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16 Jan 2015
From Paper to VR: 360-degree Animation of 2D Illustrations
Tags: Animation, art, Software
By Cody Welsh

In the modern day, there are a number of software options for artists who wish to animate their illustrations without a lot of the tedious work that might otherwise be involved in the process. One company that produces this kind of software is Live2D, whose products focus on dynamic and configurable 2D models of illustrations. Cubism is their flagship product at the moment, boasting many of the tools that a regular 3D modeling program might possess. Recently, Live2D announced the development of a new software program: Euclid.

18 Nov 2014
Nominations Sought for Distinguished Artist Award
Tags: art, Awards, SIGGRAPH

The ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award is given out once a year to an artist who has created a substantial body of work that significantly advances the field of digital art. ACM SIGGRAPH members are warmly invited to nominate individuals for the 2015 Distinguished Artist Award by contacting the ACM SIGGRAPH Artist Award Chair. Nominations are due by December 15, 2014.

03 Nov 2014
SIGGRAPH Asia Panels Explore the Evolution of Digital Art
Tags: art, SIGGRAPH Asia

SIGGRAPH Asia is teaming up with the Digital Arts Community of ACM SIGGRAPH for the 2014 Conference in Shenhzen. On December 6, 2014, the SIGGRAPH Asia Featured Sessions program will include two digital arts panels to open the current discourse regarding future trends within artistic and multi-disciplinary practices.

10 Oct 2014
Call for Submissions to Video Art Show
Tags: art, Graphics

ACM SIGGRAPH's Digital Art Community is now accepting submissions to its upcoming art show: "Enhanced Vision - Digital Video." The show will be an online international survey of today's most exciting and innovative digitally-enhanced video art works.

The creators of the show describe it as follows:

20 Mar 2014
Online Game Art Show Uncovers Fascinating Indie Games
Tags: art, Art Gallery, Gaming

The ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community has unveiled their latest online exhibition, entitled "The Aesthetics of Gameplay." 

Curated by Greg Garvey, Director of Game Design & Development at Quinnipiac University, the show spotlights the art and gameplay design of 45 refreshingly original independent games.

28 Jan 2014
Spotlight on Art: A Chat with Star Trek Artist Rick Sternbach
Tags: art, Film, Graphics

Not many people can say that they've taught Scotty how to fly a spaceship. Or shown Captain Picard the basics of using a Macintosh computer. In fact, Rick Sternbach is the only person I know who can.

12 Dec 2013
Deadline for Distinguished Artist Award Nominations Approaching
Tags: art, Awards, SIGGRAPH

Nominations for the 2014 ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Arts are due by December 23, 2013. Since the award's creation in 2009, it has been presented annually to an artist whose substantial body of work has significantly advanced aesthetic content the field of digital art.

04 Nov 2013
Digital Art Master Class With Stanley Artgerm Lau
Tags: art, Graphics, SIGGRAPH Asia

Attendees of SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 (Hong Kong, November 19 to 22) will have the opportunity to catch one or more of this year's Industry Master Classes. Among the 2013 Master Class offerings is a four-hour session with renowned digital artist Stanley Artgerm Lau

18 Sep 2013
The Academy Highlights Legendary Animator Richard Williams
Tags: Animation, art

On Friday, October 4 in Beverly Hills, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host "This Amazing Medium," an animation master class and retrospective with Oscar®-winning animator Richard Williams.

12 Aug 2013
Spotlight on Art: Interview With Video Game Artist Joseph Drust
Tags: art, Gaming, SIGGRAPH

According to a recent survey conducted by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, 69 percent of U.S. households play video games. But for character artist Joseph Drust, games are more than just a bit of fun after work — they are his work.

The 17th Japan Media Arts Festival
Tags: Animation, art, festival

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions; Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. It also provides a platform for appreciation of the award-winning and other notable works.

01 May 2013
Call for Submissions: SpaceTime 2013
Tags: art, Education, mentors, students

The ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee is sponsoring the SpaceTime juried Student Poster Competition & and Online Exhibition 2013 again this year. The competition provides an excellent opportunity for students currently attending school in either a traditional academic setting or a home school at either the High School/Secondary or College/University levels and working in computer based media to exhibit their creative work nationally and internationally.

26 Feb 2013
Content, Content, Content
Tags: art, computer graphics, conference, Education, science

Are you taking advantage of all the content provided to ACM SIGGRAPH members? One of the most valuable member benefits you have is access to a plethora of great content, such as:

YouTube: SIGGRAPH Asia featured speaker Karlheinz Brandenburg.

Digital Library: All ACM SIGGRAPH members have access to the SIGGRAPH portion of the content in the ACM Digital Library (including the proceedings of the SIGGRAPH annual conferences). All SIGGRAPH material is available in PDF form.

There is a wealth of information just waiting for you to access through your membership!


26 Feb 2013
SIGGRAPH Asia Returns to Hong Kong for 2013
Tags: art, computer graphics, conference, Education, science, students

SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 returns to Hong Kong, the cosmopolitan city where East meets West for the second time this November.  This year’s conference program line-up includes the Art Gallery, Computer Animation Festival, Courses, Emerging Technologies, Posters, Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications, Technical Briefs, and Technical Papers.  The Call for Submissions for all programs will be live in early March.  Join our mailing list to get latest updates about the conference or visit the SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 website.

26 Feb 2013
Faculty Submitted Student Art Exhibit
Tags: art, Education, Student

The ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee has issued a Call for Participation for the Faculty Submitted Student Art Exhibit at SIGGRAPH 2013. The curated exhibit is open to all faculty working at Secondary/High School through University levels. Please submit images of work by your best students accompanied by the assigned project by June 1, 2013.

The exhibit is open to any content area; art, animation, graphic design, game design, architecture, visualization, etc.

Rebecca Strzelec
Tags: art, Education

1. What do you do, and how long have you been doing it?

I am an artist and educator. I’ve been making art my whole life and I’ve been lucky to have friends and family who started calling me an artist at an early age. I am a Professor of Visual Arts at Penn State Altoona as well and have been teaching there since 2002.

2. What was your first job?

Babysitting, unofficially. Officially I was a basketball referee for tiny tots.

Media Convergence : Concepts for Multiple Media and Expectations
Tags: art, chapters, new york


Three panelists - Miranda Patterson, Scott Sindorf and Allan Wai - along with moderator Mechthild Schmidt, will look at how the convergence of various types of media impacts our lives and shapes our expectations. More details can be found at nyc.siggraph.org This was added by Teresa as a demo. Will probably be okay to delete.