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Capilano University student covers computing and gaming conference in Vancouver

Capilano University second-year CultureNet student, Christopher Gallardo-Ganaban, received media credentials to attend and cover the 2011 SIGGRAPH conference from August 7-11 in Vancouver.

In addition to posting a live stream of daily updates from SIGGRAPH on Twitter (visit his personal page here or follow his reports on the main CultureNet Twitter page here), Christopher will also publish a full critical review of the conference on our program publication page, Press, towards the end of the conference.

A unique, world-class event for computing and game industry professionals and all digital media users, critics, or storytellers, SIGGRAPH is an annual conference on computer graphics, digital animation, video games and all forms of new and interactive media. It is also the most prestigious forum in the world for the presentation of research in the field of computer graphics.

In addition to technical panels on game design and production led by industry professionals from DreamWorks, Pixar, Industrial Light & Magic, and Disney, the annual event features a selection of new and cutting-edge digital animation shorts at its Animation Theatre and Electronic Theatre, as well as an exhibition hall of new technologies for conference-goers to review and test drive. 

This year the event is being held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. It will include panels on animated feature films, such as Rango and digital effects work on Marvel features such as Captain America and Thor, in addition to other topical issues from 3D to motion capture. The conference’s keynote speaker will be science-fiction novelist, blogger, and technology activist, Corey Doctorow.

CultureNet is a two-year, multidisciplinary, degree program designed for students interested in examining contemporary culture with a focus on how people interact with technology. The program is offered at Capilano University in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Visit the CultureNet program Press page for updates on all things SIGGRAPH.

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