Conference 5–9 August 2012
Exhibition 7–9 August 2012
Los Angeles Convention Center

Art Gallery

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Basic Conference
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Concourse Foyer
Sunday, 5 August noon - 5:30 pm
Monday, 6 August 9 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, 7 August 9 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, 8 August 9 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday, 9 August 9 am - 1 pm


In Search of the Miraculous

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
- Albert Einstein

Framed within the mystery of technology itself or the fascinations of a technologically mediated world, from unique interfaces to unique perspectives, the SIGGRAPH 2012 Art Gallery: In Search of the Miraculous, presents digital and technologically mediated artworks that reveal moments of wonderment.

Reception: Leonardo, Art Papers, and Art Gallery

TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST 2-3:30 PM | Art Gallery

Experience a sense of wonder in the digital era. Talk with the artists, designers, and Art Papers authors about their work. Meet the editors of Leonardo. And greet the members of the SIGGRAPH 2012 committee who organized this year's Art Gallery.

Sponsored by Leonardo/ISAST
and The MIT Press
Daily Art Gallery Tours

Members of the Art Galley committee offer 30-minute guided tours to introduce attendees to In Search of the Miraculous. The daily tours begin in the Art Gallery.

Art Panels

In Search of the Miraculous
TUESDAY, 7 AUGUST, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
| Room 153BC
Art Gallery artists and designers discuss their work in context of the SIGGRAPH 2012 Art Gallery and contemporary art and design practices.

Art Panel 2: The Message is in the Medium WEDNESDAY, 8 AUGUST, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm | Room 153BC
Art Gallery artists and designers discuss the use of technology as creative medium, material, and inspiration.

Kapitän Biopunk: Fermentation Madness

Julian Abraham
Independent Artist

snail trail

Philipp Artus
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln


Daniel Barry
University at Buffalo

Adam Laskowitz
Design 5 and University at Buffalo

90° South

Alejandro Borsani
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

A Planetary Order (Terrestrial Cloud Globe)

Martin John Callanan
University College London and Slade Centre for Electronic Media in Fine Art, University College London


Carlos Castellanos
Steven Barnes
DPrime Research

The HeartBeats Watch

Julie Legault
V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Royal College of Art


Kärt Ojavee
Eesti Kunstiakadeemia

Eszter Ozsvald
New York University



Kian-Peng Ong
University of California, Los Angeles


University of Michigan and Victoria University of Wellington