SIGGRAPH 2002 – Day 3

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The flight from San Francisco was wonderful. From the plane I took many digital shots. These are a sample of the highlights. I took a lot more.
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Finally, here I am at SIGGRAPH. They are setting up the show floor. The booth heights looks lower but then again so does the ceiling.
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In the studio there was a very nice place to relax, I think it is also an installation.
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It is a beautiful convention center, both inside and out.
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The view from my hotel room. I might have to go to that Imax theatre.
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The Crockett Hotel. I hear that you need to bring your own coonskin cap.
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No joke, this was at the place I ate lunch, cause they charged money for the bacon bits.
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They have a Ripley’s museum. In case my boss is reading this, I was on my way to the children’s museum to go to SIGGKids. Doug says the secret agenda of all SIGGRAPH placement is they have to have a Ripley’s museum in the city.

Oh and yes these are rodents having tea.

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A wonderful tribal mask – and hook.
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The Lord’s Prayer carved on a penny.
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The pin and the painting on the head of it. This was very nice.
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The floating balls are out of focus but the rest is in focus. I liked the effect.
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Across from the Ripley’s museum is the Alamo. I will go back and get more pictures later in the week.
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On the way to the Children’s Museum I passed this lovely old theatre – The Majestic (really).
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Finally at SIGGKids. This was the only thing I photographed. It is the tangrams puzzle (which I love and have programmed many times). The computer is being fed the position and rotation of each of the blocks via a camera underneath reading dot codes through the translucent glass. It was a very nice idea and a good implementation. This version can give hints as you go.
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The river, and the tour boat. I keep thinking about the funny tour boat at Disney land.
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As I walked down the street of Laredo….
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Funny sign on the window of a law office.
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They REALLY don’t want you doing anything here.
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Another sign, I found it amusing.
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Doug Kelly and Martin Hash discuss the state of the industry as the Flash walks by behind them.
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From the rapid prototype machines. I asked how they go this on the plane and of course he said via the checked luggage. He did say that someone almost grabbed this sample case to bring as a carry-on by mistake and was reminded about it at the last minute. Kinda funny, kinda scary,
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Such a nice guy, Jonathon Gilbreath, cleans the chairs at the Newtek booth.
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Jim Kilmer. Every year he gets more important at SIGGRAPH. Note the metal name badge – a true status symbol.
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John K Myers of DragonLord Enterprises. He might be wearing a dragon but he also does kewl things will cell phones.
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The SIGGRAPH papers party. Didn’t look like much… and then.
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Video arcade, dance clubs, food. It was huge and what a party!
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Free ice cream too!
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Look at this place, it was very elegant. So many places all attached all with different themes.
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Some really nice sliding game like shuffleboard, I don’t know what it is called though.
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So they had these mist things spraying down from the roof. And what I wanna know is why they would spray a mist in the most humid city I have every been in?
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Brandon J Bruce (see last year’s pages). He is back and better than ever!
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Jim and Genevieve, the sweethearts of SIGGRAPH. Don’t the look happy? Well, at least don’t they look frozen?
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The video arcade was very popular, I love the effect of the long exposure on the game screen.
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The dance floors got packed. This SIGGRAPH crowd really knows how to party.
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The crazy Texan knife thrower. I had to duck twice to get this picture.
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Ian from ACCAD in Columbus. At the New Media Conference he put my notebook to sleep and I lost all my presentation time. Well it isn’t really his fault but I like to blame him. He is smiling cause he knows I am going to tell that story.
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OK, I am all caught up and VERY tired. More SIGGRAPH stuff tomorrow.






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