Aug 10, 2009

Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques - SIGGRAPH

SIGGRAPH 2009 was sponsored by The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), an educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges.Its one of the best scientific animation/hypermedia/multimedia platform in the world.
... to stimulate communication and growth, and foster the fusion and mutual inspiration of science, art, and technology.
It was on Conference: 3-7 August (Monday through Friday) and Exhibition: 4-6 August (Tuesday through Thursday). We @markivmedcom / @LastMohican hope to participate the next time round. (2010). Heres a showcase of some interesting Interfaces in SIGGRAPH 2009.

1. Hyper-Realistic Virtual Reality
- A team from INRIA and Grenoble Universities in France will demo a new virtual reality system called Virtualization Gate that tracks users' movements very accurately using multiple cameras, allowing them to interact with virtual objects with new realism.

Virtualization Gate: Siggraph 2009 Emerging Technologies
Uploaded by InriaGrImage. - Videos of the latest science discoveries and tech.

2. Touchable Holography - This project adds tactile feedback to the hovering image in 3D free space. Tactile sensation requires contact with objects, but including a stimulator in the work space dilutes the appearance of holographic images. The Airborne Ultrasound Tactile Display solves this problem by producing tactile sensation on a user's hand without any direct contact and without diluting the quality of the holographic projection

we show an example of demos. Fig. 1 shows a demo in which rain drops fall from above. When the rain drop hits the user’s palm, feels tactile sensation created by the ultrasound. In another demo,he sees and feels a small virtual creature running on his palm.

From MxR-
MxR works with USC’s Institute of Creative Technologies and the Interactive Media Division at the School of Cinematic Arts. ICT projects create and analyze immersive systems for education and training simulations that incorporate both real and virtual elements. IMD projects push the boundaries of immersive experience design and alternative controllers. The VRPsych Lab and Graphics Lab at ICT are frequent collaborative partners.

HeadSPIN: A One-to-Many 3D Video Teleconferencing System from MxR on Vimeo.

About SIGGRAPH next

26 - 30 July 2010
Los Angeles, California USA
Los Angeles Convention Center

8 - 12 August 2011
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre

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