As the art of animation continues to evolve, so, too, does the ACM SIGGRAPH community and its premiere showcase of computer animation, the twice-annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.
The proposed bylaw changes by the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee (EC) have been approved by the ACM EC when the member voting failed to meet the ten percent rule required for all bylaw changes. These changes will start in the voting taking place in next summer's elections.
This year we were pleased to announce the SIGGRAPH Academy at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver. The initial class of inductees was drawn from previous award winners. However, moving forward, our goal is to induct a broader range of individuals who have made substantial contributions to our field. To accomplish this, we need nominations for the Academy from across all of computer graphics.
Here is the information you need to make a nomination:
ACM SIGGRAPH is seeking Nominations for two committee Chairs. The first position is Chair of the Awards Committee. The second position is Chair of the External Relations. If you are interested in either position, please contact the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Rebecca Strzelec.
ACM SIGGRAPH Election Results
ACM SIGGRAPH has announced the results of the 2018 election. This year members voted on three Executive Committee positions and changes in the bylaws. The three Executive Committee positions were Treasurer and two Director-at-Large. The results of the elected members are:
Brad A. Lawrence
Paul S. Strauss
ACM SIGGRAPH 2018 Award Winners Announced
Diversity and Inclusion: The key to a successful future, or the next step toward imminent failure.
Diversity and inclusion have become buzzwords, not only in North America but around the world. But what do they actually mean? Why does diversity and inclusion (D&I) matter when it comes to the world of computer graphics and interactive techniques?
ACM SIGGRAPH Workshop: Truth in Images, Videos, and Graphics
Organizers: Irfan Essa, Chris Bregler, Hany Farid
ACM SIGGRAPH Workshop: Grand Challenges in Chronic Healthcare
Organizer: Evan Hirsch
ACM SIGGRAPH Workshop: Computer Graphics for Autonomous Driving Applications
Organizers: Antonio M. López, José A. Iglesias-Guitián
ACM SIGGRAPH needs your help electing members of the Executive Committee. This election will fill the role of Treasurer as well as two Directors At Large. It also includes important Bylaw changes.
Each candidate on the ballot has authored a position statement explaining their vision of what they hope to accomplish as member of the EC. Reviewing these statements and exploring member profiles will be useful in making informed decisions. Learn about the candidates and the Bylaw changes and cast your vote before 16:00 UTC 15 August 2018!
The ACM SIGGRAPH election window is now open and will remain open until August 15, 2018. There are two races being held, one for Treasurer and the other for Director At Large in which the top two candidate will be elected. Those elected will be starting their terms September 1, 2018.
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.
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.
ACM SIGGRAPH Membership,
I’d like to take a moment to thank one of our longstanding ACM SIGGRAPH members—Scott Owen, who has recently ended his tenure as Nominations Committee Chair in February. Scott will continue on as part of the Executive Committee Strategy Team and will be chairing the Governance Committee.
Call for Nominations: 2018 SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art.
The deadline of 15 December 2016 is fast approaching. Time to submit your nominations for the award through the ACM SIGGRAPH website! Do not assume that someone else is nominating your choice for the award – so take some action now!
In this changing world, ACM SIGGRAPH requires a new and bolder vision. In response to this need, the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee (EC) commissioned a diverse cross-discipline team to develop an overarching five year strategic initiative to ensure our organization and community remain relevant and continues to be recognized as the premier global organization for computer graphics and interactive techniques.