Siggraph is one of the largest and most important
gatherings for the digerati. Convened annually in giant conferences
centres in US cities, it is addresses every aspect of the creative
digital space. Siggraph saw the wave of CG animation coming long
before most of us even saw the ripple. Running for 30 years, Siggraph
has grown to the enourmous event that it is today.
Special Guest, John Finnegan the Siggraph Chair
in 2006 will introduce two programs that will drive home the scope
of digital animation that Siggraph has come to cover.
A History of CG Animation – The View From
Spanning 30 years, the Siggraph archive is the ideal place to go
looking for a collection of digitally animated pieces to define
the progress of this artform. A single program from such a wellspring
of material could hardly be definitive or comprehensive but it definitely
provides a fascinating insight into the history of CG animation.
An introduction from John Finnegan will help to place these works
in context and explain their importance in the progression of digital
animation over the last 3 decades.