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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 ACM SIGGRAPH's annual 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 ACM SIGGRAPH's annual conference.

    46 – ‘Star Wars’ in VR

    46 – ‘Star Wars’ in VR

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    Thanks for joining us for another SIGGRAPH Spotlight! In this episode, SIGGRAPH 2022 Immersive Pavilion Chair Derek Ham (department head and associate professor of art + design, NC State University) sits down with two SIGGRAPH 2021 contributors from ILMxLAB, lead UI artist Mary Huang and interactive audio supervisor Kevin Bolen. Through the lens of “Vader Immortal” and “Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge,” Huang and Bolen discuss the audio and design process for expanding the “Star Wars” universe into VR, and they share some of their favorite scenes in these interactive experiences. Plus, they even hint at what’s next for “Star Wars” in VR.

    This episode is brought to you by SIGGRAPH 2021 conference partner, AWS.

    http://pages.awscloud.com/siggraph2021

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

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    https://s2021.siggraph.org/ | https://s2021.siggraph.org/program/immersive-pavilion/ | https://www.ilmxlab.com/vader-immortal-a-star-wars-vr-series/ | https://www.ilmxlab.com/sw-tales/ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/kbolen/ | https://twitter.com/rhyme_andreason | https://www.instagram.com/rhymeandreason/ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryhuang1/ | https://mary-huang.com/

    *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://s2021.siggraph.org/

    • 42 min
    45 – Animating With Purpose

    45 – Animating With Purpose

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    For the latest SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2021 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater Director Mark Elendt (mathematician, SideFX) is joined by Taz Tron Delix (director, “Stormzy – Superheroes”), Kayu Leung (director, “Louis’ Shoes”), and Simone Giampaolo (director, “Only a Child”) for a discussion about their 2021 Electronic Theater projects. The group also tackles the reasons why animation is such a great medium to tell impactful stories with big messages.

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

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    https://s2021.siggraph.org/program/electronic-theater/ | https://compulsory.film/director/taz-tron-delix | https://www.amka.ch/film/only-a-child/ | https://www.ecole-mopa.fr/en/home/ | https://www.netflix.com/title/81349306

    *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://s2021.siggraph.org/

    • 40 min
    44 – A Conversation With Alvy Ray Smith

    44 – A Conversation With Alvy Ray Smith

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    Thanks for joining us for another SIGGRAPH Spotlight! In this episode, SIGGRAPH 2021 Retrospective Chair Andres Burbano (associate professor, Universidad de los Andes) sits down with computer graphics industry icon Alvy Ray Smith. Here, Alvy discusses his rich history with computer graphics and takes a deep dive into the three parts of his upcoming book, “A Biography of the Pixel.” Finally, Andres and Alvy share hints about the Retrospective program at SIGGRAPH 2021.

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

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    http://alvyray.com/ | https://s2021.siggraph.org/ | https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/biography-pixel

    *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://s2021.siggraph.org/

    • 20 min
    43 – Mastering Game Design

    43 – Mastering Game Design

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    In an all-new episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2021 Games Focus Area Chair Carlos Gonzalez-Ochoa (rendering programmer, Epic Games) is joined by Tanya X. Short (captain and designer, Kitfox Games) and Rodney Reece (principal level designer, Respawn Entertainment) to talk about “the door problem” and other game design dilemmas faced during a game’s production cycle.

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

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    https://s2021.siggraph.org/program/games/ | https://www.theverge.com/22328169/game-development-doors-design-difficult | https://www.respawn.com/ | https://www.kitfoxgames.com/en | https://twitter.com/rodneyreece7 | https://twitter.com/tanyaxshort

    *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://s2021.siggraph.org/

    • 38 min
    42 – The Intersection of AI, VR, and Technology

    42 – The Intersection of AI, VR, and Technology

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2021 Special Projects Chair Ian Failes (editor, "befores & afters") hosts a discussion on the intersection of AI, VR, and technology. Guest Arthur Miller (researcher and author), discusses how the mind shapes experiences and interactions, creativity challenges that stem from AI, VR, and technology, and AI's role in collaboration between humans and technologies to augment creativity.

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

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    https://www.arthurimiller.com/ | https://beforesandafters.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*
    s2021.siggraph.org

    • 25 min
    41 – Art in the Age of TikTok

    41 – Art in the Age of TikTok

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    Time to talk art in the age of TikTok! In this episode of SIGGRAPH Spotlight, SIGGRAPH 2021 Art Gallery Chair Angus Forbes (associate professor, Department of Computational Media, UC Santa Cruz) connects with creators who use data and new realities in their art, and who use social media both in their art and in sharing their art. Guests Sophia Brueckner (assistant professor, University of Michigan Stamp School of Art and Design), Hashmukh Kerai (motion designer and 3D illustrator), Şölen Kıratlı (artist, architect, researcher, lecturer), and Hannah Wolfe (assistant professor of computer science, Colby College) discuss past SIGGRAPH Art Gallery selections, how to build a brand via Instagram and other networks, and how they envision the evolution of the creation and distribution of art over the next decade.

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

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    LINKS
    *Episode*
    https://www.sophiabrueckner.com/ | https://www.instagram.com/hashmukh/ | https://www.hashmukh.com/ | http://www.solenk.net/ | http://hannahewolfe.com/ | http://www.cacophonic.net/


    *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://s2021.siggraph.org/

    • 38 min

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