VR Theater at SIGGRAPH 2018

VR Theater at SIGGRAPH 2018

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival celebrates the rise of computer graphics as a medium for storytelling, not just in animation, but also in visual effects for movies and games. In 2017, the Computer Animation Festival expanded to include the VR Theater. In its second year, the VR Theater presented daily ticketed screenings along with individual ..

SIGGRAPH 2018 – Appy Hour

SIGGRAPH 2018 – Appy Hour

In this SCOOP segment, Jesse Barker, one of this year’s Appy Hour Co-Chairs (with Christine Holmes), is kind enough to tell us more about the techno-social soirée that is Appy Hour. During Appy Hour, the latest mobile app creations are on tap for attendees to test drive and share their feedback with the independent app ..

SIGGRAPH 2018 – Immersive Pavilion: “Welcome to Light Fields”

SIGGRAPH 2018 – Immersive Pavilion: “Welcome to Light Fields”

This segment features an interview with Daniel Erickson of Google discussing their project, “Welcome to Light Fields.” Light Fields let us experience freedom of motion and realistic reflections and translucence like never before in VR. Explore the Gamble House, Mosaic Tile House, and Space Shuttle Discovery. These navigable light field stills showcase the emerging technology ..

SIGGRAPH 2018 – International Resources

SIGGRAPH 2018 – International Resources

At each year’s SIGGRAPH Conference, the ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee (IRC) hosts the International Center, which includes a visitor-services booth to welcome our international visitors, a lounge, and the ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: a space for meetings, talks, panels and demos, including the popular Women in CG Panel. Year-round, outside of the ACM SIGGRAPH conferences, ..

SIGGRAPH 2018 – Immersive Pavilion: “Voyage”

SIGGRAPH 2018 – Immersive Pavilion: “Voyage”

This segment features an interview with Julian Korzeniowsky, from the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) of Carnegie Mellon University, about the project “Voyage.” Voyage is a multiuser mobile virtual reality (VR) experience for Google Daydream that allows students to go on virtual field trips in which they immersively explore a deciduous forest biome. The experience is ..

SIGGRAPH 2018 – Emerging Technologies: “Wind-Blaster”

SIGGRAPH 2018 – Emerging Technologies: “Wind-Blaster”

This segment features an interview with Andrea Bianchi, Assistant Professor from the MAKinteract Lab, Department of Industrial Design at KAIST. He discusses their project, “Wind-Blaster: A Wearable Propeller-Based Prototype That Provides Ungrounded Force-Feedback.” Using wearable propellers, Wind-Blaster allows the wearer to experience ungrounded haptic force feedback, increasing immersion in virtual environments without restricting movement

SIGGRAPH 2018 – Immersive Pavilion: “Magic Mirror”

SIGGRAPH 2018 – Immersive Pavilion: “Magic Mirror”

This SCOOP segment features an interview with Dr. Paul Kruszewski, CEO of wrnch, about their work on “The AI powered Magic Mirror.” wrnch uses AI to teach webcams to read human body language. The wrnch Magic Mirror enables people to walk up to ordinary TV monitors and get beamed into cyberspace. From this digitization, users ..

SIGGRAPH 2018 – Immersive Pavilion: “IKEA Immerse”

SIGGRAPH 2018 – Immersive Pavilion: “IKEA Immerse”

This segment features an interview with Christopher Baumbach, Senior Creative Engineer of Demodern GmbH, about their work on “IKEA Immerse.” IKEA Immerse is available in select IKEA stores in Germany. This application enables consumers to create, experience, and share their own configurations in a virtual living and kitchen room set. With seamless e-commerce integration, a ..

SIGGRAPH 2018 – Emerging Technologies: “Fusion”

SIGGRAPH 2018 – Emerging Technologies: “Fusion”

This segment features an interview with Yamen Saraiji, Project Senior Assistant Professor of Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, about their work on “Fusion: Full Body Surrogacy for Collaborative Communication.” Fusion is a telecollaboration system that allows two participants to share the same point of view and physical space for remote operation and collaboration. ..

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 – Featured Sessions Chair & Co-Chair

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 – Featured Sessions Chair & Co-Chair

Hear from Sophie Revillard and Toki Takahashi, SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Featured Sessions Chair and Co-Chair; on what you can expect to see at this year’s Featured Sessions Program! Register today at http://sa2018.siggraph.org/registration. Learn more at http://sa2018.siggraph.org/ Join the conversation on social media with #SIGGRAPHAsia #SAfeaturedsessions

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 – Technical Briefs & Posters Chair, Nafees Bin Zafar

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 – Technical Briefs & Posters Chair, Nafees Bin Zafar

Hear from Nafees Bin Zafar, SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Technical Briefs & Posters Chair on what you can expect to see at this year’s Technical Briefs & Posters Programs! Register today at http://sa2018.siggraph.org/registration. Learn more at http://sa2018.siggraph.org/ Join the conversation on social media with #SIGGRAPHAsia #SAtechbriefs #SAposters

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 – Real-Time Live! Chair, Isamu Hasegawa

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 – Real-Time Live! Chair, Isamu Hasegawa

Hear from Isamu Hasegawa, SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Real-Time Live! Chair on what you can expect to see at this year’s newly launched Real-Time Live! Register today at http://sa2018.siggraph.org/registration. Learn more at http://sa2018.siggraph.org/ Join the conversation on social media with #SIGGRAPHAsia #SArealtimelive

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 – Computer Animation Festival Chair, Shuzo John Shiota

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 – Computer Animation Festival Chair, Shuzo John Shiota

Hear from Shuzo John Shiota, SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Computer Animation Festival Chair on what you can expect to see at this year’s Computer Animation Festival! Register today at http://sa2018.siggraph.org/registration. Learn more at http://sa2018.siggraph.org/ Join the conversation on social media with #SIGGRAPHAsia #SAcaf

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 – Technical Papers Chair, Takeo Igarashi

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 – Technical Papers Chair, Takeo Igarashi

Hear from Takeo Igarashi, SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Technical Papers Chair on what you can expect to see at this year’s Technical Papers Program! Register today at http://sa2018.siggraph.org/registration. Learn more at http://sa2018.siggraph.org/ Join the conversation on social media with #SIGGRAPHAsia #SAtechpapers

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 – Doctoral Consortium Chair, Brian Wyvill

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 – Doctoral Consortium Chair, Brian Wyvill

Hear from Brian Wyvill, SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Doctoral Consortium Chair on what you can expect to see at this year’s newly launched Doctoral Consortium! Register today at http://sa2018.siggraph.org/registration. Learn more at http://sa2018.siggraph.org/ Join the conversation on social media with #SIGGRAPHAsia #SAdoc