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Report from Siggraph

This year’s Siggraph delivered again with the best collection of creative artists, engineers and scientists that a conference could attract. The emerging technology wowed us, the presentations inspired us, and we left, as always, with a renewed sense of hope

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Report from Siggraph 2012

Are we artists? Are we engineers? Nothing answers this question better than a visit to the annual Siggraph conference where we find that, without equivocation, we can indeed be both. Here in L.A., the 39th edition of the conference has once again …

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SIGGRAPH 2010

Coffee, bagels, and Matt presenting on his visit to SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles this year. Sent from my iPhone

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Siggraph 2010 : The Sony cylindrical display

The unique display technology from Sony is very popular, here. I was surprised to see that it also featured interactive, real time content. How to describe it? First imagine a cylinder a little bigger than a foldgers coffee can. Now imagine that y…

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Siggraph 2010 : a panel of reflection

How do you make an unscripted, casual panel discussion between two people one of the most memorable events of siggraph? First you make it between Ed Catmull (Pixar) and Richard Chuang (Dreamworks). Now you center the conversation around a college …

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Siggraph 2010: excellent keynote

What can be said? Don Marinelli is a mad, and inspiring individual. His focus on knocking down the walls of traditional educational programs and teaching the craftmanship of storytelling through technology made for a great keynote speech. I envy t…

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Siggraph 2010: Just me and 30,000 colleagues

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Matt Arnold Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 08:10:06 -0700 Subject: Siggraph 2010: Just me and 30,000 colleagues To: mattarnold@posterous.com, 2storypdx@posterous.com It’s that siggraph time of year again. Just…

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