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The Los Angeles Chapter - 2022-2023 SEASON

2022 - 2023    SEASON EVENT LIST -    September 2022, thru June 2023

DIGITAL ART: Los Angeles ACM SIGGRAPH x EZTV/CyberSpace Gallery
The SECOND of FOUR [Annual Artshows]  The 1990's
September 13, 2022
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Blender V3.3 release
September 24, 2022
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Behind the Pixel - Past & Present Innovators: A Fireside Chat with a CGI Thought Leader
October, 2022
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Virtual Production for Live Performance
November 8, 2022
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AI project with Theoretical quantum physicists’ presentation
December 13, 2022
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Immersed in Digital Archiving and Restoration
January, 2023
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Computer Graphics for Wildfire Mapping
February 14, 2023
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CAREERS event with Kathleen Milnes
March 14, 2023
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The Future of AI in Arts & Entertainment
11-Apr-23
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JPL panel presentation @ JPL
May 9, 2023
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 The State of the Metaverse 2023
June 13, 2023
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MSG Sphere Studio Tour - Burbank
June, 2023
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DIGITAL ART: Los Angeles ACM SIGGRAPH x EZTV/CyberSpace Gallery

The SECOND of FOUR [Annual Artshows]  The 1990's

September 13, 2022

Presenters include: Paul Brown, Barbara Nessim, Karl Sims, Vibeke Sorensen, Roman Verostko, in conversation with Michael J. Masucci.

This second of four annual artshows will take place at 7PM PDT /10 PM EST, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. It will focus on digital art in the 1990's.

Curated by Michael J. Masucci, Joan Collins, Victor Acevedo

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Blender V3.3 release

September 17, 2022

Joint event with LA Blender - LA SIGGRAPH will get you all the info on the September 24, (Saturday), LA Blender V3.3 release.   Zoom Presentation and potential gathering, hosted by Sterling B Ely  at RFX.     Zoom Blender/glTF demonstrations (Produced jointly by Leonard Daly & LA SIGGRAPH);  and TBD in-person presentation (Produced by Sterling B Ely).

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Behind the Pixel - Past & Present Innovators: A Fireside Chat with a CGI Thought Leader

October, 2022

Prominent CG visionary/expert sits down for a one-on-one interview with a leading journalist from a Los Angeles-based media outlet. Outstanding interviewee to be announced!

Produced by - Diane Piepol

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Virtual Production for Live Performance

November 8, 2022

Site visit to XR Studios in Hollywood with talks and demos

Produced by - Ed Lantz

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AI project with Theoretical quantum physicists’ presentation

December 13, 2022

Mark Chavez's latest short AI film with theoretical quantum physicists partners.  A presentation of their work on this Art/Sci film "Moirai-Thread of Life" with a background catch up.  We worked with theoretical quantum physicists and did some previsualization with AI on this project.

An in-person presentation.

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Immersed in Digital Archiving and Restoration

January, 2023

Archives are collections of records providing information on a place, organization or group of people. They are cultural encapsulations. In the CG community, we face particular challenges to archiving our own work as well as being able to “recreate” and maintain aging ephemeral digital works for research and study.

Produced by - Diane Piepol

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Computer Graphics for Wildfire Mapping

February 14, 2023

Computer Graphics plays an essential role in the mapping of large wildfires in the United States. The software application, ArcGIS Pro, published by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) in Redlands, California, is the designated software used by Geographic Information System Specialists (GISS) to provide maps and mapping support to the Incident Commanders and Wildland Firefighters.

Presented by - Gregory Elwood,  GIS Specialist II,   Ventura County Fire Department

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CAREERS event with Kathleen Milnes

March 14, 2023

What is the outlook for careers across the digital media spectrum – from artists to technical directors to producers in VR, games, motion design, film and other media "yet to be invented"?  Hear and question a panel of hiring managers and veteran recruiters share the inside scoop on where the jobs are … and where they aren’t.

Virtual Zoom meeting.

organized by - Kathleen Milnes

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The Future of AI in Arts & Entertainment

11-Apr-23

A look at the coming impacts of AI in world building, VFX, user-generated content and more...

Produced by - Ed Lantz

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JPL panel presentation @ JPL

May 9, 2023

JPL’s space program through innovative and compelling science data visualization tools, animations, techniques, and technologies.      

In-person presentation

organized by - Zareh Gorjian and  Joan Collins

 

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 The State of the Metaverse 2023

June 13, 2023

Picking up one year later from the LA SIGGRAPH 2022 virtual seminars about the Metaverse Hardware and Software tools, Vice Chair Larry Rosenthal will moderate a virtual roundtable comprised of top corporate and creative leaders as the open Metaverse vs corporate products begin to clash as options for creative developers and designers looking to build content and IP for the Metaverse.

Produced by - Larry Rosenthal and Leonard Daly

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MSG Sphere Studio Tour - Burbank

June, 2023

Tour of MSG Sphere's Burbank studio dome.     In-person presentation.  Produced by - Ed Lantz

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Schedule

See event page for each event to check on specifics

Registration

If the event is to be organized as a virtual, then you will register with Zoom to get access to the event.  See individual event pages for specifics.

We have planned all twelve events for this Season.  Join the Chapter now!  You may Join the chapter for $40/year for access to all of the events.  Or Donate for any amount. We accept online payments through PayPal.

Special Thanks

The below is our Executive Council of the LA chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH 2022-2023 Season.

Special Thanks to our ELECTED OFFICERS 2022-23:   Chair - Joan Collins; Vice Chair - Larry Rosenthal; Secretary - Rick Hernandez; Treasurer - Dave Curlender.   And our  APPOINTED EC MEMBERS:  Membership Chair, Interim - Sharon Eisenberg; Electronic Services - Leonard Daly; and Volunteers Chair, Interim - Fran Zandonella Benjamin. And our critical EC MEMBERS including our Active Past Chair - Sunil Rampersad; Past Vice Chair - Edward Arroyo; Past Chair, Producer - Ed Lantz; and Past Chair, Producer - Diane Piepol.