Read a short Q&A with SIGGRAPH 2012 Conference Chair Rebecca Strzelec, on her inspirations, background, and what to expect at SIGGRAPH this year…
In 2012, SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival celebrates its 39th year as the world’s most innovative exploration of computer-generated animation and visual effects.
This four-day, international event – which will be held in Los Angeles on 5 to 9 August 2012 – is a glimpse into the most talented technical and artistic minds of our industry.
It showcases everything from student films to blockbuster visual effects!
“SIGGRAPH exhibits and publishes some of the most exciting and groundbreaking art and art papers in the world in the context of computer graphics and interactive techniques,” says Strzelec.
“The international juries that select this work are major contributors to their fields—going to great lengths to choose work that adds to the dialogue of art and art research.
“And while the work seen in the Art Gallery and presented as part of Art Papers are proudly included in the annual special issue of MIT’s Leonardo the Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences, their presence at the actual conference allows for a special kind of synergy.
“In addition, SIGGRAPH continues to establish the Studio venue each year,” she continues. “This creative space is designed to allow attendees to learn new about new tools, processes, and materials as well as actually spend time making art of all kinds.
“This creative experimentation space is an unusual addition to most conferences, especially when you consider that there aren’t additional fees to use the space other than conference registration. It is these three key areas as well as the other amazing content that makes for a relevant, educational, and enriching art experience at SIGGRAPH.”