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ACM SIGGRAPH News

23
Feb
2017
Alan Turing
ACM SIGGRAPH to Sponsor 10 Students to Attend 50-Year Turing Award Celebration

The ACM A.M. Turing Award, often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing,” carries a $1 million prize with financial support provided by Google, Inc. It is named for Alan M. Turing, the British mathematician who articulated the mathematical foundation and limits of computing and who was a key contributor to the Allied cryptoanalysis of the German Enigma cipher during World War II.

21
Feb
2017
Man on laptop taking the ACM SIGGRAPH survey
ACM SIGGRAPH Seeks Input on Future Direction of Organization and Conference

The ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee is reaching out to the computer graphics (CG) 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.

30
Dec
2016
SIGGRAPH 2016 reception
What Does SIGGRAPH Mean to You?

With the SIGGRAPH 2017 Call for Submissions now open, our annual conference is moving from concept to reality, and it will be no time before we gather in Los Angeles to celebrate, learn and be amazed at the innovation and creativity of our community.

30
Dec
2016
SIGGRAPH 2016 VR
Call for Submissions to Immersive Expressions: Virtual Reality on the Web

The ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community is seeking projects for an online exhibition exploring the web browser as a medium for creative works of virtual reality. The exhibition, called "Immersive Expressions: Virtual Reality on the Web" will open in May 2017. Submissions to the show will be accepted until March 7, 2017, with notifications for accepted works going out three weeks after the deadline.

30
Oct
2016
David Arnold
In Memoriam: David Arnold

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of David Arnold, longtime ACM SIGGRAPH member and Fellow of the Eurographics Association.

According to a communication from the Cultural Informatics Research Group at the University of Brighton, where David served as Director of Research Initiatives and Dean of Brighton Doctoral College, he passed away suddenly on the night of October 25, 2016.

In the words of David Anderson, David Arnold's colleague at the University of Brighton,

30
Oct
2016
2016 VIEW Awards Announces Winners

Source: VIEW Press Release

The 2016 VIEW Award winners have been announced. Citing director Chen Chen’s ability to create an expressive story without dialog, a story with layers of meaning, and an animation style that is perfect for the design, the jury awarded “Vieil Ours” (Old Bear) the 2016 VIEW Award. Chen Chen will receive the first prize of 2000 Euros. The 11:32 minute film was produced in 2016 by Citron Bien and distributed by Yummy Films. Pierre Dron was the producer.

21
Oct
2016
Visual Effects Society Names Ken Ralston Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Source: VES Press Release

On October 20, 2016, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, named multiple Academy Award®-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 15th Annual VES Awards on February 7, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

20
Sep
2016
Motion in Games: October 10-12 in San Francisco

The upcoming ACM SIGGRAPH conference Motion in Games 2016 will take place in San Francisco, California, from October 10-12. Motion in Games brings together researchers from a variety of fields to present their most recent results, initiate collaborations, and contribute to the establishment of new research areas. This year's MIG conference is co-located with the Twelfth Annual AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, providing further opportunities for networking.

11
Sep
2016
VIEW Conference 2016 Announces Rich Slate

Source: VIEW Conference, August 2016 Press Release

11
Sep
2016
MetroCAF 2016
MetroCAF 2016 in NYC Sept. 23

MetroCAF is the annual NYC Metropolitan Area College Computer Animation Festival, organized by the New York City chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH. On Friday, September 23, at 7:00PM, MetroCAF 2016 will premiere in New York City.

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