Whether it is for highlighting new exciting experiences or the latest technology, SIGGRAPH, ACM’s (Association for Computing Machinery) annual event has adopted more immersive content programming. 2019, in fact, is going to be the biggest experience to be debuted during the conference.
The event is expected to feature two programs for immersive content – VR Theater and Immersive Pavilion. Both will offer FCFS (first come, first serve) content in addition to timed VR Theater screenings, however, these are by ticket only.
The 4 world-premiers will be as follows-
- Undersea from Magic Leap (Immersive Pavilion)
- A Kite’s Tale from Walt Disney Animation Studios (VR Theater)
- Mary and the Monster: Chapter One from Parallux and New York University’s Future Reality Lab (Immersive Pavilion)
- Il Divino: Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling in VR from Epic Games.
The Immersive Pavilion is the perfect place to experience, play, and learn about technological advances across the evolving mediums of AR, VR, and MR, according to Victoria Rege (SIGGRAPH 2019 Immersive Pavilion Chair).
The creators won’t only share quirky and fun projects but also informative and thought-provoking content. From more than 290 submissions, the visitors to SIGGRAPH 2019 will be able to enjoy 33 Immersive Pavilion selections and 15 VR Theater selections. The former will have 3 physical spaces – Arcade, Museum, and Village with content including Project Jua, Heterotopias, and Being Henry in the respective spaces. The latter, however, offers both five-film, 1-hour screenings daily and individual viewing kiosks, highlights include Doctor Who: The Runaway and MindPalace, screenings and kiosks respectively.
SIGGRAPH 2019 is expected to take place in Los Angeles, California, between 28th July and 1st August. For more such information and updates, stay tuned to our blogs.