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Presenting sessions, art, and animations in six broad themes:

Complexity and Accessibility
How to manage large datasets, how to visualize complexity, and how to present optimized data on mobile devices and distributed displays.

Future History
Understanding and celebrating our past as we invigorate, re-invent, and define the future of computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Global Responsibility
How the social, economic, political, and environmental climate affects our lives and work, and vice versa.

Impact on Society
Positive and negative aspects of the symbiosis between technology and society.

Professional Development and Education
Information and inspiration for attendees who want to create fulfilling futures.

SIGGRAPH Core
Recent work from the crossroads of science, art, and technology that celebrates the best in creativity and innovation from the past year.

These topical areas are explored in a broad range of presentation formats, including:

Art & Design
Creative achievements presented in a juried exhibit titled Slow Art and a curated exhibit on Design & Computation.

Computer Animation Festival
A new festival format: competition screenings, showcase screenings, and panel discussions with filmmakers, instructors, and artists involved in the creative process.

FJORG!
In 32 intense, non-stop hours, 16 teams compete to create the best character-driven animation the world has ever seen.

New Tech Demos
Adventurous advances in mobile devices, computational photography, human-robot interaction, and technologies related to cultural heritage.

The Studio
Where attendees interact with some of the most exciting digitally empowered creative artists, designers, researchers, and technicians in the world.

Technical Papers
The premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Present Your Work
For all the details on how you can present your latest and best work at the world's premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques, please review the SIGGRAPH 2008 Call for Submissions.