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Browse, sort, and explore the worldwide SIGGRAPH conference community. Whether you are a first-time conference attendee or a SIGGRAPH Pioneer you are part of our story. Thank you for 40 years of innovation, inspiration, and interaction. You make SIGGRAPH the premier international event on computer graphics and interactive techniques. Please add yourself to this gallery of SIGGRAPH people. Share a favorite story or your predictions for the next 40 years and be sure to join us in Anaheim for SIGGRAPH 2013!

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James O’Brien
Professor
Berkeley, CA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Dog Owner
  • Education
  • Father
  • Games
  • Inventor
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Pioneer
  • Programmer
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Right Brain
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Scientist
  • Simulation
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

Attending my first SIGGRAPH in 1993. It was an amazing, eye-opening experience,

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Marc Alexa
SIGGRAPH 2013 Technical Papers Chair
Professor at TU Berlin, Germany
  • 3D Printing
  • Contributor
  • Father
  • International Attendee
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Volunteer

+ Sun's party SIGGRAPH 2000 with Jim Belushi performing live - presented my first SIGGRAPH paper the very next morning

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Nathan Hearn
Digital 3D Artist
Grand Rapids, MI
  • Artist
  • Delighted
  • Digital
  • First-Timer
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Right Brain
  • Student
  • Volunteer

My first time, the opportunity to meet so many like-minded people in such an amazing industry, I will be geeking out on more than one occasion.

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Mark Elendt
Senior Mathematician
Toronto, ON
  • Digital
  • Geek
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Visual Effects

My Don't Miss List: Dailies, Paper's Fast Forward, CAF, Real-Time Live SIGGRAPH 2011 - Vancouver was so beautiful SIGGRAPH 2002 - My first SIGGRAPH volunteering SIGGRAPH 1990 - My first SIGGRAPH

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Samurai John
Graphics Engineer
HP
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Attendee
  • Conference Chair
  • Contributor
  • Four Eyes
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Pioneer
  • Programmer
  • Research
  • Science
  • Simulation
  • Volunteer

SIGGRAPH 96 - faces, places, food, energy, inspiration, and, well - you (the many contributors, volunteers, attendees and staff who make the friendship rewarding year after year) - thank you, always.

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Yann Savoye
Researcher
France / USA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Researcher

Meeting Daniel Cohen-Or.

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Koray Hagen
Software Engineer
California, USA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Attendee
  • First-Timer
  • Games
  • PC
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Science
  • Student
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization

My prediction is that I will be exposed to an incredible world of individuals who love computer graphics as much as I do.

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Mark Flanagan
Educator / Artist / Architect
Melbourne Australia
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Architect
  • Artist
  • Delighted
  • Education
  • First-Timer
  • Games
  • International Attendee
  • Left Brain
  • Right Brain
  • Teapot Maker
  • Visual Effects

I successfully clone myself to be at 3 talks and 2 parties at one time. Forget to eat, don't sleep and get so inspired that I decide to go to Siggraph Asia this year also!

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Swaroop S
Software Engineer
Midwest
  • Cat Owner
  • Digital Video
  • Four Eyes
  • Geek
  • Mac
  • Musician
  • Programmer
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Simulation
  • Volunteer
  • Web Graphics

Feeling like a kid at a candy store at my first SIGGRAPH in 2002.

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Ken Bauer
Professor
Mexico
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Education
  • Father
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • Left Brain
  • Programmer
  • Researcher

I remember being overwhelmed by the size of SIGGRAPH at my first conference in 2002 in San Antonio.

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Girish Balakrishnan
Researcher
Philadelphia, PA
  • 3D Printing
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Designer
  • Digital
  • Education
  • Exhibitor
  • Four Eyes
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Inventor
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Musician
  • PC
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Simulation
  • Student
  • Teapot Maker
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization

SIGGRAPH 2013: Walking Teapots will take over the conference.

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Jesse Barker
software engineer
san francisco, ca
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Attendee
  • Cat Owner
  • Delighted
  • Digital
  • Display Technologies
  • Four Eyes
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Teapot Maker
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer
  • Web Graphics

Electronic Theater at the Shrine Auditorium, SIGGRAPH 2001

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Jeff Jortner
ACM SIGGRAPH President
Fremont, CA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Dog Owner
  • Mac
  • Pioneer
  • Programmer
  • Simulation
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

First SIGGRAPH in 81 set tone for the rest of my career Audience interaction in the Electronic Theater (Pong) Opening the Sake barrel

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Jenny Dana
Sr. Graphics Software Engineer
Silicon Valley & NY
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Contributor
  • Games
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Programmer
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Volunteer

All the fantastic people from around the world that have become friends and collaborators over the years. All of the amazing content I have experienced since SIGGRAPH 1989. LA Zoo!

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Anne Lantz
Animator
Richmond, Virginia
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Cat Owner
  • Dog Owner
  • Film/TV Production
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • PC
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Simulation
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

First SIGGRAPH was 2011 where my mind was overwhelmed with awesome. I'm coming prepared this year, but still expect to be blown away!

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Shengfeng He
Phd Student
City University of Hong Kong
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Games
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Researcher
  • Simulation
  • Student

Looking forward to attend SIGGRAPH

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Mrags Writer
Artist
Second Life/Los Angeles
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Digital
  • Education
  • Exhibitor
  • Mac
  • PC
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Right Brain
  • Virtual Reality
  • Volunteer

Guest Artist... The studio 2007!

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Lillian
Student
Vancouver
  • Animator
  • Designer
  • Digital
  • Digital Video
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Student
  • Volunteer
  • Web Graphics

:)

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jacquelyn
artist-researcher
ibm design
  • Artist
  • Conference Chair
  • Four Eyes
  • Inventor
  • Left Brain
  • Researcher
  • Right Brain

My first SIGGRAPH presentation. I'm in speaker prep and Andrew Glassner is doing a timed rehearsal in the space next to me. He interrupts his practice to give me pointers and ease my jitters.

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Craig Harkness
Student Volunteer Team Leader
Indiana University - Bloomington IN
  • Designer
  • Digital
  • Games
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Mobile Technologies
  • PC
  • Producer
  • Right Brain
  • Student
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

This is my fourth consecutive SIGGRAPH as a volunteer, and each year has been awesome, I can't pick just one memory

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Anton S. Kaplanyan
PhD Student, KIT
Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Delighted
  • Education
  • Exhibitor
  • Games
  • International Attendee
  • Inventor
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Science
  • Student
  • Visualization

Making CryEngine run on Bungie guys' PC a night before the actual live presentation of the Light Propagation Volumes demo is scheduled at SIGGRAPH 2009 :)

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Asli Yilmaz
SIGGRAPH 2013 International Resources Commitee Member
IBM - Germany
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Music Hardware/Software
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer
  • Web Graphics

Geek heaven - motivating, inspiring - a place where many smart and creative beings meet. Like clash of the titans.

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Joe Geigel
Associate Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Education
  • Geek
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Programmer
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Virtual Reality
  • Web Graphics

44 Lines about 22 SIGGRAPHs http://tinyurl.com/lg85nk3

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Hope Washington
graphic designer
south bay, southern california
  • Designer

Seeing George Lucas in the posters room after his keynote speech. Tried to get out my camera and realized just seeing him was the experience itself.

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Rajan Vaish
CS PhD student
Silicon Valley, CA
  • Display Technologies
  • Education
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Programmer
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Science
  • Student

Amazing!

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Mk Haley
SIGGRAPH 2013 Conference Chair
Disney Research - Glendale, CA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Conference Chair
  • Delighted
  • Designer
  • Education
  • Geek
  • Pioneer
  • Producer
  • Research
  • Science
  • Volunteer

SIGGRAPH 1991: John Lasseter signs a research paper he helped me write by sharing resources and several interviews. He blushes wildly and presumes I have mistaken him for someone else, someone famous.

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Rodrigo Mila
Art Director / 3D Artist at Studio 4D
Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Digital
  • International Attendee
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization

Last year was my first SIGRAPPH. It was amazing. Everything dazzled me. I couldn't believe what I had been missing all these years. See you all in Anaheim. Cheers!

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Jackie White
Retired Educator
Seattle, Washington
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Attendee
  • Delighted
  • Education
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Mother
  • Pioneer
  • Right Brain
  • Volunteer

My favorite memory is chairing the SIGGRAPH 2000 conference and sharing my keynote presentation with Kermit the Frog.

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Christopher
Graphic Designer
Poland
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Attendee
  • Designer
  • Digital
  • Digital Video
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization
  • Web Graphics

Sigraph 2011: First time when I was able to travell to US and amazed by animations screened at electronic theathe. Hope to visit SIGGRAPH in 2014.

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Katie Schiffer
Rochester Institute of Technology Graduate
Floral Park, New York
  • Animator
  • Games
  • Left Brain
  • Student
  • Volunteer

Meeting so many right- and left-brained people like myself!

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Chuan-Chang Wang
CEO
Taipei Taiwan
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Attendee
  • Father
  • Games
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • PC
  • Producer
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Simulation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

wow!

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Jorge
Software Engineer
Orlando, FL
  • Art
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Inventor
  • Left Brain
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Right Brain

I've always wanted to attend this conference, hopefully I'm ready to learn a lot there and meet the greatest people in the industry!

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Sai Gokul
Research Assistant
Bangalore
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Education
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • Programmer
  • Researcher
  • Science
  • Simulation
  • Student
  • Visualization

SIGGRAPH- The place where the present meets the future !! :-D

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Rutika Malaviya
Head of Special Projects
Mumbai, India
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Education
  • Exhibitor
  • Film/TV Production
  • International Attendee
  • Producer
  • Product Development
  • Researcher
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Effects

SIGGRAPH is the best event for any computer graphic institute & a major platform for all production houses to network the better way!

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Neil Patel
Student Animator
Santa Ana, CA
  • Animator
  • First-Timer
  • Games
  • Student
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

Being chosen as a SV!

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Gracie Arenas Strittmatter
SIGGRAPH 2013 STUDENT VOLUNTEER CHAIR
EA, ORLANDO, FL (Sr. Technical Artist)
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Delighted
  • Games
  • Left Brain
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Right Brain
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

Excited to be leading a group of 300 ecstatic Student Volunteers who will be working extra-hard to make YOUR conference experience the best ever!

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Raymond Chanco
3D Visualization Artist
Calgary, Alberta Canada
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Digital
  • Digital Video
  • Film/TV Production
  • PC
  • Visualization

Vancouver 2011 was the first for me and was thrilled to experience the event again in L.A. the following year.

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David Hixon
Animation Student
Atlanta, GA
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Cat Owner
  • Delighted
  • Digital
  • Education
  • Film/TV Production
  • First-Timer
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Mac
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • PC
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Student
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

Looking forward to meeting people and networking. Can't wait to see what SIGGRAPH has in store for me!

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Steve Rowse
3D Artist
Seattle
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Father
  • First-Timer
  • Games
  • Robotics
  • Virtual Reality

looking forward to it.

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Jacki Morie
Owner/Chief Scientist All These Worlds, LLC
Los Angeles, CA
  • Artist
  • Delighted
  • Geek
  • Inventor
  • Pioneer
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Simulation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Volunteer

Driving from Florida to my first SIGGRAPH in Minneapolis. The journey made the experience so much more amazing!

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(Christy) Hong-Ling Chong
Student/ Entrepreneur/ Artist/ Designer/ Photographer
Long Beach, CA, USA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Digital
  • International Attendee
  • Inventor
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Pioneer
  • Product Development
  • Research
  • Student
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization
  • Web Graphics

I'm Student, Entrepreneur, Online Business Consultant, Designer, Artist, UX specialist, & Actress. Originally from Malaysia, Google me for more info or say hello to me in Siggraph 2013 Anaheim :)

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Megan Mohler
Business Analyst
Verona, WI
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Researcher
  • Volunteer

Hanging out with the Student Volunteer Team Leaders and Student Volunteers throughout the conference.

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Bob Lee
Associate Producer
Lompoc, CA, USA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Analog
  • Animator
  • Attendee
  • Digital
  • Digital Video
  • Exhibitor
  • Film/TV Production
  • Games
  • Inventor
  • Mac
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Music Hardware/Software
  • Musician
  • PC
  • Producer
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Researcher
  • Simulation
  • Teapot Maker
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

Prediction: Attending SIGGRAPH in 2032 as a holographic avatar -- from Mars. Favorite Memory: Boston playing Crowd Atari Pong with color-coded flip paddles using Loren Carpenter's CineMatrix

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Terrence Masson
Executive Professor
United States
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Conference Chair
  • Designer
  • Education
  • Father
  • Film/TV Production
  • Games
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Pioneer
  • Producer
  • Product Development
  • Right Brain
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

Chairing the 2006 Computer Animation Festival and creating the worlds largest digital Etch-A-Sketch pre-show with Loren and Rachel Carpenter

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Marc J. Barr
Professor Department of EMC
Murfreesboro, TN
  • 3D Printing
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Analog
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Cat Owner
  • Contributor
  • Delighted
  • Designer
  • Digital Video
  • Education
  • Exhibitor
  • Father
  • Film/TV Production
  • Four Eyes
  • Haptics
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Music Hardware/Software
  • Right Brain
  • Robotics
  • Student
  • Teapot Maker
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

My favorite memory is yet to come.

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Sheri Ki Sun Burnham
Artist & Designer
Long Beach, CA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Analog
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Delighted
  • Designer
  • Digital
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Pioneer
  • Programmer
  • Right Brain
  • Volunteer
  • Web Graphics

Realizing 2013 marks 25 years since my art was first accepted into one of many SIGGRAPH Art Shows. Time sure flies when you are having fun!

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Ethan Wilder
Digital Artist
Dallas Texas
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Digital
  • Digital Video
  • Dog Owner
  • Film/TV Production
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Mac
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • PC
  • Teapot Maker
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization

Just one memory doesn't do justice to what SIGGRAPH is. I always leave with an increased passion for something I already love doing.

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Antonella Guidazzoli
Head of CG for Cultural Heritage area
CINECA Interuniversity Consortium Italy
  • Contributor
  • International Attendee
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Producer
  • Simulation
  • Virtual Reality

My favorite Siggraph is always the last one, each time I had the chance to attend I started new inspiring projects ...

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Shahrouz Varshabi
Graphic Designer, Web Developer
NYC
  • 3D Printing
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Designer
  • Digital
  • Display Technologies
  • Inventor
  • Mac
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Researcher
  • Student
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer
  • Web Graphics

Sometimes it's not all about creating value, it's about capturing value... That's why I'm coming to SIGGRAPH

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Bridget B. Sullivan
Producer & Host: Events.Radio.Podcasts
Charlotte, NC
  • Attendee
  • Film/TV Production
  • First-Timer
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Producer

Prediction: I will have a wicked cool time at SIGGRAPH 2013! :)

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Mohamed Toure
3D Character animator
Paris
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Film/TV Production
  • Geek
  • PC
  • Right Brain
  • Volunteer

My first SIGGRAPH was in Vancouver in 2011. It was a unique experience, and during this short week I made a ton of new friends, met incredible people and learned a lot about myself and others.

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Blair MacIntyre
Associate Professor
Georgia Tech
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Designer
  • Dog Owner
  • Education
  • Father
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Pioneer
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Researcher
  • Right Brain
  • Scientist
  • Virtual Reality

First siggraph in Boston ('89) and first paper presentation ('98)

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Tomasz Bednarz
Computational Research Scientist, Projects Leader
CSIRO, Sydney, Australia
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Contributor
  • Designer
  • Display Technologies
  • Education
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Right Brain
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Scientist
  • Simulation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visualization

Changing the world to be a better place :-)

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Paul Brown
Artist
London, UK
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Delighted
  • Exhibitor
  • Father
  • International Attendee
  • Pioneer
  • Teapot Maker

1981 - people brought videotapes and they were shown. Who needs juries?

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Saskia Groenewegen
software developer
Utrecht, Netherlands
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Display Technologies
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • Mother
  • PC
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Researcher
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Virtual Reality
  • Volunteer

Emerging Technologies is the most exciting place every year!

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Tsogt
GFX Designer
Mongolia - Ulaanbaatar
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Digital
  • Digital Video
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • PC
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Simulation

more many like

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Paul Debevec
Graphics Researcher
Playa Vista, CA
  • 3D Printing
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Display Technologies
  • Film/TV Production
  • Games
  • Inventor
  • Pioneer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Science
  • Scientist
  • Simulation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Effects

My first Electronic Theater - Art, Movies, VFX, and Research rolled into total amazingness

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Ben Delaney
CEO
ReliaTech
  • Cat Owner
  • Designer
  • Display Technologies
  • Four Eyes
  • PC
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Simulation
  • Virtual Reality

leaving the animation show in anahiem to have the disney fireworks show going off over our heads.

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Hang Dou
PH.D. candidate
Iowa city, IA
  • Cat Owner
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Researcher
  • Student
  • Volunteer

Great experience in geek bar! Talks and technique papers are awesome.

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Kurt Luther
2013 Posters Chair & Postdoc
Carnegie Mellon - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Delighted
  • Researcher
  • Volunteer

SIGGRAPH '05 was my first experience as a Student Volunteer Team Leader. I also ran into George Lucas. Not too shabby!

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Dave Kasik
Senior Technical Fellow
Seattle WA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Dog Owner
  • Pioneer
  • Visualization

1980: Loren Carpenter receives standing ovation for Vol Libre. Power fails as Exhibits open. 1982: Air conditioning fails at Hynes (Boston). Lobster at reception. 2012: Receiving Service Award.

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Ibrahim Alani Onibudo
Design Technician/ CEO Brymotech
Lagos Nigeria
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Architect
  • Artist
  • Games
  • International Attendee
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

My 1st appearance was in 2012 in Los Angeles. I met an endless list of wonderful people from around the World: Sandro, Jacky, Tomasz, Cynthia, Jacki, Prof Grey, Khalid, Moka, Fengxuan, Miro .....

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Pradeep Chandra
Student at Animation Mentor
Bangalore, India
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Delighted
  • Designer
  • Education
  • Film/TV Production
  • Four Eyes
  • Games
  • International Attendee
  • Left Brain
  • Right Brain
  • Student
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

Earning a Pixar teapot and Brave poster for volunteering at the Pixar Renderman's session at my first SIGGRAPH, in Singapore 2012. I somehow sneaked inside coz I really wanted it :D

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Hao Li
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
University of Southern California / Industrial Light & Magic
  • 3D Printing
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Film/TV Production
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Science
  • Scientist
  • Visual Effects

democratization of 3D capture

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Micael Luis Kobeh
CG artist/Animation student
Mexico State, Mexico
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Digital
  • Film/TV Production
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • PC
  • Right Brain
  • Student
  • Visual Effects

I know I will learn a lot as a SV. I hope this is only the first of many SIGGRAPH´s for me. :)

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Adam Kukene
Animation Student
Tampa, Florida
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Cat Owner
  • Father
  • First-Timer
  • Games
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • PC
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Student
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

SIGGRAPH 2013- Awesome likeminded people gathering, collaborating, helping, and networking towards awesomeness. 8-)

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Jen Hurler
Graduate Computer Animation Student at SVA
New York, NY
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Delighted
  • Dog Owner
  • Film/TV Production
  • First-Timer
  • Mac
  • Producer
  • Student
  • Volunteer

SIGGRAPH 2013: The first of many more. Meeting & getting to know so many incredible people, especially fellow SVs, is what really made this special. I've learnt so much, about this industry, & myself.

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Eitan Grinspun
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Columbia University
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Education
  • Four Eyes
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Science
  • Scientist
  • Simulation

Founding the SIGGIGs in SIGGRAPH 2002, San Antonio, with the gang of four.

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Anahita Salimi
Volunteer
College Station, Texas
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Four Eyes
  • Student
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

It`s my first time joining the teapots!

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Ilke Demir
PhD Student
Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Games
  • Research
  • Student

Meeting and chatting with the random person sitting next to me, in an interesting technical papers session... only after I realized that, I have read that person's million papers a billion times!

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Sarah Jones
Student at University of Saint Francis
Fort Wayne, In
  • 3D Printing
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • First-Timer
  • Right Brain
  • Student
  • Visual Effects

SIGGRAPH 2013: Listening to all the wisdom from the "9 old men" during the keynote session or walking into Laika's production session to see a table full of production puppets from Paranorman.

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Dana
Area Coordinator of animation
DCAD
  • Animator
  • Education
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia

I will learn more than I can imagine

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Jyoti Deshpande
Project Manager
Pune, India
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Digital
  • Film/TV Production
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

SIGGRAPH 2010 Vancouver: My first Siggraph Conference and it was the most amazing experience...the best ever!

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Jordi Alonso
Senior Editor - cine3D.com
Barcelona, SPAIN
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Film/TV Production
  • International Attendee
  • Pioneer
  • Researcher
  • Scientist

My first Siggraph in Orlando in 1994. Typhoon Lagoon party, with swimming kit. Animation tricks course by John Lasseter that year.

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Sue Gollifer
Artist/Curator/Academic/Researcher
UK
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Digital
  • Education
  • International Attendee
  • Mac
  • Pioneer
  • Researcher
  • Right Brain
  • Volunteer

Being the ACM SIGGRAPH Chair in 2004 a memorable experience

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Ruggero Pintus
Researcher
Yale University
  • Researcher

My first teapot.

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Andrew Price
Blender Tutor
Korea
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Cat Owner
  • Education
  • Right Brain

Making of Pixar's Blue Umbrella story

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Nafees Ahmed
Research Assistant
Stony Brook
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Designer
  • Education
  • Four Eyes
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Science
  • Visualization
  • Web Graphics

2012: First time as a volunteer, hard to beat that level of thrill and excitement!

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Marc Leitner
Hardware/software, Marketing
Milwaukee, WI
  • Digital Video
  • Exhibitor
  • Film/TV Production
  • Mac
  • PC
  • Right Brain
  • Visual Effects

I predict every SIGGRAPH to be better than the last... So far, so good.

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Brian Blau
Research Director
San Francisco Area
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Exhibitor
  • Father
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Researcher
  • Simulation
  • Student
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer
  • Web Graphics

Hugging Jim Blinn, producing the CAF/ET and the Digital Bayou, making friends and being a G.E.E.K. !

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Chris Judkins
Environment Artist
Stockholm, Sweden
  • Artist
  • Delighted
  • First-Timer
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Right Brain
  • Student
  • Volunteer

This is actually my first ever SIGGRAPH. I expect to never eat, sleep, or stop having fun :D

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Mona Kasra
SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Gallery Chair
Dallas, TX
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Cat Owner
  • Digital
  • Digital Video
  • Education
  • Geek
  • Mac
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Researcher
  • Volunteer

way too many fav memories to share...

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Lou Harrison
SIGGRAPH Student Services Chair
Raleigh, NC
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Attendee
  • Education
  • Four Eyes
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Pioneer
  • Programmer
  • Volunteer

I'd have to say, as the Courses Chair in 2001, the Courses Reception (in Pershing Sq, LA) has to be one of my favorite memories. The program was in full swing, 5000 people, good beer, fun times!

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J. Marshall Pittman
professor
Garland, TX
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Attendee
  • Designer
  • Digital Video
  • Father
  • Mac
  • PC
  • Right Brain
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

Welcoming huge crowds to the Digital Bayou (Emerging Technologies) @ the Opening Reception during a rain storm in New Orleans at S96. After those 2 weeks, we were a thoroughly exhausted sub-committee!

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Willis McVean
Technology Coordinator/ 3D Visualization
Schiedam - The Netherlands
  • 3D Printing
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • International Attendee
  • Teapot Maker
  • Visualization

Love meeting like minded 3D artists and friends. Great memories from the 2011 Siggraph after(networking)parties. Going to Siggraph2013 and fancy a beer? Let me know! :)

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Anastasia Zubenko
Digital Media Student
Sydney, Australia
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Digital
  • Right Brain
  • Student
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

My dream is to become a great CG artist and I believe SIGGRAPH will become the first step on the way to my dream!

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Anibal Sousa
Software Test Manager
Redmond, WA
  • Analog
  • Attendee
  • Dog Owner
  • First-Timer
  • Games
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visualization

2013 SigGraph will be awesome, my first one!

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Chris Niewinski
Senior Animator
Herndon, Va
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Digital Video
  • Dog Owner
  • Exhibitor
  • Film/TV Production
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • PC
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization

Siggraph 98 in Orlando was my last one. It was overwhelming but exciting. I'm glad to finally return after a 15 year hiatus.

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Betsy Skrip
Scientific/Medical Illustrator
MIT - Cambridge, MA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Education
  • First-Timer
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Mac
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Science
  • Scientist
  • Visualization
  • Web Graphics

Very excited for first time at SIGGRAPH! Looking forward to meeting such talented people and discovering new inspirations!

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Jordyn Peterson
Digital Artist
Neoscape Inc. Boston, MA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Cat Owner
  • Film/TV Production
  • Four Eyes
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Right Brain
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

In 2009 I attended my first ever SIGGRAPH local Chapter meeting and I was hooked. I soon became chair and every month we held a great time to meet up with even greater minds.

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Susan Parker
Volunteer
Los Angeles California
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Digital
  • Exhibitor
  • PC
  • Volunteer

So many good times.....

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Leon Yongliang Xiao
Dr.
Beijing China
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Conference Chair
  • Designer
  • Digital
  • Education
  • Exhibitor
  • Film/TV Production
  • Games
  • International Attendee
  • Mac
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Pioneer
  • Research
  • Science
  • Scientist
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization

so attractive to so many unknowns

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Philip Dutré
Professor
Leuven, Belgium
  • Education
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Science
  • Scientist

SIggraph is the place to meet people IRL you have read about, emailed with, or just heard about. That's what makes it fun.

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Fabiola Morales
Assistant Producer
Long Beach
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Cat Owner
  • Contributor
  • Digital
  • Games
  • Geek
  • PC
  • Producer
  • Volunteer

Seeing Hideo Kojima in person, and experiencing the amazing crossing of international cultures in one place

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Yongtao Hu
Mr.
HK
  • First-Timer
  • Student

More to come...

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Ed Parker
Web Developer; Transmedia Producer
Eugene, OR
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Cat Owner
  • Digital
  • Digital Video
  • Dog Owner
  • Education
  • Father
  • Film/TV Production
  • First-Timer
  • Four Eyes
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Inventor
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Musician
  • PC
  • Producer
  • Programmer
  • Researcher
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Visual Effects
  • Web Graphics

I will leave the conference with a mind full of magic!

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Sze-Nga Wong
Student Volunteer
Taiwan
  • Animator
  • Designer
  • First-Timer
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

First time participate in SIGGRAPH. Very interested in Computer Graphic especially 3D Graphics and Visual Effects.

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Gary Rogers
Scientist
Encinitas, CA
  • Pioneer
  • Scientist

mid-80's: after the technical program meeting in Salt Lake City, sitting between Hank Christiansen and Dave Evans at an outdoor play in the mountains of Utah.

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James Tompkin
Post-doc
MPI, Germany
  • 3D Printing
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Digital
  • Digital Video
  • Display Technologies
  • Four Eyes
  • International Attendee
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Visualization

Performing poetry in my first technical papers fast forward in 2011.

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Dagmara Ziemianska
3D Artist & Animator
Denmark / Poland
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Architect
  • Artist
  • Cat Owner
  • Digital
  • International Attendee
  • Student
  • Volunteer

First time as a SV at Siggraph Asia 2012 in Singapore!!! :D Great people, amazing events...can't pick up just one favorite memory ;P

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Mark Flanagan
Educator / Artist / Architect
Melbourne Australia
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Architect
  • Artist
  • Delighted
  • Education
  • First-Timer
  • Games
  • International Attendee
  • Left Brain
  • Right Brain
  • Teapot Maker
  • Visual Effects

I successfully clone myself to be at 3 talks and 2 partise at one time. Forget to eat, don't sleep and get so inspired that I decide to go to Siggraph Asia this year also!

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Callie Holderman
Interactivity Developer
New York, NY
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Delighted
  • Digital Video
  • Dog Owner
  • Games
  • Haptics
  • Left Brain
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Volunteer
  • Web Graphics

Ice cream bar in the 2012 SV Office, Lou Harrison's light-up Rubik's Cube shirt, editing with the SCOOP team, Chapters Party, playing with everything in ETech, and meeting amazing, like-minded people!

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Ronwaldo Francisco
Computer Animation Student
Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • First-Timer
  • Student
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

Being chosen as a student volunteer for SIGGRAPH 2013! I am grateful for this opportunity!

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Breannan Smith
PhD Student
Columbia University
  • Analog
  • Contributor
  • Delighted
  • Mac
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Science
  • Scientist
  • Simulation
  • Student

Electronic Theater at SIGGRAPH 2007, San Diego!

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Mashhuda Glencross
Lecturer
Loughborough University (UK)
  • Geek
  • Haptics
  • International Attendee
  • Left Brain
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Research
  • Right Brain
  • Scientist
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

Jim Blinn gate crashing a party I had organised jointly with Eugene Fiume at SIGGRAPH 2008. It was a lovely evening full of lively conversation and modest geekery!

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Michael Wolf
research & development
Stuttgart, Germany
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Attendee
  • Delighted
  • Digital
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • Inventor
  • Left Brain
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • PC
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Research
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

My first Siggraph was precisely 20 years ago at Anaheim as a student volunteer. I look forward to going back. ;)

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kat
student
nyc
  • Mac
  • Student
  • Volunteer

meeting like-minded volunteers

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Autumn Kulaga
Graduate
MD
  • Artist
  • First-Timer
  • Scientist
  • Student
  • Visualization
  • Web Graphics

meeting people, learning new things.

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Aruquia Peixoto
SIGGRAPH 2013 International Resources Commitee Member
CEFET/RJ - Brazil
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Attendee
  • Delighted
  • Education
  • International Attendee
  • PC
  • Programmer
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Science

Unforgettable: My first SIGGRAPH, in 2010, where I saw the amazing mixing of beauty and technology.

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test
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  • 3D Printing

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Atulit Kumar
Graduate Student
Carnegie Mellon University
  • Delighted
  • First-Timer
  • Mac
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Right Brain
  • Simulation
  • Student
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

Being chosen as a student volunteer for SIGGRAPH 2013! Truly humbled!

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Tyler Magleby
Student
Northridge
  • Animator
  • Father
  • First-Timer
  • Student
  • Volunteer

Every moment spent with SIGGRAPH is my favorite!

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Fengxuan Li
Character FX Artist/ Maya Instructor
Beijing-China
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Education
  • Film/TV Production
  • International Attendee
  • Right Brain
  • Simulation
  • Volunteer

First time leaving Asia, first time to Los Angeles, my first SIGGRAPH was SIGGRAPH2012. It's one of the most unforgettable experiences in my life. I hope you nothing but the best, SIGGGRAPH PEOPLE!

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Shahrouz Varshabi
GRAPHIC DESIGNER, WEB DEVELOPER NYC
NYC
  • 3D Printing
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Contributor
  • Designer
  • Digital
  • Digital Video
  • Display Technologies
  • First-Timer
  • Mac
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Producer
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Student
  • Volunteer
  • Web Graphics

Sometimes it's not all about creating value, it's about capturing value... That's why I'm coming to SIGGRAPH

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Sean Hannon
3D Character Animator
Pivot VFX, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Delighted
  • Film/TV Production
  • Mac
  • PC
  • Right Brain

Worked as an SV assigned to a large viewing room overlooking Fjorg! the Iron Animator competition. I had so much fun showing attendees how to look in on each animation team's progress. Fjorg Lives!

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Ashley Jane
Animator and Digital Media Artist/Student
Orlando, FL
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Digital
  • Film/TV Production
  • First-Timer
  • Student
  • Volunteer

My predicted favorite memory will be when I'm in the same room as the some of the most talented digital artists of today.

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Norbert Drage
2013 Student Volunteer Team Leader
Curtin University - WA, Australia
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Robotics
  • Student
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

Getting an e-mail back in early 2001, telling me that my application as a student volunteer was accepted. That, and all the magic that has happened as a result since that fateful day..

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Mo Zai Fung
explorer
Hong Kong
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Digital Video
  • Film/TV Production
  • Games
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Musician
  • Science
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization

I am ready for new things coming to my sight YAY. :)

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Jim Foley
Professor
Georgia Tech, Atlanta GA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Display Technologies
  • Education
  • Father
  • Mac
  • Pioneer
  • Researcher
  • Visualization

My first SIGGRAPH, Boulder CO 1974

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Mark Sylvester
CEO
Santa Barbara
  • Art
  • Attendee
  • Cat Owner
  • Delighted
  • Father
  • Mac
  • Pioneer
  • Right Brain
  • Teapot Maker
  • Visualization

SIGGRAPH 84

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Pierre Hénon
Professor EnsadLab
Paris, France
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Education
  • International Attendee
  • Pioneer
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Effects
  • Web Graphics

Back to Anaheim, my first SIGGRAPH in 1987.

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Jeremy Kenisky
SIGGRAPH 2014 SV Chair
Geomedia, Inc. - San Antonio, Texas
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Digital Video
  • Dog Owner
  • Film/TV Production
  • Four Eyes
  • Games
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • PC
  • Product Development
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Right Brain
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

Seeing Vanilla Ice on stage while happening to be wearing an ICE ICE BABY tshirt for the Softimage ICE party. Didn't know he was going to be there.

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Rick Szeliski
Distinguished Scientist
Microsoft Research
  • Researcher

SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver: my favorite city in the world and where I was living when I went to my first SIGGRAPH (1980 Seattle).

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Wobbe F. Koning
Digital Artist and Educator
West Orange, NJ
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Digital Video
  • Education
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

Too many memories to choose from. Seeing some of my childhood heroes like John Dijkstra and Douglas Trumbull present at the conference, for one. Being part of this community shaped my digital me!

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Basak Senova
Curator
Istanbul
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Designer
  • Digital Video
  • Mac

2012 was the first encounter.

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Tabia Lees
Computer Animation Student
Naples, FL
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Pioneer
  • Right Brain
  • Student
  • Volunteer

I predict that even while checking name tags, trying not to get lost, and making people coffee I will still be awed by the conference, and gain invaluable knowledge from the people I admire.

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Tim Chen
Researcher
U of Tokyo
  • Cat Owner
  • Researcher

Telling jokes in front of thousands of people (and some of them really laugh) is great memory!

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Michelle Lagunsad
Student
Coquitlam, BC
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • First-Timer
  • Geek
  • Programmer
  • Student
  • Volunteer
  • Web Graphics

First time at SIGGRAPH. Can't wait!

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Paul Hertz
Instructor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Artist
  • Pioneer

"There are two places where I dance—my kitchen and SIGGRAPH." But that was back when independent artists could afford to go to SIGGRAPH. I would love to remember a future as welcoming as that past.

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Bedrich Benes
Associate Professor
Purdue University
  • 3D Printing
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Education
  • Father
  • Geek
  • Haptics
  • Musician
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Simulation
  • Visualization

Siggraph will be surprising and beyond any prediction that we can do now now.

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Jacky Bibliowicz
Senior Research Scientist
Toronto, Ontario
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Attendee
  • International Attendee
  • Left Brain
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Science
  • Visualization
  • Volunteer

My first time as a volunteer I laughed my heart out hearing MK Hayley address the Student Volunteers at the SV Orientation. Made great friends that year (and every year)!

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Shuen-Huei Guan
R&D Manager / Ph.D. student
Taipei/Taiwan
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Cat Owner
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Programmer
  • Researcher
  • Right Brain

Being part of 40yr SIGGRAPH. Wow!

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Kristen Loader
Student -- Film-maker and Animator
Calgary Alberta Canada
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Cat Owner
  • Designer
  • Digital Video
  • Film/TV Production
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Musician
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Student
  • Volunteer

Presenting Tummy Mummy at 2011 SIGGRAPH in Vancouver. I basically had people try on a suit that made them feel like they were pregnant. I had a few men that jumped up and down when they had twins.

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Ida McKenna Phillips
University of Central Florida Student
Orlando, FL
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • First-Timer
  • Four Eyes
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Student
  • Volunteer

I predict that my favorite memory will be meeting and getting to know my future colleagues and tons of other amazingly talented and awesome people!

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Martin Turner
Visualization Director for HIP
STFC / University of Manchester
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Visualization

Networking and Aiding the SIGGRAPH Community and Chapter Village.

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Irene
Media Coordinator
Los Angeles
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Cat Owner
  • Four Eyes
  • Geek
  • Mac
  • Right Brain
  • Volunteer

I predict that this year I will see more SIGGRAPH friends outside of the conference than I did last year!

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Christy Spangler
Engineering Animation/Graphics Specialist
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Designer
  • Digital Video
  • Four Eyes
  • Geek
  • Mac
  • PC
  • Right Brain
  • Visualization

Meeting with old friends and making new since SIGGRAPH 2000. You never know what you will find & who you will meet at SIGGRAPH. Wear comfortable shoes!

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Sandy Ressler
Graphics Guy, NIST
Gaithersburg, MD
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visualization
  • Web Graphics

First SIGGRAPH, 1978; Saw 1st SGI box in hotel room, not on the show floor (1983ish); Blown away each successive year by ray tracing, texture maps, fractals then CG world settled on flying logos ;-)

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Curtis Behmann
Patent Agent, Borden Ladner Gervais
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Delighted
  • Father
  • First-Timer
  • Four Eyes
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • Left Brain
  • Musician
  • Right Brain

SIGGRAPH 2013 will be my first. Looking forward to meeting interesting people and seeing some exciting technology.

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Eleonor Lindvall
Prep artist
London
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Contributor
  • Film/TV Production
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • Musician
  • PC
  • Visual Effects

My first teapot.

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Andrew Laverty
Animation Student
Indiana
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Cat Owner
  • Musician
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Student
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

My second less shy year as a volunteer in 2011 and making many great friends and also helping with Real Time Live in 2012.

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Amanda Danko
Research Engineer - USAA
Albany, NY
  • 3D Printing
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Attendee
  • First-Timer
  • Geek
  • Inventor
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Programmer
  • Research
  • Robotics
  • Scientist
  • Student
  • Teapot Maker
  • Virtual Reality

First-timer, predicting an amazing experience :)

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Simon Spielmann
Research and Development Engineer
Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Education
  • Film/TV Production
  • Four Eyes
  • Games
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • Inventor
  • Left Brain
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Music Hardware/Software
  • PC
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Scientist
  • Teapot Maker
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Effects

Playing table tennis with pioneers in computer graphics.

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Brian Kent
Astronomer
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Left Brain
  • Programmer
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Scientist
  • Simulation
  • Visualization

I'm interested in visualizing 3D graphics for all kinds of applications in astronomy and astrophysics.

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Ricardo Rendon Cepeda
App Developer
Bristol UK - Mexico City - San Francisco
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Contributor
  • Dog Owner
  • Exhibitor
  • First-Timer
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Volunteer

First-timer... SIGGRAPH 2013: Surprise me!

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Siva Kumar Kasetty
Recruiter
Bangalore, India
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Digital Video
  • Education
  • Film/TV Production
  • International Attendee
  • Left Brain
  • Producer
  • Researcher
  • Science
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer
  • Web Graphics

Meeting awesome people and being part of amazing student volunteer group was a memorable experience. There are tons of memories at Siggraph.

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JoAnn Kang
Computer Animation Student
Chicago, IL
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Cat Owner
  • First-Timer
  • Student
  • Volunteer

As a first time attendee to Siggraph, I hope to meet many talented people and share our work and hobbies together! I'm excited to be able to enjoy this experience with everyone. See you!

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Katie Verrant
Student
Rochester
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Designer
  • First-Timer
  • Mac

I predict that I will be in such awe that I will have to return year after year.

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Baoquan Chen
Professor
SIAT/Shandong University, China
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Education
  • Father
  • Research
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Visualization

Crowds, hot shows, late parties, and sizzling LA summers

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Glenn Goldman
Director, School of Art + Design
New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Architect
  • Designer
  • Education
  • Father
  • Left Brain
  • Pioneer
  • Right Brain
  • Volunteer

First SIGGRAPH - 1988 - introduced me to a place I now realize is a real-world cross between the fictional environments of "Brigadoon" and "Eureka".

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Nikolas Aberle
Youth Institute Site Coordinator
Rapid City, SD USA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Delighted
  • Digital Video
  • Dog Owner
  • Film/TV Production
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization

Running across the Studio to catch the MoCap framework before it toppled over and hit the ground.

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Greg Garvey
Director, Game Design & Development, Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Analog
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Digital
  • Education
  • Games
  • Haptics
  • Left Brain
  • Right Brain

Machine Culture

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Ming Ouhyoung
Professor
National Taiwan University
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Haptics
  • International Attendee
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Virtual Reality

My first SIGGRAPH: 1986 at Dallas, and I was shocked and very glad about this conference, thinking that one day I may have a paper. Siggraph90, a paper in VR area with my name, again at Dallas!

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Daniel Tobey
Game Art & Design Student
Denver, CO
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Delighted
  • Designer
  • Digital
  • First-Timer
  • Games
  • Left Brain
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Student
  • Volunteer

The future looks back at us and holds our dreams. Let's embark on the next adventure and chase those dreams.

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Alain Zaugg
Optidigit Production Studio Managing Director
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Conference Chair
  • Digital
  • Digital Video
  • Father
  • Film/TV Production
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Pioneer
  • Producer
  • Right Brain
  • Visual Effects
  • Web Graphics

Leading Siggraph Chapter in Kuala Lumpur

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Torrey Nommesen
Design Trainer
Los Angeles
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Designer
  • Digital
  • Education
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Right Brain
  • Web Graphics

There will be something in the 3D printing space that no one has thought of before in the emerging technologies section.

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Paul S. Strauss
Software Engineer
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Dog Owner
  • Father
  • Four Eyes
  • Geek
  • Inventor
  • Pioneer
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Volunteer

My first SIGGRAPH was 1984. In my opinion, it has yet to be equaled from a technical standpoint.

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Armin Samii
Graduate Student Researcher
Berkeley, CA
  • Cat Owner
  • Researcher
  • Student

The free wine.

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Caro Q
3D Animation Student
San Francisco - AAU
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Mother
  • Right Brain
  • Student
  • Visual Effects

Attended first time in 2012 and my prediction is that I will continue to attend for the next 40 years while witnessing sci fi technology being developed along the way

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Masa Inakage
ACM SIGGRAPH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Keio Media Design-Yokohama, Japan
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Education
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Producer
  • Right Brain
  • Visual Effects

I remember I used to bring my 35mm slides to share my rendered results with pioneers such as Jim Kajiya, Rob Cook, Turner Whitted, Ken Perlin and Jim Blinn.

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ChaoHui-Wang
The Photo Aesthetic Research
China,YunNan Province,KunMing,YNU
  • Art
  • Digital
  • Four Eyes
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • PC
  • Research
  • Right Brain
  • Student
  • Volunteer

This is my first time to be there~Its Amazing!

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Sergi Valverde
Visiting Professor
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Games
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Simulation
  • Virtual Reality

Had a great time in Siggraph'99 and Siggraph'00. Looking forward to design and implement the ultimate 3-d network visualization. Happy 40th birthday Siggraph!

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Theresa Marie Rhyne
Visualization Consultant
United States
  • Artist
  • Education
  • Pioneer
  • Visualization

Serving as SIGGRAPH 1996 Panels Chair. 2 key panels: Graphics PCs Will Put Workstation Graphics in the Smithsonian (how timely and somewhat true) & Springing into the Fifth Decade of Computer Graphics

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Kendra Schmal
Student
Oregon
  • First-Timer
  • Programmer
  • Student
  • Volunteer

Just. Can't. Wait.

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Prasad Narse
Character Animator, Story artist
Savannah, GA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • First-Timer
  • Student

I am very excited to join SIGGRAPH and I am definitely going to learn a lot from this opportunity.

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Patricia Beckmann Wells
Educational Technology Developer
Los Angeles
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Designer
  • Digital Video
  • Dog Owner
  • Education
  • Film/TV Production
  • Four Eyes
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Inventor
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Mother
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Producer
  • Researcher
  • Right Brain
  • Volunteer

FJORG! vikings capturing and beheading the Roman soldier guarding the virtual 3d exhibit.

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Peter-Pike Sloan
Principle Research Scientist, NVIDIA
Salt Lake City, UT
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Father
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Research
  • Science

Finnkampen 2005, well, pretty much any year - though the memories tend to be a bit blurry...

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Nikhil Rajguru
Image Processing R&D, Artist
Rancho Cordova , CA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Designer
  • Left Brain
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Researcher
  • Right Brain
  • Science
  • Scientist
  • Student
  • Visualization

Each time I attend SIGGRAPH there's a thrill, awe, hunger and excitement of a first time attendee! The 40th SIGGRAPH is going to provide all that and more!

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Cesar
Student
Mexico City
  • 3D Printing
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • International Attendee
  • Visualization

Seeing Dreams

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Sukhmani Kaur
Freelance 3D Modeler and Texturer
Toronto
  • Artist
  • Delighted
  • Designer
  • Education
  • International Attendee

My first time at Siggraph. Looking forward to explore, learn and make memories.

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Jhony Willy
Community Manager
Lima - Perú
  • International Attendee
  • Volunteer

Con una trayectoria de más de 20 años en el mundo de IT, 15 de ellos en el ámbito de la consultaría y capacitación, con preferencia en empresas mineras.

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Bernardo Pérez
3D Generalist
El Salvador
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Digital Video
  • Father
  • Film/TV Production
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia
  • Music Hardware/Software
  • PC
  • Producer
  • Programmer
  • Science
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

Conocer gente y a la vez aprender de una forma grande! Emocionado por descubrir nuevas oportunidades!

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Moraima Campbell
Professor
Monterrey, México
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Designer
  • Education
  • Games
  • International Attendee
  • Mac
  • Researcher
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visualization

Three words sumarize the event: enlightenment, networking and great time. Hope to be part of SIGGRAPH every year!

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Marie-Soleil Chabot
Student - CG Generalist
Montreal, Canada
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Student
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

The first time I saw ''Paperman'', my eyes and heart opened wide to this new form of beauty: I will never forget it! Thank you SIGGRAPH for giving me this chance.

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Jeroen Baert
PhD Student, Computer Graphics Group
Leuven
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Games
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Student

All the great research talks and papers on a wide variety of topics.

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Tiago Ribeiro
PhD student - Robot Animator / Programmer
Lisbon, Portugal
  • Animator
  • Pioneer
  • Programmer
  • Researcher
  • Robotics
  • Student

The Giants' First Steps Keynote session in SIGGRAPH'13!

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LiQin Tan
Professor of Art
Rutgers University, NJ
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Contributor
  • Education

Learned a lot.

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Danyi Wang
Motion Graphic Designer, MFA from SCAD
Savannah GA
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Digital Video
  • Dog Owner
  • Film/TV Production
  • Four Eyes
  • Inventor
  • Mac
  • Right Brain
  • Student
  • Volunteer

I have been to SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver. That's an amazing experience for me. Wish we have fun this year!!

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Melvin Nix
Digital Artist
Charlotte, NC
  • 3D Printing
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Designer
  • Digital
  • Digital Video
  • Film/TV Production
  • Games
  • Mac
  • PC
  • Producer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Visual Effects
  • Visualization
  • Web Graphics

I really enjoyed ILM discussion panel on The Making of Transformers at Siggraph 2007

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DONA J. GEIB
ARTIST
Southern California
  • 3D Printing
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Analog
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Attendee
  • Contributor
  • Designer
  • Digital
  • Dog Owner
  • Education
  • Geek
  • Mac
  • Pioneer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Right Brain
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer
  • Web Graphics

My very first conference where for the first time I met with others that had a brain that worked like mine. Hooray!!!!

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Katja Muenzer
Conference Manager
Singapore
  • Delighted
  • Four Eyes
  • PC
  • Right Brain

SIGGRAPH Asia 2013: Most succesful Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia

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Sebastian Spiegl
Lead Software Engineer
MediaScreen Bildkommunikation GmbH
  • Display Technologies
  • Geek
  • Haptics
  • Inventor
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visualization

Siggraph Team will announce Siggraph@Mars with non-restricted access ;-)

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Scott Owen
Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Attendee
  • Cat Owner
  • Conference Chair
  • Contributor
  • Education
  • Four Eyes
  • Geek
  • Mac
  • Pioneer
  • Research
  • Scientist
  • Visualization

My first SIGGRAPH Conference was 1987 and I was blown away. I still am every year. SIGGRAPH will keep changing and will continue to be the most exciting event on the planet.

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Ruslan Kamolov
Student
Coimbra, Portugal
  • Art
  • Designer
  • Musician
  • Researcher
  • Student
  • Visualization

See you at SIGGRAPH'2013.

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Brian Kee
SIGGRAPH Asia Exhibition Management
Singapore
  • Attendee
  • Delighted
  • Dog Owner
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Web Graphics

My first SIGGRAPH experience at 2011 Vancouver! =)

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jasonrmsmith
Creative Director
San Francisco
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Contributor
  • Designer
  • Games
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Producer
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Real-Time Graphics
  • Visual Effects
  • Volunteer

A hologram, a real hologram!

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Carlin Yuen
iOS Developer & UX Designer
New York
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Art
  • Artist
  • Designer
  • Games
  • Geek
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Mobile Technologies
  • PC
  • Product Development
  • Programmer
  • Right Brain
  • Volunteer
  • Web Graphics

Running into Ed Catmull at SIGGRAPH LA and shaking his hand!

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Paulina Escalante
Student Volunteer SIGGRAPH 2013
Monterrey, México
  • Artist
  • First-Timer
  • Four Eyes
  • Geek
  • International Attendee
  • Left Brain
  • Mac
  • Programmer
  • Right Brain
  • Robotics
  • Student
  • Volunteer

As a First-Timer I've heard a lot about SIGGRAPH and can't wait for it to start! Looking forward to whatever may come this year! Viva México!

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Joel
Student
India
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Animator
  • Art
  • Student
  • Volunteer

Siggraph Student Volunteer program presents an unparalleled opportunity for students like me to learn, grow and showcase our talents at a global stage with connoisseurs from various parts of the world

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Valerie McCulloch
Marketing Director
Toronto
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
  • Cat Owner
  • Delighted
  • Digital
  • Education
  • Geek
  • Producer
  • Product Development
  • Volunteer

Amazing.

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Jon Peddie
President
Tiburon, CA

    Been attending since 1979, overwhelmed, delighted, and amazed every year. I predict by 2015 - 20 90% of all movies will use only CG characters.

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    Murat Kurt
    Research Assistant & Ph.D. Student
    International Computer Institute, Ege Unversity
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Education
    • International Attendee
    • Research
    • Researcher
    • Science
    • Scientist
    • Visualization

    ......

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    Shern Shiou Tan
    Researcher
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Haptics
    • Music Hardware/Software
    • Programmer
    • Researcher
    • Science

    3D Printing will go be big in the future where one of SIGGRAPH room will be printed soon.

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    Kevin McNulty
    Professor & Student Chapter Advisor
    Murfreesboro, TN
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Animator
    • Art
    • Attendee
    • Cat Owner
    • Dog Owner
    • Education
    • Film/TV Production
    • Games
    • Geek
    • Left Brain
    • Mac
    • Right Brain

    Watching John Lasseter interview animator Frederic Back at the 2008 Conference. "The Man Who Planted Trees" was beautiful.

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    Michael Wright
    Artist/Educator
    Los Angeles, Calif
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Artist
    • Attendee
    • Contributor
    • Education
    • Mac
    • PC
    • Pioneer
    • Real-Time Graphics
    • Virtual Reality

    Favorite memories are any year in the Studio and of course CG03 San Diego.

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    Janelle Bidne
    Student and Graphics Artist
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada (originally from U.S.)
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Animator
    • Art
    • Artist
    • Attendee
    • Cat Owner
    • Designer
    • Digital
    • Games
    • Geek
    • PC
    • Right Brain
    • Student
    • Visual Effects
    • Volunteer

    My first SIGGRAPH conference in 2005. While being chosen as a volunteer was awesome enough, the icing on the cake was George Lucas was the keynote speaker! The Force was definitely strong that day!

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    Tim
    Student
    Auckland, New Zealand
    • Dog Owner
    • Games
    • Geek
    • International Attendee
    • Mobile Technologies
    • PC
    • Programmer
    • Real-Time Graphics
    • Research
    • Researcher
    • Science
    • Simulation
    • Student
    • Teapot Maker
    • Web Graphics

    This will be my first Siggraph, so making memories to use in this box next year.

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    Nathan Harling
    Game Designer
    Palo Alto, CA
    • Delighted
    • Designer
    • Games

    Seeing, in person and for the first time, the modern intersection of computer graphics and material fabrication with 3d printing!

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    Sandro Alberti
    Chair: ACM SIGGRAPH International
    San Diego- CA/ Guadalajara- Mexico
    • 3D Printing
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Architect
    • Delighted
    • Designer
    • Education
    • Games
    • International Attendee
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Multimedia/Hypermedia
    • Research
    • Visualization
    • Volunteer
    • Web Graphics

    In the future there will be CG for robots. Visit the International Center to help make this happen, worldwide!

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    Alejandro Garcia
    Professor
    San Jose State University
    • Cat Owner
    • Education
    • Scientist

    Teaching "Principles of Animation Physics" in 2012.

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    Yekaterina Cheban
    artist/designer/matte painter
    Brooklyn, NY
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Animator
    • Art
    • Artist
    • Attendee
    • Delighted
    • Designer
    • Digital
    • Digital Video
    • Film/TV Production
    • First-Timer
    • Geek
    • Mac
    • Mother
    • Music Hardware/Software
    • Visual Effects
    • Visualization

    Can't wait to get there and see fantastic things and meet amazingly talented people!

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    Liliya Ivanova
    Student @ Filmakademie Baden-Wuertt
    Ludwigsburg, Germany
    • Designer
    • Film/TV Production
    • Left Brain
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Multimedia/Hypermedia
    • Product Development
    • Programmer
    • Researcher
    • Right Brain
    • Robotics
    • Scientist
    • Simulation
    • Student
    • Virtual Reality
    • Visual Effects
    • Visualization
    • Volunteer

    Expanding my network, improving my knowledge, having a great time with remarkable people at great places and being involved in innovative topics

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    Wen-Kai Tai
    Professor
    Taiwan
    • 3D Printing
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Education
    • Games
    • PC
    • Product Development
    • Programmer
    • Real-Time Graphics
    • Research
    • Web Graphics

    enjoy novel ideas!

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    Lyn Bishop
    Artist and Farmer
    Panama
    • Art
    • Artist
    • Cat Owner
    • Contributor
    • Delighted
    • Designer
    • Dog Owner
    • Education
    • Geek
    • Producer
    • Right Brain
    • Visual Effects
    • Volunteer
    • Web Graphics

    Staying up all night to print attendee files on large format printers in the Guerilla Studio

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    Phaedra Loftis
    Multimedia Developer and Programmer
    Reston, VA
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Animator
    • Artist
    • Digital Video
    • First-Timer
    • Geek
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Mother
    • Multimedia/Hypermedia
    • Programmer
    • Real-Time Graphics
    • Visual Effects
    • Visualization
    • Web Graphics

    First time attending, but I've been trying to get here for a decade! I'm afraid I'll run out of time for everything I want to do, but I can't wait for new experiences and to get some new inspiration.

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    Darold Davis
    Interface Designer / Web Developer
    Berkeley, CA
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Designer
    • Father
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Product Development
    • Researcher
    • Web Graphics

    SIGGRAPH 1998. It was my first time attending, volunteering and connecting with other technical professionals internationally. 最初の参加したコンフレンスで、国際の友達も出来たから、あの記憶を忘れない。

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    Andrew Daffy
    Director / Animator
    London
    • Animator
    • Attendee
    • Contributor
    • Delighted
    • Designer
    • Digital
    • Film/TV Production
    • International Attendee
    • Producer
    • Simulation
    • Visual Effects
    • Volunteer

    Me as a spotty teen sat with high up people at ILM 15 years ago, and them knowing (and liking!) the commercials I'd done in a basement in Soho. Awesome

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    Cheng Yang
    Creative Technologist/CMU Student
    Pittsburgh
    • Contributor
    • Delighted
    • Designer
    • First-Timer
    • Left Brain
    • Mac
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Music Hardware/Software
    • Musician
    • Programmer
    • Right Brain
    • Student
    • Visualization

    Find me in the poster session--Celestia~~~

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    Matthew T Scibilia
    CEO - Critical Mass Interactive, Inc.
    Austin, Texas
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Animator
    • Art
    • Artist
    • Digital
    • Education
    • Film/TV Production
    • Games
    • Mac
    • Multimedia/Hypermedia
    • PC
    • Product Development
    • Simulation
    • Visual Effects
    • Web Graphics

    1994 - "Art Direction in Multimedia Production" was my favorite moment to present what my team was creating with the latest technologies in video games.

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    Caroline Brustowicz
    Student Volunteer SIGGRAPH 2013
    Boston, MA
    • Animator
    • Artist
    • Designer
    • Digital
    • First-Timer
    • Programmer
    • Student
    • Volunteer
    • Web Graphics

    I'm a first-timer and couldn't be more excited to be a student volunteer! Can't wait for the amazing experiences, opportunities, and friendships to come!

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    Shayna Strong
    Undergraduate Student
    MTSU - Murfreesboro, TN
    • First-Timer
    • Student

    This is my first time attending this conference, so I predict that I will be blown away and will get to meet some amazing people! I hope to converse with some experienced animators as well. :)

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    Karla Monterrosa
    Storyboard Artist
    Vancouver, BC
    • Artist
    • Delighted
    • Film/TV Production
    • Four Eyes
    • International Attendee
    • Right Brain
    • Science

    During my first orientation, Maya Karp kept talking about teapots and I had NO IDEA what she meant by that. Little did I know...

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    Karen Moltenbrey
    Chief editor at CGW
    Windham, NH
    • Attendee

    The SGI party in New Orleans 2000 at horror writer Anne Rice's house. The creepy doll collection still haunts me.

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    Tom Appolloni
    Software Engineer
    Melbourne, FL
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Conference Chair
    • Father
    • Programmer
    • Researcher
    • Scientist
    • Visualization
    • Volunteer

    SIGGRAPH 2002: (Conference Chair) After 3 years of planning with my committee, standing up in front of the conference at the keynote and welcoming everyone to SIGGRAPH 2002 and San Antonio. Phew!

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    Andres Garcia
    Producer, 3D Animation, Motion Capture
    Chile
    • Animator
    • Attendee
    • Digital Video
    • Film/TV Production
    • Games
    • International Attendee
    • Visual Effects

    Coming from Chile to SIGGRAPH. Excited to meet as many people as possible in the 3D Animation, Motion Capture, TV/Film Production and Gaming industries! Hope I can help you guys too :)

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    Rob Bayne
    Designer/Developer
    Pittsburgh, PA
    • Left Brain
    • Right Brain

    Virgin. Uh, SIGGRAPH virgin.

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    Jesús David Cardona Q.
    Professor
    Colombia
    • Multimedia/Hypermedia
    • Research

    SIGGRAPH, Naturally Digital!!!

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    Robin Bing-Yu Chen
    Professor
    National Taiwan University
    • 3D Printing
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Attendee
    • Contributor
    • Digital Video
    • Education
    • Father
    • Four Eyes
    • International Attendee
    • Left Brain
    • Mobile Technologies
    • PC
    • Research
    • Researcher
    • Right Brain
    • Scientist

    Party!

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    Alberto Betella
    Web Architect / PhD Candidate
    Barcelona, Spain
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • First-Timer
    • International Attendee
    • Programmer
    • Researcher
    • Student
    • Web Graphics

    My first SIGGRAPH. Looking forward to being there!

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    Cabral Rock
    Visual Effects Producer
    Vancouver
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Digital
    • Film/TV Production
    • Games
    • Geek
    • Producer
    • Visual Effects
    • Volunteer

    Seamless convergence of film and games within ten years

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    Anne Devlin
    Deaf Literacy Project
    LA
    • Delighted
    • First-Timer
    • Mac
    • Mother
    • Product Development
    • Researcher
    • Teapot Maker
    • Volunteer

    John McDonald :)

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    Mellina Yonashiro
    Design student
    Parsons - New York, NY
    • Designer
    • Games
    • Geek
    • Multimedia/Hypermedia
    • Student
    • Visual Effects
    • Volunteer

    Cultural diversity, incredible moments, a lot of opportunities and lifetime friendships.

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    Tales da Rocha Trindade
    Design Student
    Bauru, Brazil
    • Art
    • Artist
    • Designer
    • Dog Owner
    • First-Timer
    • Geek
    • International Attendee
    • Musician
    • PC
    • Student
    • Visual Effects
    • Volunteer

    People from everywhere talking, sharing knowledge and making the event even better.

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    Khushnuma Savai
    Student
    Savannah, GA
    • Student
    • Visual Effects

    To have a great learning experience and to expand the network....

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    Mathieu Benoit
    Co-Founder
    Quebec City
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Attendee
    • Delighted
    • Digital
    • Display Technologies
    • Exhibitor
    • Father
    • Geek
    • International Attendee
    • Left Brain
    • Mac
    • Mobile Technologies
    • PC
    • Product Development
    • Programmer
    • Real-Time Graphics
    • Right Brain
    • Science
    • Simulation
    • Virtual Reality
    • Visualization

    Leaving first SIGGRAPH and knowing I have a great job! Future is all about graphics.

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    Cecile Welker
    Phd student
    Paris, France
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Art
    • Attendee
    • Contributor
    • Researcher
    • Student

    My first SIGGRAPH ever, to speak about history of CG!

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    Fernanda Frick
    Character animator & Illustrator
    Santiago, Chile
    • Animator
    • Art
    • Artist
    • International Attendee

    I'm a recent graduate of Animation Mentor and this is my first Siggraph! Looking foward to it :)

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    Greg Klar
    PhD Student
    UCLA - Los Angeles, CA
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Attendee
    • First-Timer
    • Left Brain
    • Programmer
    • Real-Time Graphics
    • Research
    • Researcher
    • Simulation
    • Student
    • Visual Effects

    Getting ready to get mind blown @ SIGGRAPH 2013

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    Chris Tome
    Creative Concierge'
    Apple Store, Brea CA
    • 3D Printing
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Animator
    • Architect
    • Art
    • Contributor
    • Delighted
    • Designer
    • Digital Video
    • Father
    • Film/TV Production
    • Games
    • Geek
    • Inventor
    • Mac
    • PC
    • Pioneer
    • Product Development
    • Visual Effects
    • Volunteer
    • Web Graphics

    Being co-founder of the Gueilla Gallery better known today as the Studio at SIGGRAPH, & sll of the fantastic people. Also some late nite art projects I can't talk about. :)

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    Adam Finkelstein
    Professor
    Princeton University
    • Analog
    • Contributor
    • Delighted
    • Digital Video
    • Education
    • Father
    • Left Brain
    • Mac
    • Research
    • Researcher
    • Right Brain
    • Science
    • Volunteer

    Favorite memory: Peter Schröder presenting the paper "On the form factor between two polygons" at SIGGRAPH '93.

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    Miho Aoki
    Associate Professor
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Art
    • Artist
    • Cat Owner
    • Contributor
    • Education
    • Four Eyes
    • Mother
    • Volunteer

    日本をはじめいろいろな国からいらっしゃる参加者の皆さんにお会いできるのが楽しいです。

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    James Hung-Kuo Chu
    Assistant professor
    Taiwan
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Researcher

    Every time attending SIGGRAPH is a sweet memory. :)

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    Bobby Craig
    VFX / Motion Graphics / 2D / 3D Animator / Modeler
    Richmond, Virginia
    • Animator
    • Art
    • Artist
    • Attendee
    • Cat Owner
    • Contributor
    • Digital
    • Education
    • Film/TV Production
    • Games
    • Left Brain
    • Multimedia/Hypermedia
    • Music Hardware/Software
    • Producer
    • Researcher
    • Right Brain
    • Visual Effects
    • Visualization
    • Volunteer

    To meet as many people as possible, make new friends, professional connections, and be presented with life changing opportunities!....and to see AWESOME and EXCITING things :)

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    Honei Semsar
    Animation Student
    Socal
    • Animator
    • Art
    • Artist
    • Attendee
    • Mac
    • Student
    • Volunteer

    2013: First conference that I am attending and as a volunteer. I have volunteered at numerous other conventions and expos but I am the most excited about SIGGRAPH. Cannot wait to see what's in store!

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    Börje Karlsson
    SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 MGIA PC Chair, Microsoft Research Asia
    Beijing, China
    • Games
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Research
    • Volunteer

    Overwhelmed at SIGGRAPH '05 in LA as a SV for the first time. And, of course, being at the backstage helping the PFF is always nice. :)

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    Wendy
    Digital operation director
    Sinhapore
    • Cat Owner
    • Digital
    • Digital Video
    • Display Technologies
    • Left Brain
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Producer
    • Robotics
    • Virtual Reality
    • Web Graphics

    After 15 yrs, it beautiful to see much r&d comes reality.

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    Bela Brozsek
    Visual Effects
    New York
    • Animator
    • Art
    • Artist
    • Attendee
    • Contributor
    • Dog Owner
    • Father
    • Film/TV Production
    • Inventor
    • Pioneer
    • Researcher
    • Visual Effects
    • Visualization

    first siggraph 1987

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    Jorge Garcia
    Ph.D. student
    West Lafayette
    • 3D Printing
    • Education
    • First-Timer
    • Games
    • Geek
    • Left Brain
    • Programmer
    • Science
    • Scientist
    • Simulation
    • Student
    • Teapot Maker
    • Visualization
    • Volunteer

    Scientists build to learn; Engineers learn to build. geeks build and learn for fun

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    Tony Chu
    Software Engineer
    San Jose, CA
    • Father
    • Games
    • Mac
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Programmer
    • Real-Time Graphics

    Siggraph Vancouver 2011

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    Paul Hellard
    Journalist/Editor
    Melbourne, Australia
    • Artist
    • Film/TV Production
    • International Attendee
    • Left Brain
    • Mac
    • Producer

    Looking forward to the rush of invention, excitement and interested people at each year's conference. Great to learn new stuff, catch up with friends and make new connections.

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    Brian Odell
    Artist
    Souther California
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Art
    • Artist
    • Digital
    • Mac
    • Right Brain

    My first SIGGRAPH, listening to Disney veteran Glenn Keane talk about his first CGI feature project.

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    Mike Weiblen
    graphics software geek
    Colorado
    • Display Technologies
    • Geek
    • Inventor
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Programmer
    • Real-Time Graphics
    • Science
    • Simulation
    • Virtual Reality
    • Visualization

    The VROOMs at SIGGRAPH94: experiencing a CAVE for the first time.

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    Gregory Peter Panos
    Futurist, Writer, Evangelist, Inventor, Producer, Educator
    Long Beach, California
    • Attendee
    • Digital
    • Display Technologies
    • Education
    • Film/TV Production
    • Inventor
    • PC
    • Pioneer
    • Producer
    • Real-Time Graphics
    • Research
    • Science
    • Simulation
    • Virtual Reality
    • Visualization

    Bruce & Carmi Parties of the past were the best!

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    Eitan Grinspun
    Associate Professor of Computer Science
    Columbia University
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Attendee
    • Contributor
    • Education
    • Four Eyes
    • Geek
    • Inventor
    • Left Brain
    • Mac
    • Programmer
    • Research
    • Researcher
    • Right Brain
    • Science
    • Scientist
    • Simulation
    • Visual Effects

    Spike saw me rehearsing for my first SIGGRAPH talk, and he gave me the perfect opening line!

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    Takashi Kawasaki
    Industrial Designer
    Sao Paulo / Brazil
    • 3D Printing
    • Architect
    • Art
    • Designer
    • Real-Time Graphics
    • Right Brain
    • Virtual Reality
    • Visual Effects
    • Visualization

    It is my 2nd Siggraph. I hope to meet as many friends as I can this year!

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    Jim Demmers
    Research Scientist
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Art
    • Cat Owner
    • Contributor
    • Designer
    • Digital Video
    • Education
    • Father
    • Games
    • Geek
    • Mac
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Multimedia/Hypermedia
    • Pioneer
    • Producer
    • Programmer
    • Research
    • Right Brain
    • Science
    • Scientist
    • Web Graphics

    Myron Krueger's onstage interruption of the "Hip, hype and hope" panel at SIGGRAPH '90 in Las Vegas.

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    Munkhtsetseg Nandigjav
    Producer, 3D Animator, Graphic Designer
    Savannah, GA
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Animator
    • Artist
    • Designer
    • Film/TV Production
    • Left Brain
    • Producer
    • Programmer
    • Student
    • Volunteer
    • Web Graphics

    Being completely lost at my first SIGGRAPH in 2008 was amazing. I was thinking I've never seen such things before.. As a result, I came back to SIGGRAPH every year to recharge my left and right brain.

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    Chen Guo
    Student
    WEST LAFAYETTE
    • 3D Printing
    • Animator
    • Digital Video
    • Education
    • First-Timer
    • Multimedia/Hypermedia
    • Researcher
    • Simulation

    My first time at SIGGRAPH as a student volunteer. See y'all there! :).

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    Zhiyong Huang
    Senior Scientist, Institute for Infocomm Research
    Singapore
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Attendee
    • Contributor
    • Education
    • Father
    • International Attendee
    • Pioneer
    • Programmer
    • Research
    • Researcher
    • Robotics
    • Science
    • Scientist
    • Virtual Reality
    • Visual Effects
    • Visualization
    • Volunteer

    Met personally the famous names of graphics systems and algorithms that I had studied from textbooks, journals and proceedings, Turner Whitted, Jim Blinn, Donald Greenberg, Robert Cook, James Foley...

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    Thierry Frey
    SIGGRAPH 2014 Emerging Technologies Chair
    Paris, France
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Multimedia/Hypermedia
    • Programmer
    • Volunteer

    You can meet anyone at SIGGRAPH! In San Antonio in 2002, I literally bumped into Emmitt Smith. Unfortunately, at the time, I had no idea who he was :)

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    L. Miguel Encarnação
    Chief Innovation Officer
    Midwest US (sounds so much better than Iowa :)
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Attendee
    • Contributor
    • Education
    • Father
    • Games
    • Researcher
    • Scientist
    • Virtual Reality
    • Visualization

    My dad dragged me to my first SIGGRAPH; I think it was 1987 in Anaheim. Life hasn't been the same since ...

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    Ben Ravid
    SIGGRAPH 2013 Student Volunteer
    San Jose, CA
    • Animator
    • Artist
    • Games
    • Geek
    • Student
    • Volunteer

    Seeing all the amazing advancements in animation, and meeting awesome new people.

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    Sam Christensen
    Associate Professor
    New Mexico State University Carlsbad
    • Animator
    • Designer
    • Education
    • Mac

    First time to SIGGRAPH. Looking forward to learning.

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    Arturo Marin
    CEO Taboo Digital
    Mexico City
    • Digital Video
    • Film/TV Production
    • Games
    • International Attendee
    • Mobile Technologies
    • Producer
    • Visual Effects
    • Web Graphics

    My first time on SIGGRAPH was 1988 in Atlanta, it was great!! I coming back every time I can. I have more than 20 events!!

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    Markus Kranzler
    TD Student @ FIlmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
    Ludwigsburg, Germany
    • First-Timer
    • Geek
    • Left Brain
    • Programmer
    • Research
    • Right Brain
    • Science
    • Student
    • Teapot Maker
    • Visual Effects
    • Volunteer

    It's gonna be Legend.... wait for it ..........

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    Eric Risser
    CEO
    Dublin, Ireland
    • Inventor
    • Product Development
    • Programmer
    • Research

    Three of my biggest graphics idols approached me to say "hi" after my talk on image hybridization in 2010.

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    Thomas Berglund
    Systems Engineer & Problem Solver
    Oslo, Norway
    • Digital Video
    • Film/TV Production
    • First-Timer
    • Geek
    • International Attendee
    • Mac
    • Visual Effects

    I predict an amazing first-time experience, potentially even life-changing. Looking forward to meet new people and broaden my perspective at Siggraph 2013!

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    AJ Christensen
    Visualization Programmer
    NCSA - Urbana, IL
    • ACM SIGGRAPH Member
    • Animator
    • Art
    • Artist
    • Contributor
    • Delighted
    • Education
    • Film/TV Production
    • Four Eyes
    • Left Brain
    • Programmer
    • Right Brain
    • Science
    • Scientist
    • Simulation
    • Visual Effects
    • Visualization
    • Volunteer

    I was guiding Richard Dreyfuss around conference when he suddenly dropped to his hands and feet and started crawling around to "more fully interact" with a demo in Emerging Technology!! Inspired.

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