Each year, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) presents SIGGRAPH, an event that brings together some of the world’s top computer-graphics artists and creators of interactive technologies for a week of symposia, exhibitions and other programs. As in past years, a number of SVA faculty and alumni attended ACM SIGGRAPH 2005, which was held in Los Angeles from July 31 through August 4. Bruce Wands, chair of the MFA Computer Art Department, was on hand for a panel discussion entitled Bridging the Gap: Art, Artists, Technology and the Art Establishment. The MFA program was also represented by faculty member Victor Acevedo, who had work in the “Synapse” exhibition; and recent graduate Ji Young Kim (MFA 2004 Computer Art), whose animation Point of View was part of the “Threading Time” exhibition.
In addition to the event in L.A., SIGGRAPH also has a local happening called “MetroCAF” in NYC this fall. Several members of the BFA Computer Art Department’s class of 2005 will have work on display: Jordan Blit, Mark Corotan, Travis Griggs, Rie Ito, Nitant Karnik, Grace Lee, Miriam Margulies, Carolina Moya, Ylli Orana, Amanda Pecharsky, Mark Rohrer, Anton Tokar, Beldon Wolson and Kirill Yeretsky. “MetroCAF” will open on Monday, September 26, at FIT’s Haft Auditorium, 227 West 27th Street.
Image: The “Synapse” exhibtion at SIGGRAPH; photo by Malcolm Lightner.