Umbilici Bracelets, the SIGGRAPH Fellows Award
by Alyn Rockwood
“And the primal became two” - I Ching.
The two bracelets, emblems of Art and Technology, are duals. Art is an organic shape with a heart-shaped cross-section. It undulates and breathes. The sleeker Technology has a triangular cross-section. Linked together, the two bracelets represent the bond between these two human endeavors. They also gear one another; rolling one bracelet will turn the other.
Three ACM SIGGRAPH members were recently named to the 2017 class of ACM Fellows and will be honored at the annual awards banquet June 23 in San Francisco. ACM fellows represent less than one percent of the organization’s overall membership of talented and inventive researchers and academicians in the wide-ranging computer science field. To be elected an ACM fellow is a testament to that individual’s hard work and pioneering contributions in computing.
Call for Nominations: 2018 SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art.
The deadline of 15 December 2016 is fast approaching. Time to submit your nominations for the award through the ACM SIGGRAPH website! Do not assume that someone else is nominating your choice for the award – so take some action now!
The ACM SIGGRAPH Awards program recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the computer graphics community through their research, teaching, service, or writing. This year, ACM SIGGRAPH will recognize six individuals whose impressive achievements have more than earned them the awards they'll accept onstage at SIGGRAPH 2017.
Source: Spark CG/WIA Press Release (Media Contact)
Spark Computer Graphics Society (Spark CG) and Women in Animation (WIA) are pleased to announce the inaugural WIA Diversity Awards which will be presented at SPARK ANIMATION 2017 taking place from October 26th to October 29th, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada.
The deadline of December 15, 2016 is fast approaching. Please submit your nominations for the award through the ACM SIGGRAPH website by visiting the URL listed below and clicking on "Artist Award Chair." Please include as much information about your nominee as possible, including web links. Nominations must be submitted through the ACM SIGGRAPH website in order to be considered.
Source: Association for Computing Machinery
Each year, ACM recognizes technical and professional achievements within the computing and information technology community through its celebrated Awards Program. And annually, ACM's award committees evaluate the contributions of candidates for various awards that span a spectrum of professional and technological accomplishments. You and your colleagues are invited to nominate candidates for ACM awards, including:
Each year, ACM SIGGRAPH bestows a small number of awards to members of the computer graphics community, in recognition of exceptional achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Five of the these awards are given out annually, and one (the Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics) is awarded every odd-numbered year.
ACM SIGGRAPH presents five awards to recognize exceptional achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques. The list of past award winners reads like the who's who of computer graphics. This year's award recipients are as follows:
2015 Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics: Henry Fuchs
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced the names of 47 members who will be recognized as ACM Fellows for their exceptional contributions to computing. Fellowship is ACM's most prestigious member grade, and is held by only 1% of ACM members. The 2014 ACM Fellows hail from some of the world’s leading universities, corporations and research labs.
The ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award is given out once a year to an artist who has created a substantial body of work that significantly advances the field of digital art. ACM SIGGRAPH members are warmly invited to nominate individuals for the 2015 Distinguished Artist Award by contacting the ACM SIGGRAPH Artist Award Chair. Nominations are due by December 15, 2014.
The Association for Computing Machinery's A.M. Turing Award has been described as the "Nobel Prize of Computing," and is revered by many as the greatest honor in the field. Though highly regarded by computing professionals, the Turing Award comes with a monetary prize that, while significant, has traditionally been much smaller than other cash awards disbursed with prizes of similar gravity, such as the Nobel Prize. The 2013 Nobel Prizes were accompanied by cash awards of 8 million Swedish krona (roughly equivalent to $1 million U.S. dollars).
Among the most prestigious of honors in computer graphics, ACM SIGGRAPH awards are presented to people who are leaders in the field, or destined to become so. The award talks session at the annual SIGGRAPH conference gives winners the opportunity to expound on their background and research.
For those who missed them, the talks are now available to watch in full (below), courtesy of the ACM SIGGRAPH SCOOP team.
SIGGRAPH 2014 Award Recipients:
It's rare for visual effects artists to find themselves the focus of attention at a red carpet gala, despite the ever-increasing importance of effects in film and television. Unaccustomed to the chaos of flashing bulbs and chattering shutters, many of the nominees at the 12th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards on Wednesday, February 12, were understandably flustered as they approached the array of lights and cameras skirting the VES red carpet.
Today, the Visual Effects Society announced director Alfonso Cuarón as the recipient of its prestigious Visionary Award. Cuarón was selected for his remarkable achievements in the field of cinematic arts, not the least of which being his pivotal role in the creation of the year's most celebrated film, Gravity.
Nominations for the 2014 ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Arts are due by December 23, 2013. Since the award's creation in 2009, it has been presented annually to an artist whose substantial body of work has significantly advanced aesthetic content the field of digital art.