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.

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

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King Street Trolley in Old Town Alexandria

Hoffman Town Center Garage:
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314
Additional paid parking garages are also available in the area.

Trolley Information: King Street Trolley.

Contact Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

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http://washington-dc.siggraph.org/
http://www.meetup.com/DC-ACM-SIGGRAPH/
https://www.facebook.com/DCsiggraph
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dc-siggraph

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ACM Washington DC is a non-profit professional group that meets regularly to discuss diverse topics in computer science such as predictive analytics, applied machine learning, statistical modeling, open data, data visualization, user experience, user research, and artificial neural networks. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners and academic students, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices. All are welcome to attend, to meet others, and to present their work.

ACM Washington DC is officially a part of the ACM Local project (http://local.acm.org) of Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.

Joey Ponthieux: NASA Animation, Art, and Science with the ACM-DC Meetup

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Joey Ponthieux: NASA Animation, Art, and Science

Thursday, May 18, 2017

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present Joey Ponthieux, EMMY award winning professional 3D animator and concept visualization artist at NASA. Mr. Ponthieux will delve into where, and how, art and science intersect as well as what it means to be an artist or a scientist. He will explore the fine line that separates art and science, how we perceive this separation, issues of convergence between art and science, and convergence as a matter of creativity.

Please join us on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm at the Torpedo Factory Art Center as we explore the worlds of art and science with Joey Ponthieux.

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Joey Ponthieux BIO

Joey Ponthieux is a professional 3D animator and concept visualization artist. With a career that began in analog graphics production for offset lithography, he is an EMMY® award winning artist with 30 years of CGI production experience in the areas of Higher Education, Broadcast News, and Aerospace Research. He is currently employed by Science Systems and Applications Inc., and assigned to provide advanced computer graphics support for the Aeronautics Research Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center.

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LOCATION:

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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.

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

Photo of the King Stree Trolley with three conductors happily showing it off.
King Street Trolley in Old Town Alexandria

Hoffman Town Center Garage
206 Swamp Fox Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314
Additional paid parking garages are also available in the area.

Trolley Information: King Street Trolley.

Registration

Register on the ACM-DC Meetup event page.