Computer technologies, techniques group formed

Cecil Giltz Published:

In an effort to support the advanced technology community of Cleveland and Northeastern Ohio, the Association for Computing Machinery has formally chartered Northeast Ohio Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, a chapter for the region coordinated by the Cleveland Institute of Art, Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Art, each of which has special interests in this field.

A kick-off event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Cleveland Museum of Art at University Circle in Cleveland. It will feature technology demonstrations, peer discussions, speakers and the screening of the Electronic Theater, an animation festival organized each year by SIGGRAPH to present digital animations, visualizations, simulations, visual effects demonstrations and technical presentations from around the world.

The keynote speaker for the kick-off event will be Mike Travers of Blue Sky Studios who has been involved in many of the top visual effects movies during the past five years including Ice Age, Stuart Little and Starship Troopers.

This chapter will provide technology professionals, students and the general public a forum for sharing experiences and information. It ensures that Cleveland-area contributions to the field of computer graphics, visualization and interactive techniques are recognized within the national and worldwide professional communities. These technologies and techniques play vital roles in design, health care, biotechnology, medical research and the arts.

The Northeast Ohio SIGGRAPH chapter is organized and led by local professionals and students.

All meetings and events are open to the public.

For more information about the Northeast Ohio SIGGRAPH chapter and its events, visit http://gate.cia.edu/neohio/ ore-mail neosiggraph@po.cwru.edu.

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