds, source code, etc.), please contact Stephen Spencer at for separate deadlines, and complete instructions to format and send your supplemental material. Supplemental material is optional, though strongly encouraged.

Further Information

If you have questions regarding this document or your responsibilities as a contributor to the SIGGRAPH 98 conference, please contact:

Janet McAndless
SIGGRAPH 98 Enhanced Realities Chair
Sony Pictures Imageworks

Main Comments and questions