SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival Winners, Featured Speakers Revealed
Stephenson joined McLaren in 2008 from Fiat Auto where he was Design Director for Fiat/Lancia and then Alfa Romeo. While there, he led the design of cars such as the Fiat 500, Alfa Mito and Fiat Bravo. Previously he was Design Director at Ferrari and Maserati where he was responsible for the Ferrari 612, Ferrari 430, Maserati Quattroporte and Maserati MC12. Stephenson began his career at BMW where he designed the X5 and the Mini, eventually becoming Design Director for the Mini. Having just finalized the design of the McLaren MP4-12C, Stephenson and his team continue to challenge themselves to make designs timeless and McLaren’s products premium.
About Professor Jae-Dong Park
Originally a high school art teacher, Professor Park started his career as a comics artist in the newly founded Hangyeore Sinmun daily newspaper in 1988. From the first issue, Park made humorous illustrations and comics in the illustrations section. Park drew for Hangyeore Sinmun until 1996, when he turned to animation with the film 'Odoltoki'. In 2009, the 10th Korean National Assembly honored Park with the Caricaturist of the Year award. His accomplishments also include directing two animations and publishing three essay books.
About Hyung Tae-Kim
Hyung-tae Kim is a Korean artist who is well known for his outstanding contributions to the video game industry. He gained his reputation for art creation in games such as the Magna Carta series and the later installments of the War of Genesis series. Kim began his career in the video games industry working in the field of background music, before moving to art and design. He has branched out into the comic book industry, serving as a guest cover artist and contributing to the Udon street fighter series. Kim is currently an Art Director at NC Soft. Apart from video game design, Kim’s illustrations have also been featured in numerous books. An artist in the manhwa style, he draws inspiration from Asian martial arts fantasy with cultural influences mainly from the Korean culture.
About SIGGRAPH Asia
The 3rd ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia will take place in Coex Convention and Exhibition Center Seoul, Korea. Featuring an international conference from 15-18 December 2010, SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 offers works that provoke thought, explore ideas in innovative ways, address contemporary issues, interactively engage viewers in discovery, and stimulate their intellect and creativity through art, computer animation, courses, education, new technologies, technical papers as well as technical sketches and posters.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 also features a trade exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace and will be held from 16-18 December 2010. Sponsored by ACM, SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 is expected to bring together over 8,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals and enthusiasts from Asia and beyond. For more information, please visit www.siggraph.org/asia2010.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 was a resounding success. Artists, researchers, developers, gaming experts, filmmakers, as well as academics from over 50 countries gathered in Yokohama over four exciting days to discover new products, talents, technology and techniques in the digital media industry. For more information, please visit www.siggraph.org/asia2009
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGGRAPH sponsors SIGGRAPH Asia 2010. ACM is an educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development and professional networking.