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ACM SIGGRAPH Diversity Summit
Panel: HERstories: Women Leaders in the Digital World
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Session TimeSunday, 28 July 20198:40am - 5:30pm
DescriptionAn intergenerational panel of 12 trailblazing women share their untold challenges, insights and reflections on how they helped scaffold the foundations of the computer graphics industry in the early 1980’s as they continue to innovate and contribute to present day social trends in digital media arts. This unique panel will emphasize collaboration as an invaluable, all-inclusive process for creating dynamic synergies while addressing gender issues faced in high-technology environments that were often populated, managed and directed by men. These stories can serve to enlighten and inspire young professionals, reinvigorate conference veterans, and elucidate the seminal period that transformed games into a digital entertainment phenomenon that gave birth to the Internet, ultimately mobilizing SIGGRAPH as the preeminent computer graphics community that fostered professional networking opportunities for women.
A.J. Christensen
Visualization Programmer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Donna Cox
NCSA Advanced Visualization Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ellen Sandor
Janine Fron
Carolina Cruz-Niera
Emerging Analytics Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Maxine Brown
University of Illinois at Chicago
Claudia Hart
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tiffany Holmes
Maryland Institute, College of Art
Copper Gilloth
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Margaret Dolinsky
Indiana University Bloomington
Barbara Sykes
Independent Filmmaker
Joan Truckenbrod
School of Art Institute of Chicago
Dana Plepys
University of Illinois at Chicago
Anne Balsamo
University of Texas at Dallas
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
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