32 episodes

SIGGRAPH Spotlight is a podcast that explores cutting edge projects and topics in computer graphics and interactive techniques, one episode at a time. Episodes are hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH leaders and feature experts spanning everything from animation and visual effects to engineering and virtual reality.

This show was founded as an extension of the ACM SIGGRAPH North American conference.

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SIGGRAPH Spotlight is a podcast that explores cutting edge projects and topics in computer graphics and interactive techniques, one episode at a time. Episodes are hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH leaders and feature experts spanning everything from animation and visual effects to engineering and virtual reality.

This show was founded as an extension of the ACM SIGGRAPH North American conference.

    32 – Celebrating Black History Month

    32 – Celebrating Black History Month

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, ACM SIGGRAPH Diversity and Inclusion Chair Tony Baylis sits down with three incredible storytellers and creators — Everett Downing Jr., Sidney Clifton, and Roger Ross Williams — to discuss their powerful work on projects like the Academy Award®-winning animated short “Hair Love,” BET and Marvel’s “Black Panther,” and VR immersive documentary “Traveling While Black.” The group also speaks to diversity and the African American perspective in computer graphics and interactive techniques, and the importance of celebrating Black History Month.

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    MUSIC
    Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos.

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    Links: https://www.edowning.com/ | https://onestoryproductions.com/ | http://www.matthewacherry.com/hair-love | https://youtu.be/kNw8V_Fkw28 | https://rogerrosswilliams.com/ | https://www.felixandpaul.com/?projects/twb | https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2093299/ | https://blackwomenanimate.com/

    *Social Media*
    blog.siggraph.org/ | www.facebook.com/SIGGRAPHConferences | twitter.com/siggraph | www.youtube.com/user/ACMSIGGRAPH | www.instagram.com/acmsiggraph/ | www.linkedin.com/company/acm-siggraph/

    *Conference Website*
    https://s2020.siggraph.org/

    • 40 min
    31 – Trevor Romain

    31 – Trevor Romain

    In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee member Jide Ajide sits down with Trevor Romain, a successful author, artist, filmmaker, and all-around storyteller whose works have been featured on PBS. Romain's DVDs are used in schools across the United States, and he has worked with former child soldiers in Africa and spoken to kids on military bases.

    • 29 min
    30 – Tim Sweeney and the Metaverse

    30 – Tim Sweeney and the Metaverse

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    For the first time, SIGGRAPH Spotlight presents a live, in-session recording from the annual conference in North America. Tune in to hear Tim Sweeney (founder and CEO, Epic Games) during his SIGGRAPH 2019 Talk, “THRIVE: Foundational Principles & Technologies for the Metaverse.” You’ll hear Sweeney posit the state of the games industry, the rise of creator-centric and social gaming, what the “metaverse” really is, and what it will take to build the medium on a larger scale. Bonus: Listen until the end for a special question-and-answer session between Sweeney and members of the live audience.

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    MUSIC
    Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos.

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    https://s2019.siggraph.org/conference/programs-events/talks/ | https://dlnext.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3306307#heading11 | https://www.epicgames.com | https://twitter.com/timsweeneyepic

    *Social Media*
    http://blog.siggraph.org/ | https://www.facebook.com/SIGGRAPHConferences | https://twitter.com/siggraph | https://www.youtube.com/user/ACMSIGGRAPH | https://www.instagram.com/acmsiggraph/ | https://www.linkedin.com/company/acm-siggraph/

    *Conference Website*
    https://s2020.siggraph.org/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    29 – International Collaboration With Blur Studio’s Chris Bedrosian

    29 – International Collaboration With Blur Studio’s Chris Bedrosian

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    Thanks for joining us for another SIGGRAPH Spotlight! In this episode, the ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee’s Asiya Asha (OMSCS, Georgia Tech) catches up with Chris Bedrosian (senior CG supervisor, Blur Studio) to discuss international collaboration for VFX, working on Netflix’s “Love, Death & Robots,” and more.

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    MUSIC
    Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos.

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    http://www.blur.com/ | https://www.siggraph.org/connect/international-resources/

    *Social Media*
    http://blog.siggraph.org/ | https://www.facebook.com/SIGGRAPHConferences | https://twitter.com/siggraph | https://www.youtube.com/user/ACMSIGGRAPH | https://www.instagram.com/acmsiggraph/ | https://www.linkedin.com/company/acm-siggraph/

    *Conference Website*
    https://s2020.siggraph.org/

    • 14 min
    28 – Prescription & Foveated AR With NVIDIA

    28 – Prescription & Foveated AR With NVIDIA

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    Thanks for joining us for another SIGGRAPH Spotlight! In this episode, you’re hearing from the ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee’s Bektur Ryskeldiev (postdoc, University of Tsukuba) as he interviews a member of the team behind the SIGGRAPH 2019 Emerging Technologies Best in Show winner. Jonghyun Kim (research scientist, NVIDIA) shares insight into the team’s AR display research as well reflects on the future of foveated rendering and prescription AR glasses.

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    MUSIC
    Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos.

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    https://s2019.siggraph.org/conference/programs-events/emerging-technologies/ | https://research.nvidia.com/person/jonghyun-kim | https://research.nvidia.com/publication/2019-07_Matching-Prescription-%26 | siggraph.org/connect/international-resources/

    *Social Media*
    http://blog.siggraph.org/ | https://www.facebook.com/SIGGRAPHConferences | https://twitter.com/siggraph | https://www.youtube.com/user/ACMSIGGRAPH | https://www.instagram.com/acmsiggraph/ | https://www.linkedin.com/company/acm-siggraph/

    *Conference Website*
    https://s2020.siggraph.org/

    • 11 min
    27 - Live From SIGGRAPH 2019 With NASA

    27 - Live From SIGGRAPH 2019 With NASA

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    In the latest episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, the team brings you live to a discussion from SIGGRAPH 2019 that features a group of brilliant scientific data visualizers. Tune in to our satellite feed for the chance hear from SIGGRAPH 2020 Conference Chair Kristy Pron (media arts and pipeline developer, Walt Disney Imagineering) as she chats with four representatives from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center about the department’s cinematic scientific visualization efforts: Greg Shirah (data analysis, NASA/GSFC), Cindy Starr (sr. sys. engineer, NASA/GSFC), Ernie Wright (media specialist, NASA/GSFC), and Kel Elkins (science visualizer, NASA/GSFC).

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    MUSIC
    Podcast theme, "SIGGRAPH," composed by Julius Dobos.

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    https://www.nasa.gov/goddard | https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/

    *Social Media*
    http://blog.siggraph.org/ | https://www.facebook.com/SIGGRAPHConferences | https://twitter.com/siggraph | https://www.youtube.com/user/ACMSIGGRAPH | https://www.instagram.com/acmsiggraph/ | https://www.linkedin.com/company/acm-siggraph/

    *Conference Website*
    https://s2020.siggraph.org/

    • 18 min

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