|By Business Wire
|August 19, 2014 05:18 PM EDT
SIGGRAPH 2014 returned to Vancouver, Canada, for its 41st
conference and exhibition. From 10-14 August, 14,045 artists, research
scientists, gaming experts and developers, filmmakers, students, and
academics from 50 U.S. states and 75 countries gathered to experience
cutting-edge computer graphics and interactive techniques. There were
6,156 participants from the host country of Canada.
SIGGRAPH 2014 Real-Time Live! AR/VR Contest Winner: Birdly (C) 2014 ACM SIGGRAPH (Photo: Business Wire)
The conference boasted more than 40,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space
featuring 175 participating companies - an increase from the 2013
conference in Anaheim, California. Eighteen countries were represented
on the exhibit floor, 44% of which are based outside of the U.S. -
including 28 companies from Canada. Furthermore, 25% of the exhibitors
were first-timers, which was the highest percentage in four years.
"This year’s exceptional education, numerous networking opportunities,
and mind-blowing technological advances appealed to everyone," said Dave
Shreiner, SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference Chair. "SIGGRAPH 2014 offered an
incredible exhibition experience, innovative and inspiring content, and
celebrated the impact that graphics and technology can have in every day
life. Finally, the city of Vancouver was amazing - from the mayor’s
office to the convention centre to the economic commission to the
An impressive 1,533 speakers and contributors participated in the
conference through a variety of talks, sessions, panels, papers,
presentations, tutorials, and screenings.
Highlights from SIGGRAPH 2014 included:
The impactful keynote presentation by Not Impossible Labs co-founder
Elliot Kotek shared a simple message: “Help One. Help Many.” Kotek
showed how technology can have an immense impact on humanity by sharing
stories of Not Impossible Labs’ efforts including Project Daniel, which
outfitted Sudanese amputees with new prosthetic limbs thanks to 3D
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson made an appearance, addressing members
of the press and visiting SIGGRAPH 2014’s Emerging Technologies venue.
He expressed his delight that emerging technologies and computer
graphics have caused "an influx of talent and great people to our city"
as well as thousands of jobs for its citizens. The Vancouver Economic
Council sponsored the Emerging Technologies area. The virtual reality
experience “Birdly” won the Laval Virtual award and the AR/VR
The Computer Animation Festival presented the world's most innovative,
accomplished, and amazing creators of digital gaming, film, and video.
The festival received more than 450 juried submissions in 2014. SIGGRAPH
2014 Computer Animation Festival award winners included:
BEST IN SHOW AWARD
Box (United States)
Directed by Tarik
Abdel-Gawad, Bot & Dolly
Paper World (Hungary)
Directed by Dávid Ringeisen,
László Ruska, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Home Sweet Home (France)
Pierre Clenet, Alejandro Diaz, Romain Mazenet, Stéphane Paccolat,
BEST STUDENT PROJECT PRIZE
Directed by Roman
Kalin, Falko Paeper, Florian Wittmann, Filmakademie Baden-Wüerttemberg
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Gravity (United Kingdom)
Alfonso Cuarón, Esperanto Filmoj
BEST VISUALIZATION & SIMULATION
Kinematics (United States)
by Jessica Rosenkrantz, Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, Nervous System
The Crew (France)
Directed by Maxime Luère,
Dominique Boidin, Rémi Kozyra, Unit Image
BEST REAL-TIME GRAPHICS
RYSE: Son of Rome (Germany)
by Chris Evans, Peter Gornstein, Martin L’Heureux, Crytek
BEST COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENT
Three, "The Pony" (United Kingdom)
by Dougal Wilson, Blink Productions
Technical Papers is the premier global forum for presenting
groundbreaking research from today's leading experts. The SIGGRAPH 2014
Technical Papers program featured 173 Technical Papers, selected among
550 submissions. The Technical Papers detailed new advances across many
fronts, including 3D printing, creating water and snow with particles,
deformation and distortion, and more.
For more details about SIGGRAPH 2014, visit the official SIGGRAPH 2014
Media Blog: http://siggraphmediablog.blogspot.ca/
Download photos from SIGGRAPH 2014: www.flickr.com/photos/siggraphconferences/
Join Us in Los Angeles in 2015
SIGGRAPH 2015, the 42nd
International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive
Techniques, will be held 9-13 August, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention
About SIGGRAPH 2014
2014 will bring thousands of computer graphics and interactive
technology professionals from five continents to Vancouver, Canada for
the industry's most respected technical and creative programs focusing
on research, science, art, animation, music, gaming, interactivity,
education, and the web from Sunday, 10 August through Thursday, 14
August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. SIGGRAPH 2014 includes a
three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics
and interactive marketplace from 12-14 August 2014. More details are
available at the SIGGRAPH 2014 website or on Facebook
About ACM SIGGRAPH
Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques
is an interdisciplinary community interested in research, technology,
and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
Members include researchers, developers, and users from the technical,
academic, business, and art communities. ACM SIGGRAPH enriches the
computer graphics and interactive techniques community year-round
through its conferences, global network of professional and student
chapters, publications, and educational activities.
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 strengthens the computing
profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of
the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM
supports the professional growth of its members by providing
opportunities for lifelong learning, career development, and
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