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.
ACM SIGGRAPH is pleased to announce the results of their annual elections. This year members voted on candidates for the positions of President, Vice President and Director-at-Large. Voting ran from June15th though August 15th, with the new EC members taking office in September.
The results of the election are as follows:
On June 15, members of ACM SIGGRAPH who were in good standing as of May 31, 2017 were sent voting information in an email message or letter from Election Services Corporation (ESC). If ACM does not have an email address on file, members will receive voting information via postal mail. Members also have the option of requesting a paper ballot. If you have not received an email from ESC, please contact them at email@example.com or toll-free at 1-866-720-4357.
By Aruquia Peixoto. Edited by Jessica Sommerville and Diana Arellano.
The ACM SIGGRAPH Awards program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the computer graphics community through their research, teaching, service, or writing. This year, ACM SIGGRAPH will recognize six individuals whose impressive achievements have more than earned them the awards they'll accept onstage at SIGGRAPH 2017.
ACM SIGGRAPH is seeking candidates for four high-level leadership positions in the organization: Treasurer, Director at Large, Chair of the Specialized Conference Committee, and Chair of the Student Services Committee.
The ACM SIGGRAPH election slate for 2017 has been announced. Below are the candidates for the positions of President, Vice President and Director-at-Large. Voting will begin in June, with the new EC members taking office in September.
The ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee is reaching out to the computer graphics and interactive techniques community for input on the future of both the SIGGRAPH conference and organization. You can help shape its future by taking a short, six-question survey to share your opinion: http://svy.mk/2jyEwwE.
Ever wondered how you might become part of the ACM SIGGRAPH volunteer leadership, or contribute to putting together one of the world-leading SIGGRAPH conferences?
Join us at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 in Macao, China, where top leadership from ACM and ACM SIGGRAPH will be present for a special session about these two preeminent professional computing organizations.
The deadline of December 15, 2016 is fast approaching. Please submit your nominations for the award through the ACM SIGGRAPH website by visiting the URL listed below and clicking on "Artist Award Chair." Please include as much information about your nominee as possible, including web links. Nominations must be submitted through the ACM SIGGRAPH website in order to be considered.
On June 15, members of ACM SIGGRAPH who were in good standing as of May 31, 2016 were sent voting information via an email message or postal mail from Election Services Corporation (ESC). If ACM does not have an email address on file, members will receive voting information via postal mail. Members also have the option of requesting a paper ballot.
If you have not received an email from ESC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee has three open positions for the next election: President, Vice-President, and Director at Large. The Nominations Committee will be interviewing potential candidates at SIGGRAPH 2016, and will choose a final slate by the beginning of 2017. The election will be held next summer, and the winning candidates will take office September 1, 2017 for a three year term.