CG, AR & VR, Oh My!

ACM’s SIGGRAPH Conference is going on in LA this week (Sun. Jul 30 – Thur. Aug 3), and that means it’s time to find out about all of the awesome new tech that we’ll be hearing about and seeing in the next few months. In case you’ve never heard of it (or better, been :), here’s the official description and trailer.

SIGGRAPH is the world’s largest, most influential annual conference and exhibition in computer graphics and interactive techniques: Five days of research results, demos, educational sessions, art, screenings, and hands-on interactivity featuring the community’s latest technical achievements, and three days of commercial exhibits displaying the industry’s current hardware, software, and services.


While the technical talks and papers are the real meat and potatoes of SIGGRAPH, programs like the Computer Animation Festival are what give the event its real cachet. Here’s SIGGRAPH’s description and trailer.

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the leading annual festival for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents the best work of the year in the Electronic Theater. For SIGGRAPH 2017, the festival is moving beyond the flat screen to present short films and experiences in a new space, the VR Theater, where attendants will experience the next generation of storytelling in virtual reality.


The Emerging Technologies program is also “THE PLACE” to find out what every techie will almost certainly be talking about next…

For example, Disney’s MR demo Magic Bench is already being written up in places like Variety.

Finally, if you don’t happen to be in LA so you can just “drop in” to experience SIGGRAPH in person, you can still watch some of the major presentations unfold in real time on Live Streaming, or you can wait for the videos to appear on the YouTube Channel.

So, sit back, relax, geek out and enjoy learning about the hottest new tech!

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