The 12th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia will take place in Brisbane, Australia at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC).

The annual event, which rotates around the Asian region, attracts the most respected technical and creative people from all over the world who are excited by research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies.

The conference which will be attended by close to 10,000 people from across the world will be addressed by very experienced and influential keynote speakers; Professor Donna J. Cox, Jeffery Shaw, and Inigo Quilez.

Professor Donna J. Cox, a groundbreaker in data and scientific visualization, is internationally recognized for being a computer artist, designer, and writer, will deliver a keynote on “The Revolution in Geospatial Mapping”. Professor Cox is the first Michael Aiken Chair, professor in the School of Art and Design, Director of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL), Associate Director for Research and Education at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also the Director of the Emerging Digital Research and Education in Arts Media (eDream) Institute at NCSA.

Jeffrey Shaw, a leading figure in new media art since its emergence, has expanded cinema and installation paradigms of the 1960s to its present-day technology-informed and virtualized forms. Shaw will be speaking on the “Present, Past and Present Future – The Embodied Practice of Digital Media Art”.

Inigo Quilez is an award-winning virtual reality and visual effects artist and an advocate of continuous education, computer graphics resources and the Demoscene community. He taught himself computer graphics (CG) through Demoscene and worked in industrial virtual reality (VR) in the mid-2000s. After which he joined Pixar as a Technical Artist of procedural vegetation and landscapes, winning a VES award for his production work in “Brave”. He then joined the Oculus team as VFX Supervisor of VR short films and created the VR animation tool “Quill”. Inigo has written more than one hundred free articles on computer graphics on his website; he is also the co-founder of the computer graphics social platform Shadertoy, to which he has contributed more than 400 shaders.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019, Asia’s largest computer graphics and interactive techniques event, takes place from 17th November to 20th November at Brisbane, Australia.


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