Computer Animation Showcase-Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

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When: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: FREE Reservations are not required
Where: Torpedo Factory Art Center (directions below)

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is partnering with the Torpedo Factory Art Center to host a Computer Animation Showcase. The Computer Animation Showcase represents some of the most dazzling and innovative animations from students and professionals around the world. Several of the animations were screened at the 2019 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.

For those who have not had the opportunity to attend a SIGGRAPH conference, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, a highlight of the conference, is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a “Best Animated Short” Academy Award.

Please join us on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center as we showcase some of the best examples of computer animation from around the globe.

Location

Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-838-4565
URL: http://torpedofactory.org/

Directions

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at the intersection of King Street and N. Union Street in Old Town Alexandria
http://torpedofactory.org/visit/directions/

Paid parking is available across the street from the Torpedo Factory or you can take the free trolley from the King Street metro center. Paid street parking is available in most areas of Old Town Alexandria. There is limited free parking in nearby residential areas, but it is restricted to two hours. There are several garages within walking distance of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, too. For real-time maps to locate parking in garages, visit the ParkMe website or download their free iPhone app. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the City of Alexandria. Parking is free after 9 pm, on Sundays, and on state holidays. Persons with proper handicapped identification on their cars may park free at any meter and are exempt from residential parking sticker requirements.

Trolley Information: https://www.dashbus.com/Trolley

Contact Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/
http://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph

Computer Animation Festival Showcase Encore – Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

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When: January 25, 2018

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (directions below)

What: The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is presenting an encore showing of the Computer Animation Festival Showcase. If you missed the show at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, this is your chance to catch it again. The Computer Animation Festival showcases some of the most dazzling and innovative animations from 2016-2017, many of which were presented at the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival. We will also discuss our upcoming events for 2018.

For those who are not familiar, the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a "Best Animated Short" Academy Award.

Please join us on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as we showcase some of the best examples of computer animation from around the globe.

Location:

The meeting will be held at the

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Remsen Building
400 Dulany Street (1st floor conference room)
Alexandria, VA 22314

We are located 2 blocks from the
KING STREET METRO station (BLUE/YELLOW Lines)
https://www.wmata.com/rider-guide/stations/king-st-old-town.cfm

Walking Directions
http://goo.gl/maps/UW6p0

Parking

Street Parking
$1.75 per hour, 2 hour max
Free after 9pm

Hoffman Town Center Garage
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314

Additional paid parking garages are also available in the area.

Contact ACM SIGGRAPH Washington DC

Sackler Colloquium on Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity

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When: March 13-14, 2018

Colloquium (open to public with advance registration)
Tuesday, March 13 – Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Student Symposium (by application only)
Monday, March 12, 2018

Where: The Mall, Washington, DC, at the beautiful old building of the National Academy of Sciences:

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20418

What: The Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is offering a colloquium on Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity.
This Sackler Colloquium will explore ways that art/design and science/engineering/medicine research can yield productive partnerships that address the grand challenges of our times. It is an invitation to think different, to be ambitious, and to collaborate using powerful technologies and innovative social mechanisms. The colloquium features a remarkable set of speakers who are committed to making sustainable changes to research, education, government, and business, as described in the summary on the registration page:
https://www.cvent.com/events/creativity-and-collaboration-revisiting-cybernetic-serendipity/event-summary-c03ea91ededc4035a3c89bc0f8f2ac39.aspx

Organizing Committee: Ben Shneiderman, Maneesh Agrawala, Alyssa Goodman, Youngmoo Kim, and Roger Malina

Our ambition is to redirect the history of ideas, restoring the Leonardo-like close linkage between art/design and science/engineering/medicine. We believe that internet-enabled collaborations can make more people more creative more of the time.

National Academy of Sciences

Keynote speaker: Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton

Agenda and Speakers: http://www.nasonline.org/programs/nas-colloquia/completed_colloquia/Cybernetic_Serendipity.html

Registration Fee

Registration is now open with a fee of $200, but we have arranged for funding to allow registrations at $50 to the first 100 people who request this subsidy: artists, students, and others without funding.

  • Public Registration: $200.00, payable by Visa or MasterCard online. (No American Express)
  • Subsidized Registration: $50.00, (sponsored by Science Sandbox – a program of the Simons Foundation) There are a limited number of subsidized registrations for early career researchers or artists without funds for conference registration.
  • Elected NAS/NAE/NAM members: $0.00 Registration Fee
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Registration Link: Click the Register button at the bottom of http://www.nasonline.org/programs/nas-colloquia/completed_colloquia/Cybernetic_Serendipity.html