This year's SIGGRAPH Art Gallery has a unique theme, XYZN: Scale, drawing attention to a key critical affordance of computer-based authorship: the ability to iteratively scale our digital representations at will: in-out-up-down, back and forth, + and -. These core functions enable the artist to change size and location over time, and at different degrees of resolution.
“As SIGGRAPH celebrates its 40th anniversary at the 2013 conference, it’s amazing to the see how the artistic and computer graphics talent has evolved over the years,” says Victoria Szabo, Art Gallery Chair from Duke University. “To celebrate the conference’s anniversary, special acknowledgment was given to work that tied with historical themes, for example the N as a function of time. We received an incredible range of contributors which most definitely will add high quality work to create a coherent and interesting show. “
In all, the Art committee successfully selected 16 works to showcase this July. The works selected include installations, wall-based, physical/sculptural, and screen-based work. Two camera-based pieces have potential to extend into the wider convention center as well. One of the selections will be featured in Art Papers with a focus on a problem that helps set standards and stimulate future trends in the art industry.
"We wanted to give our audiences a chance to review our anticipated content as early as possible as they plan their time at the conference," says Mk Haley, SIGGRAPH 2013 Conference Chair from Disney Research. "There will be another release of the Advance Program once the additional content is finalised."
Here are some of the preliminary highlights offered at SIGGRAPH 2013:
152 Technical Papers
80+ Computer Animation Festival pieces
75+ Talks (includes Studio and SIGGRAPH Mobile)
56+ Birds of a Feather sessions
45 Dailies presentations
17 Production Sessions
15 Art Gallery pieces
11 Studio workshops and 12 Studio projects
10 Real-Time Live! demos
7 Art Papers
More than 160 exhibitors
16 Emerging Technologies installations
25 Job Fair participating companies
Registration is now open.