The SIGGRAPH Art Gallery released its line-up for events during conference week.
The theme for this year is "Tracing Home" and the following is Mona Kasra's [the SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Gallery chair] vision statement for the content:
"In the era of networked technology, the interplay of physical and virtual within our lived experience opens up portals and wormholes enabling simultaneous and discontinuous realities at the touch of a button, echo of a voice, or nudge of a sensor. The new dynamics not only reconfigures our relations with ourselves and with one another, but most importantly, it reshapes our sense of identity, belonging, and place. The SIGGRAPH 2011 Art Gallery: Tracing Home, presents exceptional digital and technologically mediated artworks that explore issues related to the concept of home in the networked age."
Listed below is a guide to the week's activities:
Reception: Leonardo, Art Papers, and Art Gallery
TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST 2-3:30 PM | Art Gallery
Experience "home" in the networked age. Talk with the artists, designers, and Art Papers authors about their work. And meet the members of the SIGGRAPH 2011 committee who organized this year's Art Gallery.
Daily Art Tours
MONDAY, 8 AUGUST - WEDNESDAY, 10 August, 1-1:30 pm
Members of the Art Galley committee offer 30-minute guided tours to introduce visitors to Tracing Home and some of the specific artworks displayed in the exhibition. The daily tours begin in the Art Gallery.
Informal Art Talks
Tracing Home participating artists casually explain and discuss their works, process, and ideas . These talks are followed by short Q & A sessions and an opportunity to meet and chat with the artists. All talks are presented in the Art Gallery.
Monday, 8 August
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Jawshing Arthur Liou
Tuesday, 9 August
The Garden of Error and Decay
Kamila B. Richter
University of Minnesota
0h!m1gas: biomimetic stridulation environment
Kuai Shen Auson
Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Wednesday, 10 August
University of Florida
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Manchester Metropolitan University
Here are links to the 2011 Art Gallery Video Preview and Podcasts [available in multiple languages]. A guided Media Tour will be available on Tuesday, 9 August, at 3:30pm. Sign up for the tour in the Media Office on-site.