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SIGGRAPH 2018 Emerging Technologies Focus on Health and Home, Studio Projects Merge Collaboration and Interactivity
By: Business Wire
Jun. 13, 2018 02:33 PM
SIGGRAPH 2018, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational event showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, has announced juried selections for its Emerging Technologies and Studio programs. The 45th SIGGRAPH conference will take place 12–16 August at the Vancouver Convention Centre. To register, visit s2018.SIGGRAPH.org.
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The SIGGRAPH 2018 Emerging Technologies program plans to expand the boundaries of technology’s future in three core areas of the human experience: health, home, and entertainment. The internet of things, the quantitative self, and immersive technologies have matured, and the new data systems that support these innovations are now making way for more interconnected technologies. The program’s tagline is “Changing the Human Experience.”
“This year’s program showcases a variety of health and medical research focused on personal wellness as well as new home technologies that redefine modern living. Emerging entertainment technologies that focus on the changing ways we approach sports, games, and active watching will also be present,” said SIGGRAPH 2018 Emerging Technologies Chair Gerry Derksen. “I am excited to offer attendees examples of not only the leading edge of innovation but also new system relationships, highlighting the consequences of integrating these technologies into modern life.”
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With a tagline of “If You Can Dream It, You Can Make It,” the SIGGRAPH 2018 Studio will present a variety of hands-on, interactive installations and workshops. Workshops are led by industry professionals and cover a wide variety of topics with graduated levels of difficulty. Attendees will have the chance to start with the very basics and learn a new skill, or jump in at an advanced level and polish off an existing project they’ve already been working toward.
Nik Aberle, SIGGRAPH 2018 Studio Chair, said, “Our program offers attendees a place where collaboration and interactivity merge to create an experience unlike any other. Utilizing both new and old technologies, attendees are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and bring their wildest ideas to life. Our workshops and installations are all project-based, providing attendees with a truly unique, hands-on learning experience. With something for everyone, the 2018 Studio promises to be a unique source of education, professional growth, and fun.”
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Both the Emerging Technologies and Studio programs will offer experience presentations from select project creators. Access to installations, presentations, and workshops is open to attendees with Exhibits Plus registration and above.
About ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH 2018
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. ACM SIGGRAPH is a special interest group within ACM that serves as an interdisciplinary community for members in research, technology, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. SIGGRAPH is the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. SIGGRAPH 2018, marking the 45th annual conference hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH, will take place from 12–16 August at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C.
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