Activities at Siggraph 2006

We have made a conscious effort to integrate the ongoing work from the Education Committee into several events during the Education Program at the SIGGRAPH 2006 Conference.2006 Educators Program Chair, Marc Barr (Middle Tennessee State University).We highlight those events here and encourage you to participate in the entire Educators Program.

From our Curriculum Knowledge Base Working Group

A Knowledge Base for the Emerging Discipline of Computer Graphics

Forum | Thursday | 3 August | 2:30 - 3:30 pm | Room 157

Forums are great opportunities for feedback on our work. As we come to completion on the multi-year task of defining a knowledge base/curriculum specific to the emerging discipline of computer graphics, we look forward to the opportunity to share this work with a broader audience of educators, students, and industry professionals for feedback and open dialog.

Tony Alley (Oklahoma Christian University), Cary Laxer (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology), Tereza Flaxman, Joe Geigel (Rochester Institute of Technology), Susan Gold (Sierra Nevada College), Lewis Hitchner (California Polytechnic State University), Genevieve Orr (Willamette University), Bary Pollack (Sierra Nevada College)

From our Community Building Working Group

Making of an Interactive Teaching Gem

Paper | Thursday | 3 August | 2 - 2:30 pm | Room 157

As we continue to explore community building efforts and repositories, we encourage you to attend this paper session that describing the full pipeline for creating an interactive teaching gem in computer graphics and related domains.

Frank Hanisch (WSI/GRIS Universität Tübingen), Wolfgang Strasser (WSI/GRIS Universität Tübingen)

From our Conference Activities Group

Ramp Out SPACE-TIME Student Poster and Animation Competition and Interactive Competition Recognition

Thursday | 3 August | 4:15 – 5:00 pm

Winners documented in this catalog are on display at our booth and will go on tour throughout the year. The winners’ works will be presented during this event. Join us to celebrate and plan for 2007.

Rick Barry (ACM SIGGRAPH Director for Education), Michael Mehall (Schoolcraft College), Jake Pollak (The Detroit Creative Group), Stephen Wroble (Schoolcraft College), Janese Swanson (ACM SIGGRAPH 2007 Educators Program Chair)

From other members of the committee

Designing Visual Information for a Global Audience

QuickTake Panel | Thursday | 3 August | 8:00 - 9:00 am | Room 157

This quick-take panel will look at teaching cross-cultural communication in interactive design at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Chris Jackson (Rochester Institute of Technology), Nancy Ciolek (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Seeing the Unseen: Visualization and Education

Panel | Thursday | 3 August | 10:30 - 11:30 am | Room 157

As guest speakers at the 2005 open Education Committee meeting, Tom West and James Martinez graciously shared some of their work, and we look forward to this panel further sharing with the broader education community.

Thomas G. West (Krasnow Institute), James Martinez (Wye River Upper School), J. Jerry Uhl (University of Illinois)

Virtual Reality-Based Spatial Skills Assessment and Its Role in Computer Graphics Education

Paper | Thursday | 3 August | 10:30 - 11:00 am | Room 156

Nathan W. Hartman (Purdue University), Gary R. Bertoline (Purdue University)

Touch, Toys, and Interactive Materials: Combining Art and Technology to Spark Creative Thinking

Panel | Wednesday | 2 August | 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Room 157

We welcome Janese Swanson, SIGGRAPH 2007 Educators Program Chair, to the Education Committee, and encourage you to attend the panel from the MIT Media Lab investigating interactive toys and multi-modal interfaces.

Janese Swanson (SIGGRAPH 2007 Educators Program Chair, The Art Apprentice), Mitch Resnick, Hayes Raffle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab)