SIGGRAPH Art Performances to be Held at UCSD
* PERFORMING ARTS FOR THE FUTURE MOBILE GENERATION
CRCA Studio 1613, Atkinson Hall, University of California, San Diego
* WHAT IF I AM NOT REAL
The following SIGGRAPH 2007 Art Gallery Interactive Installations will be Showcased at Calit2, University of California, San Diego:
* METROBOSCO: MORE THAN A GREEN BELT FOR A CITY
This installation will be a discussion and meeting point for citizens and whoever visits the city, to face the never ending problems of a metropolis and to design urban environments as easily as flying and touching in a new interface merging art and technologies. Through an apparently naive game, with an important technological side, we mean to spread the consciousness of a necessity to change our way of living, and come out with new and feasible proposals in a constructive way.
* HYDRODYNAMICS OCEAN
In "Hydrodynamics Ocean", when a visitor stands at the front of a round screen, big waves are coming towards the visitor, from the calm ocean. Visitors will enjoy a kind of scientific beauty, as if they can visit the storming ocean. This is an attempt to have an incredible experience of cutting-edge scientific visualization and physical simulation.
* RUTOPIA 2
RUTOPIA2 Is a virtual reality (VR) art project built for the C-wall VR system. It explores the aesthetics of virtual art in relation to traditional Russian folk arts and crafts. The project describes a magic garden with interactive sculptural trees linked to a matrix of several other unique virtual environments that together create a shared network community.
Screen explores memory as a virtual experience -- a form of virtuality that cuts across all times and cultures, but that we experience anew with the rise of digital virtuality. Here memories begin displayed as we wish they were: fixed texts, stable like pages. But soon the language of memory begins to peel loose. You can hit words back with your hand, but they don't always return to their origins, they break apart, and they peel faster and faster.
* ATLAS IN SILICO
Ruth West, Todd Margolis, JP Lewis, Iman Mostafavi, Ben Hackbarth, Joachim Gossman, Alex S. Horn, Trevor Henthorn, Sam Fernald, Iman Sadeghi, Jurgen Schulze, Weizhong Li, Raj Singh, Javier I. Girardo, Tommy Chheng, Jeffrey Lien, Tom Cassey
ATLAS IN SILICO reflects upon humanity's long-standing quest for an understanding of the nature, origins, and unity of life by interrogating metagenomics and its resultant shift from an organism-centric to a sequence-centric view of nature. Participants playfully and intuitively interact with millions of sequences from the Global Ocean Survey within a dynamic 3D environment enhanced by a unique sonic microworld. The installation employs an infrared motion tracking system, custom computer vision, advanced networking, spatialized interactive audio and 3D computer graphics together with the Varrier 60 panel, 100 million pixel barrier strip auto-stereoscopic tiled display.
For complete details on SIGGRAPH 2007, visit www.siggraph.org/s2007.
SIGGRAPH 2007 will bring an estimated 25,000 computer graphics and interactive technology professionals from six continents to San Diego, California, for the industry's most respected technical and creative programs focusing on research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and the web from Aug. 5-9 at the San Diego Convention Center. SIGGRAPH 2007 includes a three-day exhibition of products and services from the computer graphics and interactive marketplace from Aug. 7-9. More than 250 international exhibiting companies are expected. Registration for the conference and exhibition is open to the public.