With a significant redesign planned for SIGGRAPH 2008, "Evolve" is a very apt theme for the 35th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, which returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center Aug. 11-13 (with the exhibition taking place Aug. 12-14).
As previously reported, SIGGRAPH 2008 will institute some fundamental conference changes to bring attendees new synergistic experiences and focus on timely industry themes rather than stricter presentations.
And who better to address these changes than the new chair, Jacquelyn Martino, a renowned researcher and graduate from MIT? Most recently, Martino's research focused on the artist's mark as a computational device. She has just joined IBM Research, Watson and previously held positions at Microsoft, Philips Research, Columbia University, Pratt Institute and MIT.