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Art Gallery

The SIGGRAPH Art Gallery offers a space for creative contemplation. In light of shifting ecological, political, social, and global-relations climates, artists examine the present and consider the question, “What can we do?”

Program Content

Artists bring vision to life through advanced technology.

The SIGGRAPH 2019 Art Gallery is pleased to announce the return to a juried exhibition, with this year’s theme being, “Proliferating Possibilities: Speculative Futures in Art and Design.” What solutions might we need to thrive in a future full of promise and unknowns?

The SIGGRAPH Art Gallery has always existed as an exhibition for artworks that fuse compelling artistic vision with technological innovation. The pieces featured in the Art Gallery demonstrate the progress we’re making, as well as the questions we’re facing as a global society. Artists have and continue to incorporate hybrid practices, digital fabrication technologies, science, architecture, design, and virtual and augmented platforms in their work as a means of exploration around crucial societal questions.

Go deeper with Experience Presentations.

Contributors share a more intimate look at their work, and give you a deeper understanding of the art and its context during Experience Presentations at SIGGRAPH 2019. Get the schedule of sessions.

Art Gallery Chair

Brittany Ransom

1:30pm-5:30pm South Hall K
Art Gallery
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Eyes
Artists
Yoon Chung Han
Praful Surve
Event Type
Art Gallery
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Maybe
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Primary Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Registration Levels
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TimeSunday, 28 July 20191:30pm - 5:30pm
LocationSouth Hall K
DescriptionEyes is an interactive biometric data art that transforms human iris data into musical sound and 3D-animated image. It allows the audience to explore their own identities through unique visual and sound generated by their iris patterns based on iris recognition and image processing techniques.
Artists
Yoon Chung Han
San Jose State University
Praful Surve
California State University, Fullerton
Art Gallery
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Fiber Optic Ocean
Artists
Özge Samanci
Adam Snyder
Gabriel Caniglia
Event Type
Art Gallery
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Maybe
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
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Arts & Design
Registration Levels
XP
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TimeSunday, 28 July 20191:30pm - 5:30pm
LocationSouth Hall K
DescriptionFiber Optic Ocean is a data-driven virtual reality experience that composes music. In this piece, shark skeletons are trapped in an ocean made of fiber optic threads. The piece speculates on the consequences of technology's invasion of oceans and composes music generated by live data from sharks and humans.
Artists
Özge Samanci
Northwestern University
Adam Snyder
Electronic Arts
Gabriel Caniglia
Northwestern University
Art Gallery
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Knowing Together
Artists
Rosalie Yu
Charles Berret
Event Type
Art Gallery
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V No
P/V Maybe
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Primary Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Registration Levels
XP
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TimeSunday, 28 July 20191:30pm - 5:30pm
LocationSouth Hall K
DescriptionKnowing Together tested a novel approach to photogrammetry where a group of participants collectively gather images for 3D models. We tested this method in a workshop setting, and the resulting models yielded a set of seven resin 3D-printed sculptures suspended in acrylic domes, preserving visual artifacts of the creation process.

Don't Miss: "Knowing Together" Art Paper being presented in the 3D Print, Design, Installations session on Wednesday, 31 July, 10:45 am-12:15 pm, Theatre 411.
Artists
Rosalie Yu
Columbia University
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
Charles Berret
University of British Columbia, School of Journalism
Art Gallery
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Lavin
Artists
Jieliang Luo
Weidi Zhang
Event Type
Art Gallery
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Maybe
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
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Arts & Design
Registration Levels
XP
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TimeSunday, 28 July 20191:30pm - 5:30pm
LocationSouth Hall K
DescriptionLAVIN constantly analyzes the real world via a camera and outputs semantic interpretations, which navigate the audience in a virtual world consisting of all the fluid abstract structures that are designed and animated based on the photogrammetry of daily objects that the Neural Network can recognize.

Special Thanks to
The Experimental Visualization Lab
Prof. George Legrady
Mengyu Chen
Artists
Jieliang Luo
University of California Santa Barbara
Autodesk Research
Weidi Zhang
University of California Santa Barbara
Art Gallery
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NOISE AQUARIUM
Artists
Victoria Vesna
Martina R. Fröschl
Glenn Bristol
Alfred Vendl
Event Type
Art Gallery
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Maybe
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
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Arts & Design
Registration Levels
XP
F
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TimeSunday, 28 July 20191:30pm - 5:30pm
LocationSouth Hall K
DescriptionThe interactive installation presents an aquarium full of plankton in an idyllic immersive experience which presents selected plankton organisms as huge as they are important for our ecosystem. The interaction deals metaphorically with the problem all humans face: Our needs versus the restricted resources of Earth. Find your balance.
Artists
Victoria Vesna
UCLA
Martina R. Fröschl
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Glenn Bristol
United Motion Labs
Alfred Vendl
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Art Gallery
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Pachinko Machine
Artist
Brigitta Zics
Event Type
Art Gallery
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Maybe
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
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Arts & Design
Registration Levels
XP
F
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TimeSunday, 28 July 20191:30pm - 5:30pm
LocationSouth Hall K
DescriptionPachinko Machine is a self-learning, algorithmic drawing using the rules of a pinball machine. The machine plays the game by itself, and through machine learning the algorithm becomes increasingly accurate. The only obstruction is a second intelligence that acts against the original goal; it is a battle of algorithms.
Artist
Brigitta Zics
UCL Knowledge Lab
Art Gallery
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Robotic Voice Activated Word Kicking Machine
Artist
Neil Mendoza
Event Type
Art Gallery
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Maybe
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
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Arts & Design
Registration Levels
XP
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TimeSunday, 28 July 20191:30pm - 5:30pm
LocationSouth Hall K
DescriptionThe Robotic Voice Activated Word Kicking Machine is a surreal exploration of language and our strange relationship with talking to machines, from customer service bots to “intelligent assistants.” It combines projection and robotics to explore the crossover between the virtual and the physical.
Artist
Neil Mendoza
Neil Mendoza Studio
Art Gallery
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RuShi
Artist
John Wong
Event Type
Art Gallery
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Maybe
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Primary Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Registration Levels
XP
F
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TimeSunday, 28 July 20191:30pm - 5:30pm
LocationSouth Hall K
DescriptionMy work is about prediction, fate, and superstition, questioning what we really need at the age of AI. The audience will only see the flow of colors. It goes back to the basic. Without the interpretation of the storyteller, I want the audience to see only the beauty of balance.
Artist
John Wong
John Wong Art
Art Gallery
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Tentacle Flora
Artist
Akira Nakayasu
Event Type
Art Gallery
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Maybe
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Primary Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Registration Levels
XP
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TimeSunday, 28 July 20191:30pm - 5:30pm
LocationSouth Hall K
DescriptionThe tentacles of a sea anemone swaying on the ocean waves recall the image of a primitive organism. The Tentacle Flora project is an attempt to create a lifelike robotics sculpture with the mysterious sea anemone as its motif and is exploring what it means to feel alive.
Artist
Akira Nakayasu
Kobe Design University
Art Gallery
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The Yawn Chorus
Artists
Alex Rothera
Christopher G. Thompson
Christopher Baker
Shek Po Kwan
Event Type
Art Gallery
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Maybe
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Primary Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Registration Levels
XP
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TimeSunday, 28 July 20191:30pm - 5:30pm
LocationSouth Hall K
DescriptionWe’re creating a yawning orchestra - an artificial intelligence that can identify yawns and then trigger chain reactions of yawns by capturing and releasing yawns. Sit, lay, relax, and listen to our AI sing melodies constructed purely out of the yawns of guests.
Artists
Alex Rothera
Humane Engineering
Google
Christopher G. Thompson
Independent
Christopher Baker
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Shek Po Kwan
Independent
Art Gallery
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TransVision: Exploring the States of the Visual Field in the Age of Extreme Augmentation
Artists
Jiabao Li
Honghao Deng
Panagiotis Michalatos
Event Type
Art Gallery
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Maybe
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Primary Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Registration Levels
XP
F
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TimeSunday, 28 July 20191:30pm - 5:30pm
LocationSouth Hall K
DescriptionThrough three extreme ideal types of perceptual machines, TransVision questions the habitual ways we interpret the visual world intervened by digital media: Hyper-sensitive vision (speculation on social media’s amplification effect and our filtered communication landscape); hyper-focused vision (an analogue version of searching behavior on the internet); and hyper-commoditized vision (monetized vision with omnipresent advertisement).
Artists
Jiabao Li
Harvard University
Honghao Deng
Harvard University
Panagiotis Michalatos
Harvard University
Art Gallery
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Watertight
Artists
Ziv Schneider
Caitlin Robinson
Event Type
Art Gallery
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Maybe
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Primary Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Registration Levels
XP
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TimeSunday, 28 July 20191:30pm - 5:30pm
LocationSouth Hall K
DescriptionWATERTIGHT is a 3D-scanned and 3D-printed specimen collection of human habitats and the individuals that reside alone within them. Both the hardware capture device and the processing software contribute unexpected glitches and organic visual artifacts. As such, the technology becomes a documentarian, interpreting this reality with an ambiguous algorithm.
Artists
Ziv Schneider
Raycaster
NYU ITP
Caitlin Robinson
Electric South

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