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10 Jan 2014
SIGGRAPH 2014 Submission Deadlines Approaching
Tags: conference, Research, SIGGRAPH

Image credit: Contre Temps © 2013 Supinfocon

Deadlines for submissions to SIGGRAPH 2014 are rapidly approaching. As always, the lifeblood of the conference is showcasing the talent and creativity of its attendees and exhibitors -- so please consider submitting!

From the SIGGRAPH 2014 Team:

15 Dec 2013
SIGGRAPH 2014 Student Volunteer Applications Now Open
Tags: SIGGRAPH, Student, Volunteer

Until February 9, 2014 at 22:00 GMT, applications for student volunteer positions at SIGGRAPH 2014 are open. Volunteering at SIGGRAPH is an excellent way for students to get involved with the conference and network with leaders in their chosen field. When not working, SIGGRAPH 2014 student volunteers have full access to the conference programs and the exhibit hall. 

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.

SIGGRAPH 2013 Electronic Theater Screening
Tags: Animation, chapters, SIGGRAPH

The Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter welcomes you to join them for an evening of electric animation entertainment at the Royal Theater in Little Italy. A composite of work from top animators all over the world will be shown, followed by an after party at the Monarch Tavern (a short walk away).

12 Nov 2013
Tags: Committee, SIGGRAPH, Volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of ACM SIGGRAPH. Not only are both annual SIGGRAPH conferences planned and produced by volunteers, the ACM SIGGRAPH executive committee is itself comprised of volunteers. 

Interactive Industry Night Toronto
Tags: chapters, SIGGRAPH

On October 29, the Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter will host an “Interactive Industry Night with the Design Community” at the Design Exchange Museum. The event will be a “fast forward” format of short, engaging, presentations by leaders in the Toronto computer graphics and visual effects industries.

Event Details:

Design Exchange Museum, 234 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5K 1B2

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

18 Oct 2013
Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter to Host Interactive Industry Night
Tags: chapters, Graphics, SIGGRAPH

On Tuesday, October 29, the Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter will host a stimulating night of presentations and discourse on the Toronto computer graphics industry. With the historic Design Exchange on Bay Street as a backdrop, the evening will be filled with the exchange of ideas and professional contact information. 

Tags: conference, SIGGRAPH

Everything you want to know if you have not had the chance to go to SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim! ... or the latest edition of SIGGRAPH told by professionals who participated. More details here.

30 Sep 2013
ACM SIGGRAPH Offers Open Access to Conference Content
Tags: conference, Research, SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia

ACM SIGGRAPH is pleased to announce that open access links to conference proceedings from SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia will now be available to the public at no cost, beginning two weeks before each conference and running for four weeks. During this period, conference proceedings may be accessed by members and non-members alike, through the ACM Digital Library.

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.

25 Jul 2013
SIGGRAPH 2013: Day 5
Tags: conference, Research, SIGGRAPH, Sponsored

Thursday was the last opportunity for attendees to check out Emerging Technologies, the Art Gallery and the Studio. All three venues closed at 1pm. Meanwhile, the Computer Animation Festival went out with a bang with the final showing of this year’s Electronic Theater and two Production Sessions.

24 Jul 2013
SIGGRAPH 2013: Day 4
Tags: conference, Research, SIGGRAPH, Sponsored

Large crowds turned out for the morning production session “The Visual Effects of Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3,’” which was followed by the chance for attendees to take pictures of the Iron Man maquettes.

Throughout the day, SIGGRAPH Mobile presented the latest advances in mobile technologies through talks, workshops and demonstrations.

24 Jul 2013
SIGGRAPH 2013 Keynote Address
Tags: Animation, conference, SIGGRAPH, Sponsored

On Monday July 22, nine legendary animation film directors climbed the stage at SIGGRAPH 2013 for the Marc Davis Lecture Series: Giants' First Steps. For an hour and a half, the men shared stories and laughs, providing the audience a rare glimpse into the lives of some of the biggest names in the animation world.

23 Jul 2013
SIGGRAPH 2013: Day 3
Tags: conference, Research, SIGGRAPH, Sponsored

The Exhibition Floor and Job Fair opening were met with excitement from attendees. If you didn’t get a chance to visit them today, don’t worry. Both events will be open until the conference closes on Thursday so you can still grab some swag and meet some people.

22 Jul 2013
SIGGRAPH 2013: Day 2
Tags: conference, Research, SIGGRAPH, Sponsored

The day was busy as attendees raced from session to session. The Exhibits Fast Forward Preview and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Marc Davis Lecture Series Keynote Session: Giants’ First Steps were particular crowd favorites.

21 Jul 2013
SIGGRAPH 2013: Day 1
Tags: conference, Research, SIGGRAPH, Sponsored

This year is SIGGRAPH’s 40th anniversary, and things kicked off with a rush to Registration at 8am. Attendees picked up their badges and merchandise before heading off to see the conference. Many made their way to “The Making of Pixar’s ‘The Blue Umbrella’”, while others attended the all-day Business Symposium where studio leaders and executives came together for networking and inspiration.

Noon saw the opening of the Art Gallery, Studio and Emerging Technologies, which feature many interactive exhibits. Be sure to stop in and check them out. 

2013 Symposium on Computer Animation
Tags: Animation, SIGGRAPH, Sponsored

The Symposium on Computer Animation was established in 2002 to provide a forum where researchers and practioners in computer animation could interact on a smaller and more intimate scale than a conference such as SIGGRAPH and Eurographics.

09 Jul 2013
Ramesh Raskar to Speak at CG Pioneers Group Annual Reception
Tags: conference, Pioneers, SIGGRAPH

On Tuesday July 23, the SIGGRAPH Pioneers Group will hold its annual conference reception at the Hilton Hotel in Anaheim. This year's speaker will be Ramesh Raskar of MIT, who recently stunned the graphics community with his presentation of the trillion FPS camera.

08 Jul 2013
Computer Animation Festival Preview Released
Tags: Animation, conference, Graphics, SIGGRAPH

Showing Monday through Thursday (July 22 to July 25), the SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Animation Festival showcases an eclectic mix of the finest work in computer graphics from the last 12 months. The Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a “Best Animated Short” Academy Award.

Check out the trailer for 2013: