SIGGRAPH 2015 to Showcase Hybrid Craft Exhibit at One-of-a-Kind Art Gallery

Fifteen Curated Pieces Demonstrate Craft Techniques and Contemporary Digital Design Aesthetics


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Joey Lee

CHICAGO, July 27, 2015 – SIGGRAPH 2015, the annual interdisciplinary education experience and conference on the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the 15 curated pieces to be a part of the Art Gallery. This collection of artwork, featuring pieces from independent artists to students and professors, takes on the theme of “Hybrid Craft.” The 42nd annual SIGGRAPH Conference will take place 9-13 August 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.

The 15 works come from skilled makers who use computational design tools in their craft, integrating advanced technologies with traditional making processes. This unique showcase demonstrates the multidirectional exchange of skilled makers, and highlights artists who use technology as part of their creative palate. By integrating computer-enabled designs and objects with traditional crafts such as tools, instruments and bowl-making, jewelry, artwork and design, these artists combine the best of new and traditional techniques to create their pieces.

SIGGRAPH 2015 Art Gallery highlights include: 

3D Printing and Jewelry Making | Yael Friedman, Independent Artist
Combining 3D-printed puzzles with wearable jewelry to create puzzle rings, these pieces are not only meant to be seen, but also to be touched and played with.

(photo credit: Nir Friedman)

The Hunt for Butterflies | Peter Schmitt, Independent Artist
This work uses CAD, CNC machine tools, wood, plastic, metal, electronics, and mechanics to “explore the question of how computational methods, machine tools and fabrication resources can be used outside the paradigm of application, function, purpose and profit.”

Neo-Industrial Biography, Glass Working and Re-Configurable Toolmaking | Tavs Jorgensen, Autonomatic Research Group
Using a free-fall slumping technique, the artist created a bowl by heating glass disks and letting gravity force the glass against pins positioned in a matrix of holes in the tooling device. The tooling systems in this project were developed almost entirely with digital design tools, while the actual use of the final system is completely analog.

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About SIGGRAPH 2015
The annual SIGGRAPH conference is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience in the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques, including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. The conference also hosts the international SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, showcasing works from the world's most innovative and accomplished digital film and video creators. Juried and curated content includes outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts. SIGGRAPH 2015 will take place from 9-13 August 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Visit the SIGGRAPH 2015 website or follow SIGGRAPH on Facebook and Twitter for more detailed information.

The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques is an interdisciplinary community interested in research, technology, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Members include researchers, developers, and users from the technical, academic, business, and art communities. ACM SIGGRAPH enriches the computer graphics and interactive techniques community year-round through its conferences, global network of professional and student chapters, publications, and educational activities.

About ACM
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for lifelong learning, career development, and professional networking.