SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 – Hong Kong Chapter Party : Virtual Hang Out in Cheung Chau


Date: 13 December 2020 (Sunday)

(Due to the latest situation of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, our Virtual Chapter Party will be postponed to 13 Dec 2020(Sun).)

Korea Time: 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Hong Kong Time: 11:00 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.

To e-meet with participants of SIGGRAPH Asia 2020, Hong Kong Chapter is going to have a BBQ activity on a beautiful and wonderful island in Hong Kong called “Cheung Chau Island” on 13 December at Korea Time 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm.  Cheung Chau Island is a traditional fishing village and embraces many traditional Hong Kong cultures.

While we’re eating the chicken wings and steaks with cans of beer in Cheung Chau, you can join us and have fun with us.  We will definitely show you the cultures and things on the island.  For instance,

–        Sight-seeing on the island

–        Watching dragonboat race

–        Looking at Cheung Chau Bun Festival and Bun Scrambling Competition

–        Demonstrating Taichi martial art

–        Touring the food market, etc.

Please do join us and hang out with your fellow Chapter members and friends in Cheung Chau on 13 December.

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SIGGRAPH ASIA 2020

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2020 Virtual  – The 13 ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia

Date: 4-13 Dec 2020

Registration: https://sa2020.siggraph.org/en/

SIGGRAPH Asia, the annual ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia, attracts the most respected technical and creative people from all over the world who are excited by computer graphics research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 will take place in a fully virtual format.

For more information, please visit http://sa2020.siggraph.org.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019

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

XR & VR Theater

Visit to HTC by Hong Kong ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter

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.

Computer Animation Festival Screening-SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 for Hong Kong Students

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.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019-Chengdu Sharing Meeting

On 19 April 2019, the SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 sharing meeting was organized in Chengdu, China.

During the meeting, Dr. Eric Liu, the Chair of Asia Chapters and Chair of Hong Kong Chapter, introduced the ACM SIGGRAPH Asia to the members of Chengdu Chapter.

Dr. Simon Shum, the Vice-Chair of Hong Kong Chapter, shared the experience of education and training for computer graphics (CG) talents in Hong Kong.

Mr. Gabriel Pang, the Chair of Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association, was invited to introduce the development of CG industry in Hong Kong.

Speakers from Chengdu and Shanghai were also invited to share the experiences of CG development in Chengdu and Shanghai.

This is the group photo of the meeting.

Internet Economy Summit (IES)