SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 was held in Brisbane, Australia on 17-20 November 2019.
Some of Hong Kong Chapter’s members flew to Brisbane to take part in SIGGRAPH Asia 2019. Besides attending the scheduled programmes / seminars of SIGGRAPH Asia, they participated in the chapters workshop held by organizer to discuss concerns and business specific to chapters including website and digital tools. Some also attended the larger ACM SIGGRAPH Volunteering meeting in which the next year event SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 was promoted that it will be held in Daegu, South Korea on 17-20 November 2020. Furthermore, the officers of Hong Kong Chapter also joined the Student Volunteer session to help promoting our ACM SIGGRAPH chapters to the student volunteers of SIGGRAPH Asia.
Last but not least, they took part in networking activities with other chapters, e.g. dinner gathering, reception, etc. to get to know more friends from other cities.
Opening of SIGGRAPH Asia 2019
Group photo after the ACM SIGGRAPH Volunteering meeting
Student Volunteer session
Dinner gathering: staff members of Hong Kong Chapter, Shanghai Chapter and Chengdu Chapter
SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Reception
Emerging technology demonstrated in SIGGRAPH Asia 2019
A group of 12 members of the Chapter paid a visit to HTC (Hong Kong) on 24 October 2019. Staff of HTC arranged to demonstrate several VR projects which were being developed by the technical team, e.g. eye-ball tracking technology applied for training presentation or station officer, and other immersive VR projects like fork-lift truck, baseball hitting, etc.
Besides, HTC staff held a discussion on the applications of the new technology and shared their experience with us about the development. Some members were interested and might consider trying the new things.
The Computer Animation Festival Screening-SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 (CAF Screening) was successfully completed on 11 April 2019. The event was essentially an appreciation activity and the MC of the event was a CG student.
In the event, we were honored to invite Mr. Alex LIM Hung Fung, the winner of the Best Visual Effects in the Asian Film Awards Academy, to give us a demonstration of visual effects.
During the event, Dr. Simon Shum, the Vice-Chair of the Hong Kong Chapter, introduced the audience the Hong Kong Chapter.
The following image is the group photo taken after watching the CAF Screening.
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SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 was held from 4 to 7 December 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. This year, the Hong Kong Chapter, the Shanghai Chapter and the Chengdu Chapter collaborated to rent a booth in the event to promote our professional chapters.
On 5 Dec, PSCC organized a Chapters Workshop presenting the IT Services and Volunteer Recognition Policy.
A networking dinner was held with the leaders of the Shanghai Chapter and the Chengdu Chapter.
This year, we had about 100 students from Hong Kong joining the SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 and they were impressed with the events including the keynote speeches, art gallery, electronic theatre, and emerging technologies session etc..
One of our students (Wong Wing Tung) was selected to be a student volunteer to help serving the attendees for 20 hours at the conference site. In return, she received a full conference pass to experience the conference in her free time. She was pleased to have a chance to meet face-to-face with many industry pioneers, professionals and fellow peers from all over the world.
The following are some interesting demos showcasing in the Emerging Technologies session of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2018.
A dancer dancing with a pre-programmed robot arm
A system capable of accurately projecting an image onto a fan at any position and orientation
An advanced VR system impressing user with extra sensations including wind blowing and 3-axis motion seat