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ACM SIGGRAPH Theater: The History of SIGGRAPH Art Shows: Interconnections, Innovations, and Insight
Event TypeACM SIGGRAPH Theater
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Primary Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Registration Levels
TimeWednesday, 31 July 20193pm - 4:30pm
LocationRoom 309
DescriptionThis session will focus on the history of the SIGGRAPH Art Shows beginning in the early 1980s to the present. Copper Giloth will talk about the 1980s and share stories about how the early SIGGRAPH Art Shows transformed creative culture world-wide. Jan Searleman and Bonnie Mitchell, along with students Dietrick Wiles and Deanna Granata, will present "SIGGRAPH Digital Art Archive Development: A Creative and Innovative Approach to Historical Digital Art Documentation" and showcase the interconnections within the new ACM SIGGRAPH Art Show Archive. The session will end with an open forum: we invite the audience to share stories about their past SIGGRAPH art experiences.

Speakers: Bonnie Mitchell, Jan Searleman, Copper Giloth, and student presenters: Dietrick Wiles and Deanna Granata

Contact: Jan Searleman ( and Bonnie Mitchell (

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