Event Report: SIGGRAPH 2006

4 Sep, 2006 By: James L. Sipes

20,000 attendees view the latest technologies that will take us to the next level of human/computer interaction

General Software

In the world of computer graphics, how we interact with our digital tools greatly affects how we create drawings, maps, illustrations, models and animations. One of the best places to see new technologies that seek to enhance human/computer interaction is SIGGRAPH. At SIGGRAPH 2006 -- held July 30 to August 3 in Boston -- almost 20,000 participants showed up to see what the top computer gurus are doing. This was the first time SIGGRAPH had been in Boston since 1989, and a lot has changed. There's no shortage of activities, with classes, exhibits, sketches, papers, job fair, Electronic Theater and Guerilla Studio, just to name a few. SIGGRAPH's Computer Animation Festival featured around 100 films and videos from the world.  Read more >>p>


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