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

Art Focus

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Art Gallery
Art Gallery: In Search of the Miraculous
Concourse Foyer
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Art Gallery: In Search of the Miraculous

Unique perspectives reveal moments of wonder in a technologically mediated world.

Sunday, 5 August 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Birds of a Feather
Blender Foundation - Community Meeting
Room 402A
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Blender Foundation - Community Meeting

Chairman Ton Roosendaal presents work on the free open-source program Blender in the past year and discusses future plans. Everyone is invited to join and provide feedback.

Sunday, 5 August 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Studio–Workshops
Body Monitoring: Exploring the Creative Uses of Invasive Technologies
Studio/Concourse Foyer
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Body Monitoring: Exploring the Creative Uses of Invasive Technologies

New body-monitoring technologies are transforming the way we understand and see human bodies in the 21st century.

Sunday, 5 August 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Birds of a Feather
ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Art Community
ACM SIGGRAPH Theater, South Lobby
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Digital Art Community, ACM-SIGGRAPH

Join us to discuss the year-round activities of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community, including online curated exhibitions, our virtual community, and discussions. Bring announcements and ideas.

Sunday, 5 August 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Birds of a Feather
Blender Foundation - Artist Showcase
Room 402A
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Blender Foundation - Artist Showcase

Artists and developers of the free open-source program Blender present work they did for film and games and how it was created. Open stage!

Sunday, 5 August 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Art Gallery
Art Gallery: In Search of the Miraculous
Concourse Foyer
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Art Gallery: In Search of the Miraculous

Unique perspectives reveal moments of wonder in a technologically mediated world.

Monday, 6 August 9:00 am to 5:30 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Studio–Workshops
Material is Expensive But Complexity is Free
Studio/Concourse Foyer
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Material is Expensive, But Complexity is Free

In traditional manufacturing, the more complex the shape, the more it costs to make. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, takes about the same time for simple shapes as for complex ones, but the materials used are more costly. This workshop teaches some design principles and introduces software tools to get the most from 3D printing.

Monday, 6 August 9:00 am to 10:30 am AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Art Gallery - Tours
Art Gallery Events - Daily Tours
Art Gallery, Concourse Foyer
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Art Gallery Events - Daily 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.

Monday, 6 August 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Studio–Talks
Design Computing (Studio Talks)
Room 153BC
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Introducing Processing 2.0

Processing is an open-source language used in interactive design and computational arts. The 2.0 release incorporates several improvements: a high-performance 3D renderer based on OpenGL-ES 2, a faster video library built on top of the GStreamer multimedia toolkit, and a new JavaScript mode for web output.

Exploring Algorithmic Geometry Using "Beetle Blocks"

"Beetle Blocks" uses the paradigm of turtle geometry and the visual programming language Scratch to teach programming and algorithmic geometry in an intuitive way.

Monday, 6 August 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Birds of a Feather
Teaching Artists to Program With Algorithmic Art
Room 506
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Teaching Artists to Program With Algorithmic Art

Algorithmic art combines computational algorithms with design principles to create visual art. This session explores algorithmic art as a context for teaching and motivating computational thinking skills in the classroom.

Monday, 6 August 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Birds of a Feather
The 25th Anniversary CG Show/Sake Barrel Opening Party at SIGGRAPH 2012
Platinum Ballroom Salon C
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The 25th Anniversary CG Show/Sake Barrel Opening Party at SIGGRAPH 2012

For attendees interested in the CG show of Yoichiro Kawaguchi, an established Japanese CG artist, and those who would like to reunite or socialize with other attendees.

Monday, 6 August 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Studio–Workshops
ZBrush: Artists Without Borders
Studio/Concourse Foyer
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ZBrush: Artists Without Borders

ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Expand your creative possibilities with ZBrush in multiple industries.

Tuesday, 7 August 9:00 am to 10:30 am AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Art Papers
Expanding Boundaries: Sensory Technologies in Art Making
Room 406AB
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Translation + Pendaphonics = Movement Modulated Media

This paper describes a collaboration between an arts-technology research team and a performing-arts organization to create a computationally augmented, multimedia dance performed on a vertical wall.

From Wunderkammern to Kinect - The Creation of Shadow Worlds

This creative team presents their 3D scanning technologies and discusses how space itself can act as a shadow, how they suture the past with the present to reveal ways that light slips secretly between us to reveal other realms.

Tuesday, 7 August 9:00 am to 10:30 am AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Art Gallery
Art Gallery: In Search of the Miraculous
Concourse Foyer
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Art Gallery: In Search of the Miraculous

Unique perspectives reveal moments of wonder in a technologically mediated world.

Tuesday, 7 August 9:00 am to 5:30 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Art Papers
Mediating the Material and the Immaterial: The Embodiment of Sound, Light, and Social Life in Spatial Practices
Room 406AB
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Soundspheres: Resonant Chamber

Resonant Chamber is a responsive interior envelope system that deploys the principles of rigid origami to transform the acoustic environment through dynamic spatial, material, and electro-acoustic technologies. The project is developed through iterative research in computational testing and full-scale prototype installation.

Within an Ocean of Light: Creating Volumetric Lightscapes

The Ocean of Light project uses volumetric visualisation techniques based on 3D grids of individually addressable points of light to create compelling and immersive mixed-reality experiences.

Entr'acte

Entr’acte is a model from theater for analyzing and understanding hybrid and evanescent moments of the commons in transition today, for disciplining how we see and form public space and discourse.

Tuesday, 7 August 10:45 am to 12:15 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Art Gallery - Tours
Art Gallery Events - Daily Tours
Art Gallery, Concourse Foyer
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Art Gallery Events - Daily 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.

Tuesday, 7 August 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Art Gallery - Reception
Leonardo, Art Papers, and Art Gallery Reception
Art Gallery, Concourse Foyer
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Leonardo, Art Papers, and Art Gallery Reception

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.

Tuesday, 7 August 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Talks
Model Stories
Room 406AB
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Growing Documentary: Creating a Computer-Supported Collaborative Storytelling Environment

After witnessing and experiencing the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011, makers of the Growing Documentary introduced a concept to explore and expand the field of computer-supported collaborative video storytelling through promotion of interactive documentaries that could help people create and share their stories with the world.

Adapting Curriculum to Explore New 3D Modeling Technologies and Workflows

Adapting a college curriculum to keep pace with fundamental technical shifts in 3D modeling presents a unique challenge, particularly when the paradigm for learning undergoes drastic changes in a short period of time. This talk discusses approaches to teaching that address the pace of change in this environment.

3D Diff: An Interactive Approach to Mesh Differencing and Conflict Resolution

A novel approach to interactive mesh-conflict resolution that visually compares models and allows the user to select one of the two revisions for each conflicted scene-graph node.

Tuesday, 7 August 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Courses
Delivering Creative Feedback: A Workshop on Critique
Room 406AB
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Delivering Creative Feedback: A Workshop on Critique

Delivering useful, honest and effective feedback to creatives is one of the biggest daily challenges faced by producers, supervisors, teachers, etc. When critiques “feel” subjective, feedback loops can have negative effects on morale and production, regardless of the validity of the criticism.

Art and design students learn and practice critique every day during, but after they embark on their careers those skills are quickly forgotten. For professionals in technical and scientific fields, where solutions and hypotheses can be proven right or incorrect, giving feedback on subjective matters (where all answers are shades of grey) or providing constructive criticism face to face can be very challenging.

Whether you are dusting off old skills or learning critique techniques for the first time, this hands-on workshop provides a simple, effective framework for delivering actionable criticism to your team everyday, regardless of environment. The course shows attendees how to establish a structure for providing critique that works in creative, technical, and academic environments, and then focuses on some specific techniques for delivering feedback.

Topics include: “client” expectations, defining expectations, problem definition, and constraints in creative briefs that serve as the backbone for the project or assignment; methods for delivering feedback against the brief; and the importance of building and sustaining environments that sustain trust and foster open and direct feedback. Actual critique methods are practiced in small groups during the course.

Tuesday, 7 August 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Courses
Applying Color Theory to Digital Media and Visualization
Room 408B
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Applying Color Theory to Digital Media and Visualization

This course reviews the visual impact of specific color combinations and provides practical suggestions on digital color mixing for visualization.

The course begins by describing the red, green, Bbue (RGB) color model of color computer monitors (additive color) and the cyan, magenta, yellow and key black (CMYK) color model of printers and other output devices (subtractive color) and how to move between these two color models and other color models. Then it reviews color gamut, explaining that a color gamut and color model combine to define a color space, describes types of color systems such as the Munsell color system and the Pantone color-matching system, and introduces the color wheel and how to work with it to create digital media and visualizations.

Other topics include: digital color application illustrated by digital media and visualization examples inspired by artistic movements such as Pointillism, Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, and Color Field Painting; concepts introduced by Johannes Itten for successful color combinations and Josef Albers for understanding the interaction of color; and how color theories and tools are applied actual visualization projects.

The course concludes with a hands-on workshop session where attendees can work with online color scheme tools to build visualization color maps followed by a review of additional reading on applying color theory.

COURSE SCHEDULE

3:45 pm
Introduction

3:50 pm
Reviewing Additive and Subtractive Color Models

3:55 pm
Defining Color Gamut, Color Spaces & Color Systems

4:05 pm
Overview of Selected Artistic Movements Pertaining to Color Theory

4:15 pm
Visualization Case Studies

4:35 pm
Hands on Workshop Using Online Color Tools

5;10 pm
Wrap-Up , Other Resources & Concluding Remarks

Tuesday, 7 August 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Studio–Talks
Digifab (Studio Talks)
Room 153BC
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Get Real! Automated Methods for Rapid Prototyping and Industrial Design

How to bring computer models of 3D geometry into the real world, quickly and at all scales.

Now That We Have Desktop 3D Printers, The Revolution Can Begin

One of the exciting developments of recent years has been the invention and cultivation of desktop 3D printers that individual hackers, artists, designers, educators, and inventors can afford. But now that these machines perform reliably, the proper design/invention/distribution revolution has begun.

DIYLILCNC v2.0

After three years of R&D, community building, and countless upgrade requests, DIYLILCNC is proud to introduce version 2.0 of their Do-It-Yourself tabletop milling design at SIGGRAPH 2012.

Tuesday, 7 August 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Birds of a Feather
Animation: From Visual Development to Art Direction
Atrium 1
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Animation: From Visual Development to Art Direction

In this session, Christophe Vacher talks about what it takes to become an art director for animation and visual development.

Tuesday, 7 August 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Studio–Talks
Doing Design (Studio Talks)
Room 153BC
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Loosely Fitted Design Synthesizer {LFDS]

A hybrid computational design tool for individual or collaborative real-time, multi-modal interaction based on off-the-shelf components and open-source software.

Virtual Cane Creation for Glassblowers

A computer-aided design system for glassblowers working with cane.

Vignette: A Style-Preserving Sketching Tool for Pen-and-Ink Illustration

A sketch-based application that features novel interaction and natural workflow with built-in texture-synthesis capabilities for interactive pen-and-ink illustration.

SketchGraph: Gestural Data Input for Mobile Tablet Devices

Using a mobile tablet to input data for graphing is tedious. Wouldn’t it be nice to sketch a data graph as if you were drawing on a napkin? SketchGraph lets you finger-sketch axes, labels, and data curves, and automatically maintains an editable underlying data table.

Wednesday, 8 August 9:00 am to 10:30 am AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Art Gallery
Art Gallery: In Search of the Miraculous
Concourse Foyer
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Art Gallery: In Search of the Miraculous

Unique perspectives reveal moments of wonder in a technologically mediated world.

Wednesday, 8 August 9:00 am to 5:30 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Birds of a Feather
Christians in Computer Animation
Room 507
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Christians in Computer Animation

This session is for Christians and others interested in Christianity who enjoy computer animation and graphics.

Wednesday, 8 August 10:00 am to 12:00 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Art Gallery - Tours
Art Gallery Events - Daily Tours
Art Gallery, Concourse Foyer
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Art Gallery Events - Daily 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.

Wednesday, 8 August 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Birds of a Feather
Leonardo Community Meeting
Room 512
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Leonardo Community Meeting

Leonardo community members and all SIGGRAPH attendees are invited to hear presentations from Leonardo Affiliate Member organizations on cutting-edge research and educational programs in art and science cience around the world.

Wednesday, 8 August 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Birds of a Feather
Animating Diversity
Room 506
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Animating Diversity

Animating Diversity aims to educate and promote diversity within the arts and technology community. We want to change the landscape of the creative industry through cultural narrative and character development.

Wednesday, 8 August 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Birds of a Feather
Los Angeles Modo Users Group: Using Modo With Other 2D/3D Content Creation Tools
Grande Ballroom - Salon 3
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Los Angeles Modo Users Group: Using Modo With Other 2D/3D Content Creation Tools

Anyone interested in 2D or 3D content creation tools, including modo or other off-the-shelf software is invited to participate in this informal gathering of artists, developers and designers.

Wednesday, 8 August 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.
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Motion Capture Society Birds of a Feather 2012
Room 516
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Motion Capture Society Birds of a Feather 2012

This session is for motion capture discussions about current and future events in the industry, and general discussions about the technology used.

Thursday, 9 August 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm AddPlease login to modify your schedule.