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Season 2023

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
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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Pioneers in Computer Graphics EDUCATION
March 8, 2023
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The Future of AI in Arts & Entertainment
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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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LA ACM SIGGRAPH and the EZTV Online Museum present:

DIGITAL ART:  Los Angeles ACM SIGGRAPH x EZTV/CyberSpace Gallery

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

Tuesday, Sept 13, 2022

Presenters include:  Paul Brown, Karl Sims, Barbara Nessim, Roman Verostko, and Vibeke Sorensen.  Followed by a special Electronic Theater Screening of the Artist's Digital Art.

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

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

Registration is now open, and free.

LA SIGGRAPH joins LA.Blend for a joint event showcasing the latest features of Blender V3.3 (direct Zoom link). There will be a special presentation from artists from the Khronos Group to highlight the new import/export capability of Blender with glTF models and Physically Based Rendering (PBR). Image credits on event page.

One-on-one interview featuring Innovator John Gaeta, Creative Executive at Inworld AI and Carolyn Giardina, Technology Editor, The Hollywood Reporter (THR). Join us for a wide-ranging conversation, from The Matrix to the convergence of cinema and game-like experiences into the Metaverse.

CGPro takes us on a tour of Unreal 5’s new capabilities with case studies during this FREE virtual production.


Date: December 13, 2022  Los Angeles time.

7:00p - The Live Stream will start on Zoom, and is Free for all. Registration is still open.Watch the Hybrid Event on Live Zoom Stream.  All are encouraged to REGISTER for free for the Zoom Stream.  There is still plenty of room.  You must register here to gain access to the Zoom. 

6:15p - Members' In-Person presentation is SOLD OUT.  The In-Person presentation is for MEMBERS ONLY, and is SOLD OUT.  No more seats available at the VIRTULARIUM Studio, (El Segundo). 

Tuesday, January 10, 2023  7:pm PST

The San Francisco Chapter joins forces with the Los Angeles Chapter to host a Zoom meeting for all of the leadership, volunteers, members, and want-to-be-involved people.    This **Golden State Mixer,** **Bay meets Hollywood** and the **San Francisco / Los Angeles Zoom Hour,**  is brought to you by the volunteer people who have brought you Chapter events since 1978, and plan to continue for another forty years!   Calling all interested in participating.

Gregory Elwood,  GIS Specialist II, Ventura County Fire Department, goes through the software used today to battle wildfires in California.  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.

On Wednesday, 8 March 2023 at 5:pm PST / 8:00pm Eastern, please join the SIGGRAPH Pioneers for another in our Pioneers of Computer Graphics series.  Dr. Bill Joel will lead an all-star panel of CGI educators in a 90-minute Zoom panel.  All SIGGRAPH Pioneers are invited to join live and participate in the chat. Others are welcome to join as well.

MODERATOR: Bill Joel;  PANELISTS: Ed Angel, Glenn Goldman, Don Greenberg, Barbara Mones, and Scott Owen

Register in advance for this webinar:

Click to see full BIOS below.

Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to have a transformative impact on computer graphics, visual effects, art and entertainment. Our panel explores the coming impacts of AI in worldbuilding, VFX, user-generated content and more.

This event was SOLD OUT.  

Join members of JPL’s computer graphics community as they discuss their work supporting various aspects of JPL’s space program through innovative and compelling science data visualization tools, animations, techniques, and technologies.

Registrations had to be CLOSED.  This will be an in-person only event.  No recordings will be posted from the event.  

  • Dr. Jeng Yen, with Brittany Seto: "Application of 3D visualization to understand robot's thoughts"
  • Oleg Pariser:  "Terrain Generation and Applications for Mars 2020 Rover operations and beyond"
  • Marsette Vona: “Adaptive Resolution Terrain Reconstruction and 3D Visualization for Mars 2020
  • Jacqueline Ryan: "Stereoscopic Panorama Visualization for Mars Operations: An Unusual but Practical Application of VR"
  • Marc Pomerantz:  "Digital Twin Technology for Robotic Vehicle and Space Mission Development and Operations"
  • Zareh Gorjian  - Moderator, JPL

The Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is seeking nominations for Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Membership. 

Nominations are open to all chapter members, and are due by MAY 10, 2023.  We are looking for people like you to collaborate with our leaders as we plan topics for our meetings.  We attract a global audience.  Our members are based in Los Angeles.

Nominate yourself, or someone you know.  Nominations are due by MAY 10 2023.  Send an email to OR contact someone in the Executive Council.


The Future of the Metaverse, 2023: Big Companies or Big Ideas?

Join LA SIGGRAPH Vice Chair, Larry Rosenthal, for an evening that looks back at the last year of the "metaverse and web3" mania and asks forward looking questions about how we got here to the many "is the metaverse dead" articles that fill the media today.

Guests Include long-time experts in the medium, including:  Tony Parisi, Neil Trevett, Avi Bar-Zeev, and Jasmine Roberts.

2023-2024 New Season - Planning Meeting

Bring ideas for topics & speakers

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Free ZOOM  Virtual Event

6:30 – 7:00 pm  --  Close out 2023 Season, & Welcome new officers

7:00 – 9:30 pm  --  2023-2024 Planning Meeting

It’s that time of year again when LA SIGGRAPH plans our whole year of meetings.  We have the Joint Executive Councils meet to hear ideas and plug them into months,  (September ‘23 through June ‘24).

If you have a Presenter that you would like to see, or a Topic that would be of interest to you, PITCH IT to us.