Program Schedule: Tuesday, 28 November – Thursday, 30 November
Chair: Juan Miguel de Joya
DigitalFish at Google Spotlight Stories, USA
Juan is a technical director, software engineer, and researcher specializing in computer graphics, machine learning, and mixed reality experiences. He currently works for DigitalFish and Google Spotlight Stories creating immersive stories for mobile 360, mobile VR, and room-scale VR headsets, and is the VR/AR Showcase Chair for SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Bangkok, Thailand. In his downtime he develops intelligent training and control software for prototyping bionic hands in AR, puts together tech/art installations exploring the human impact of computing, and serves on the Professional Development Committee of the ACM Practitioner's Board as well as having leadership and expertise roles within ACM SIGGRAPH. Previously, Juan was an undergraduate researcher at the Visual Computing Lab of the University of California, Berkeley under Professor James F. O'Brien, studied under four-time Academy Award winning sound designer Mark Berger, and worked at both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios.
Co-Chair: Nathan Harling
LucasFilm Games, USA
Nathan has been involved with SIGGRAPH North America since 2010, most recently as the GraphicsNet Sub-Committee Chair, and with SIGGRAPH Asia since 2015. He currently works for LucasFilm Games as a game designer. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Graphics with a concentration in game development. He enjoys playing and studying games and interactive techniques across all mediums.
Quote from Juan Miguel de Joya, SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 VR Showcase Chair:
“The goal for the VR Showcase program is to enable broader representation for the diversity of content, experiences, and perspectives within the VR community. This is particularly important in a region where access to technology is more strongly correlated to socioeconomic disparity and where there is a different relationship with and the context of familiarity with technology, let alone immersive platforms. We believe that the SIGGRAPH Asia VR Showcase is a rare opportunity to create a global hub for discussing and exploring the technical and human impact of these technologies with a wide range of thought leaders in the field. We hope you will join us for a unique event that will tackle how VR and AR can be utilized to make an impact in Asia, the world at large, and in varying industries.”
SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 VR Showcase Program Highlights
SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 VR Showcase Invited Talks Highlights