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 – 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. ..