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UFV Gaphic + Digital Design

SIGGRAPH 2014, Vancouver August 10–14

Graphic Art, Animation, Gaming + Interactivity

The 41st Vancouver SIGGRAPH Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will be from August 10-14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  This exhibition is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. SIGGRAPH is widely recognized as the most prestigious forum for the publication of computer graphics research. In addition to SIGGRAPH’s leading-edge technical program, the conference’s installations provide close-up views of the latest in digital art, emerging technologies, and hands-on opportunities for creative collaboration. The SIGGRAPH community includes people who are excited by research, science, graphic art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web.

Some must see items this year at SIGGRAPH include:

Emerging Technologies

Play with the latest interactive and graphics technologies before they transform the way we live and work. Emerging Technologies presents demonstrations of research from several fields, including displays, input devices, collaborative environments, and robotics.

Studio Courses: Make Cross-Platform Mobile Apps Quickly

This introduction to rapid mobile-app development uses easily available tools such as PhoneGap/Cordova, MoSync, UppSite, and others, and common technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript, to show how mobile apps that are graphically rich yet lightweight and cross-platform can be built quickly. Attendees learn how to set up a development environment, create a mobile project, write code, run it in an emulator, and send it to a phone. Example projects include a news reader, a contacts manager, and a drawing app.

Technical  Papers: Typography & Illustration

Join Ariel Shamir from the Interdisciplinary Center as various guest speakers from around the world discuss different learning methods for typography and illustration. Topics include, DecoBrush: Drawing Structured Decorative Patterns by Example, Learning a Manifold of Fonts, Exploratory Font Selection Using Crowdsourced Attributes, A Similarity Measure for Illustration Style, and Look Over Here: Attention-Directing Composition of Manga Elements.

For More Information: http://s2014.siggraph.org

Contributed by Miranda Ting, Assistant Professor, UFV Graphic and Digital Design 


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