SIGGRAPH Spotlight

SIGGRAPH Spotlight

SIGGRAPH Spotlight is a podcast that explores cutting-edge projects and topics in computer graphics and interactive techniques, one episode at a time. Episodes are hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH leaders and feature experts spanning everything from animation and visual effects to engineering and virtual reality. This show was founded as an extension of ACM SIGGRAPH's annual conference.

Episodes

May 17, 2024 63 mins
ABOUT THE EPISODE In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2024 Courses Chair Ruth West engages in an insightful conversation with audio and graphics experts Aaron McLeran, Felipe Romero, and Max Hayes. Together, they delve into the fascinating realm of synesthetic connections between real-time audio and graphics within games, contemplating the future landscape of spatial and multimodal immersive experiences. MUSIC Podcast...
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ABOUT THE EPISODE In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2024 Conference Chair Andrés Burbano sits down with Chief Technology Officer at Activision and frequent contributor to SIGGRAPH Natalya Tatarchuk for an in-depth discussion about Natalya's introduction into rendering, her important roles within the gaming industry, and what the future for real-time rendering techniques. Tune in for an exciting conversation that will ...
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February 23, 2024 52 mins
ABOUT THE EPISODE In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2024 Art Papers Chair August Black welcomes distinguished artists and researchers Anna Friz, Gabriela Munguía, and Tom Sherman to discuss the art, media, and science overlap. Through the lens of this year’s Art Papers program theme, “Ambient Like the Weather,” the guests give insight into their current projects, commentary on Marshall McLuhan’s idea of acoustic space...
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ABOUT THE EPISODE In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, we rewind to some of the incredible content presented at SIGGRAPH 2023. Listen in for an excerpt of the discussion and Q&A from the special panel “Women in the Story of Immersive Technology.” David C. Brock moderates a conversation with computer graphics and immersive technology leaders Rebecca Allen, Elizabeth Baron, and Carolina Cruz-Neira, who share their experiences in th...
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ABOUT THE EPISODE In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, we rewind to some of the incredible content presented at SIGGRAPH 2023. Listen in for a replay of the Talk “Using Pre-visualization to Bring HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ to Life.” Learn about the collaboration behind the pre-visualization work featuring one of the show’s key sequences, and discover the endless possibilities ahead when video games and television come together. Want ...
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ABOUT THE EPISODE In the latest episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, our host, Mashhuda Glencross, SIGGRAPH 2023 Emerging Technologies Chair, takes us on an exhilarating journey into the heart of emerging technologies. Joined by esteemed guests Dr. Jessica Korte, SIGGRAPH Asia Emerging Technologies Contributor; Dr. Mike Seymour, SIGGRAPH Asia Emerging Technologies Contributor and Featured Sessions Chair; and Dr. Paul Dietz, past SIGGRAPH...
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ABOUT THE EPISODE Tune into the latest episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, recorded live from SIGGRAPH 2023 in Los Angeles. SIGGRAPH 2024 Conference Chair Andrés Burbano gathers with four members of the SIGGRAPH 2024 Committee — Nicolas Henchoz (Global Diplomat), Emily Hsu (Real-Time Live! Chair), Şölen Kiratli (Art Gallery Co-Chair), and Mohumagadi Moruti (Art Gallery Co-Chair) — for a conversation about their visions for the desirable...
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September 18, 2023 25 mins
ABOUT THE EPISODE Tune into the latest episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, recorded live from SIGGRAPH 2023 in Los Angeles. Listen in as SIGGRAPH 2024 Conference Chair Andrés Burbano sits down with SIGGRAPH 2024 Global Diplomat Nicolas Henchoz and leaders from the SIGGRAPH 2023 Exhibition’s French Pavilion. The panelists discuss the value of cross-country relationships within and on the periphery of computer graphics and interactive tec...
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August 4, 2023 48 mins
In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, we dive into the fascinating relationship between art and artificial intelligence (AI). Yoon Chung Han, the SIGGRAPH 2023 Art Gallery chair, moderates a stimulating discussion with guests Simon Hudson, Jiabao Li, and Weidi Zhang. They explore the world of AI-driven artistry and its impact on the creative landscape, sharing their personal journeys of merging art and AI. The guests recount awe-i...
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ABOUT THE EPISODE In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, join SIGGRAPH 2024 Electronic Theater chair John Kalaigian as he sits down with the visionary director of the short film "Overwatch: Kiriko," Jeramiah Johnson. This awe-inspiring animated film has taken the industry by storm, winning a prestigious SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater Award and capturing the hearts of audiences worldwide. Discover the creative process, technological in...
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ABOUT THE EPISODE Join us for a special SIGGRAPH Spotlight episode with industry leaders Marc Levoy and Dylan Sisson, hosted by SIGGRAPH 2023 History Chair Bonnie Mitchell. Uncover the fascinating tales behind computer graphics icons — the Stanford Bunny and Utah Teapot — and celebrate their enduring significance. Plus, don't miss a surprise appearance from CG legend Jim Blinn! Special thank you to SIGGRAPH 2023 Media Partner befo...
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ABOUT THE EPISODE This SIGGRAPH Spotlight episode features past winners of the ACM Student Research Competition. Hosted by SIGGRAPH 2023 Posters Chair James Tompkin, this episode offers an exciting opportunity to delve into the exceptional research projects and experiences of Aaron Demolder, Jessica Baron, Dario Lanza, and Vincent Loi. || MUSIC Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos. || LINKS *Episode* https:...
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May 5, 2023 43 mins
In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2023 Real-Time Live! Chair Cem Yuksel invites six experts in the ray tracing field to discuss these intriguing questions surrounding the fascinating art of ray tracing in video games. Ray tracing has been around for decades, but recent advancements in hardware and software have made it more accessible than ever before. From video games to movies and virtual reality, ray tracing has th...
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ABOUT THE EPISODE In the spirit of SIGGRAPH 2023, this episode reflects on the past and how it’s led us to the bold and imaginative future ahead through the lens of NASA. SIGGRAPH 2023 Electronic Theater Director Kalina Borkiewicz catches up with Jim Blinn and Dan Goods, who share insights and stories from their experiences with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). They also discuss what pop culture gets right about space travel...
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ABOUT THE EPISODE This SIGGRAPH Spotlight episode features well-known and successful artists and curators in the industry. Join SIGGRAPH 2023 Art Papers Chair Nicolas Henchoz as he moderates a discussion between Paola Antonelli, curator for Design and Innovation at the MoMA in New York City, and Martin Honzik, chief curatorial officer of Ars Electronica Linz. Hear their thoughts on tech-driven innovation, the evolution of the metav...
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December 8, 2022 45 mins
ABOUT THE EPISODE SIGGRAPH 2022 Student Volunteer Program Chair Diana Arellano sits down with Technical Art Manager Mila Feijóo and Production Supervisor Dení C. Gloria to discuss leadership as Latina women in the computer graphics industry. Tune in to part two of this two-part SIGGRAPH Spotlight mini-series. || MUSIC Podcast theme, “SIGGRAPH,” composed by Julius Dobos || LINKS *Episode* https://www.linkedin.com/in/milafeijoo/ http...
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ABOUT THE EPISODE Whether you caught it on the livestream or hearing it for the first time, revisit this special re-airing of a SIGGRAPH 2022 Roving Reporter interview featuring Aaron Hertzmann and Rebecca Strzelec. Listen in to an insightful discussion about creating and appreciating art, as well as favorite SIGGRAPH moments and memories. || MUSIC Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos. || LINKS *Social Media...
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November 18, 2022 42 mins
ABOUT THE EPISODE This special two-part SIGGRAPH Spotlight mini-series features incredibly gifted Latinas in the computer graphics field. In part one, join Diana Arellano, SIGGRAPH 2022 Student Volunteer Chair, as she sits down with Laura Morales Laines and Ana Cecilia Balliache Liendo to learn more about their careers, heritage, experiences working abroad, and upcoming projects. || MUSIC Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by ...
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October 20, 2022 24 mins
ABOUT THE EPISODE Whether you waited in line to experience “Imagraph” in Vancouver or not, you don’t want to miss this deep dive behind the scenes of this popular SIGGRAPH 2022 Art Gallery project. Listen in as SIGGRAPH 2022 Art Gallery Chair Daria Tsoupikova speaks with “Imagraph” creator Goki Muramoto. Hear about the inspiration behind the project and why Muramoto chose to focus on sight and the eyes, and enjoy a lively conversat...
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ABOUT THE EPISODE As SIGGRAPH looks ahead to celebrating its 50th conference, SIGGRAPH 2023 Conference Chair Erik Brunvand catches up with three SIGGRAPH “historians” — Dave Kasik, Mary Whitton, and Bonnie Mitchell — who each bring a unique perspective about the past 50 years of the conference. Listen in to hear stories of SIGGRAPHs’ past and hear their bold predictions for the future of computer graphics and interactive techniques...
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