Mission of the Digital Arts Community Committee

Our missions is to foster year-round engagement and dialogue within the digital, electronic, computational and media arts. We facilitate dynamic scholarship and creative programming within the ACM SIGGRAPH organization. We also promote collaboration between artists and the larger computer graphics and interactive techniques community.


* 이번에 모더레이팅하게된 로보틱아트 관련 ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community(DAC) SPARKS세션 프로그램입니다. 멋진 토픽이 많이 제안되어서 두개의 세션으로 한국에서는 12월 2일과 12월 8일 새벽 6시에 진행됩니다. 관심있는 분들은 아래에 줌 회의에 등록을 해주시기 바랍니다.
Join the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community for two amazing (and FREE) SPARKS sessions on Zoom
Topic: Robotic Art: Social and Aesthetic Dimensions
Dec 1, 2023 21:00 GMT - Session I: Social Interaction
REGISTER NOW for Session I:
Dec 8, 2023 21:00 GMT - Session II: Performativity and Otherness
REGISTER NOW for Session II:
Moderated by HyunJu Kim and Bonnie Mitchell
This SPARKS session will explore artistic practices and research in robotic art, organized into two parts: Session I – Social Interaction, and Session II – Performativity and Otherness. Artists and researchers actively engaged in robotic art will share their insights on the social and aesthetic aspects of robotic art.
Session I : Social Interaction
● Robotics and Sound ( Moritz Simon Geist )
● Perception and Expression, the Digital Soul in Machines (Yamin Xu)
● Exploring Mediative Tech through Controversial Physical Human-
Machine-Interaction (YoungSuk Lee)
● Speculative Robotic Encounters(Dave Murray-Rust)
● Interrogative Robot Theater: A Playful, Performative Approach to Social Robotics (Sahar Sajadieh / Hannen Wolfe)
● The Coevolution of Humans and Machines (Jinah Roh)
● PROBE Series: Exploration in Machine Sensory Perception(Benjamin L. Bacon)
● Living Systems Emerging, with Artificially Intelligent Robotic Installations (Ken Rinaldo)
Session II: Performativity and Otherness
● Beyond the Black Box: A Performance-Lecture on Embodied Interaction in Human and Machines (Robert Twomey, Hortense Gerardo, Amy Eguchi)
● Thinking Beyond the Human: Exploring Robots and AI Along the Axes of Difference (Elizabeth Jochum)
● What’s Love Got to Do With It? Sentience Projection on Performing Robots (Adrianne Wortzel)
● A Piece of the Pie Chart: Feminist Robotics (Annina Rüst)
● Create a Motion ( Jaehyuck Bae)
● PICTURESHOWS AT AN EXHIBITION: Human-machine collaboration in new paradigms of technology-mediated performances (RAY LC)
● Experiential Robotics ( Louis-Philippe Demers L.P. Demers)
Join the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community October SPARKS online session: Creative Graphic Design using New Technology for the Future


Andrew Shea
Parsons School of Design

Taekyeom Lee
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Chris Hamamoto
Seoul National University

Alex Braidwood
Iowa State University

Heather Snyder Quinn
DePaul University

Moderated by Yeohyun Ahn and Sue Gollifer

Join the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community September SPARKS to hear the artists of the #SIGGRAPH 2023 Art Gallery discuss their work, creative processes, and the influences that have shaped their artistic journeys.
Friday, Sep 29, 4PM PDT/7PM EDT
Behnaz Farahi, "Returning the Gaze: Robotic Installation for Milan Fashion Week"
Artificial Nature (Haru Ji + Graham Wakefield), "Conservation of Shadows"
Hyunjung Kim, "Talking with Neurons"
Jiabao Li, "Chthulucene"
Weidi Zhang & Rodger Luo, "ReCollection"
Moderated by Yoon C Han & Rebecca Xu
Please join us tomorrow. 
Come for a sneak preview of the creative content and programming at the SIGGRAPH Conference and learn more about DAC!!
DAC: Digital Arts Community and SIGGRAPH'23 Creative Content Overview
Sunday, August 6th, 12:00-1:00pm, Room 501 AB
Yoon Chung Han, Art Gallery
Nicolas Henchoz, Art Paper
John Kalaigian, Electronic Theater
Courtney Starrett, Labs
Anna Carolina Queiroz, Immersive Pavillion
Bonnie Mitchell, 50th Conference History Celebration
Rebecca Xu, Digital Art Community
Rewa Wright, ISEA International



Date: July 21, 2023

Time: 13:00 PST / 21:00 GMT

Moderators: Liliana Conlisk Gallegos and Kathy Rae Huffman

Title: Ricardo Dominguez and Amy Sara Carroll: TransBorder New Media Art

A SPARKS online presentation introducing the participation of The Future Past v. Coloniality: Decolonial Media Art Beyond 530 years exhibition in the 2023 Siggraph conference. Moderated by the curator Dr. Liliana Conlisk Gallegos and Kathy Rae Huffman. Ricardo Dominguez and Dr. Amy Sara Carroll will present on the award winning “The Transborder Immigrant Tool (TBT)”, included in The Future Past v. Coloniality. Part of the Electronic Disturbance Theatre 2.0/b.a.n.g. tab), “TBT” is a classic example of performance, poetry, and executable code. It was designed to assist disoriented border crossers to find emergency water and safety. First tested in 2009, the project interfaced with the non-profit groups Water Station Inc. and Border Angels, who shared their locations with the TBT team. As transborder new media art pioneers, Dominguez and Carroll will highlight the particular contexts of borders and their engagement with transdisciplinarity, rasquache, nepantlera, and hypertextuality as unique methods and sensibilities in the practice of transborder new media art. 

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Introducing the participation of The Future Past v. Coloniality: Decolonial Media Art Beyond 530 years exhibition in the 2023 Siggraph conference. As transborder new media art pioneers, Dominguez and Carroll will highlight the particular contexts of borders and their engagement with transdisciplinarity, rasquache, nepantlera, and hypertextuality as unique methods and sensibilities in the practice of transborder new media art. 


Ricardo Dominguez is a founding member of Critical Art Ensemble (http://critical-art.net/ [critical-art.net]) and a cofounder of Electronic Disturbance Theater 1.0 (EDT), a group who developed virtual sit-in technologies in solidarity with the Zapatistas communities in Chiapas, Mexico, in 1998 (https://anthology.rhizome.org/floodnet [anthology.rhizome.org]). In 2007 with Brett Stalbaum, micha cardenas, Amy Sara Carroll, and Elle Mehrmand he developed the Transborder Immigrant Tool (https://tbt.tome.press/ [tbt.tome.press]). He was a Society for the Humanities Fellow at Cornell University, a Rockefeller Fellow (Bellagio Center, Italy), and a UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy Fellow (2021). Ricardo is the current chair of the Department of the Visual Arts, UCSD. 

Amy Sara Carroll’s books include SECESSION, FANNIE + FREDDIE/The Sentimentality of Post-9/11 Pornography, and REMEX: Toward an Art History of the NAFTA Era. Since 2008, she has been a member of Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0, co-producing the Transborder Immigrant Tool. With other members of EDT 2.0 and the Border Collective, she co authored [({   })] The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto. Recently her work has appeared in the Boston Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, and in the exhibitions, Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico and Cuánto tiempo lleva todo esto derramándose sin desbordarse. Currently, she’s an Associate Professor of Literature and Literary Arts at the University of California, San Diego.

Link to register: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ofuugqTIsH9boaR-ob1zAqyS04hCG8510__;!!OM2WEIN1DMg!Gf92U71gu5A3u3sXOOXX_zyN_BYKi76jkRCA9oGblNT7NiWN7dMdAyEwpW7pVOsNboZ4zKHA8cNvLXNC-y6LcZIQIA 




Event Date/Time:
Paris, France Fri, Jun 30, 2023 at 10:00 pm CEST
London, United Kingdom Fri, Jun 30, 2023 at 9:00 pm BST
New York, USA Fri, Jun 30, 2023 at 4:00 pm EDT
Chicago, USA Fri, Jun 30, 2023 at 3:00 pm CDT
Denver, USA Fri, Jun 30, 2023 at 2:00 pm MDT
Los Angeles, USA Fri, Jun 30, 2023 at 1:00 pm PDT
Phantasmagorias have captivated imaginations, artistic inquiries, and critical discourse for well over two centuries. The phantasmagoric dispositif situates spectator and image in real-time assembly, collapsed within a single time and space, while seemingly freed from material constraints. From eighteenth and nineteenth century theatrics; through contemporary stage illusions, themed entertainment, immersive and intermedia arts events, and real-time computational arts; what do historical and contemporary phantasmagorias indicate for the future of art and technology? This event considers diverse perspectives on phantasmagoria through critical and practical approaches in contemporary media arts research practice, architecture, and theatrical production.
John Colette
John Colette is a Media Artist, Academic and Curator who works at the intersection of media, production and public space. He currently works as a professor of Motion Media Design at The Savannah College of Art and Design, and is curator of the Annual Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, Florida, which has grown to be the largest projection festival in the United States.
Sarah Fornace
Sarah Fornace is a founding co-Artistic Director of Manual Cinema. She has worked as a director, performer, choreographer, writer, and story artist on numerous theatre, immersive, museum, and film projects for Manual Cinema. Her puppetry with Manual Cinema has been featured in films including a production of Oedipus Rex with the L.A. Opera and the new Candyman remake directed by Nia DaCosta and produced by Jordan Peele. She won an Emmy with Manual Cinema for her work on the short video The Forger with The New York Times. Outside of Manual Cinema: Sarah has worked with Redmoon Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Court Theatre, and Blair Thomas and Co. Sarah wrote the story mode for the video game Rivals of Aether as well as directed their 2021 Direct Release in which she created a loving homage to the Muppet Show. In 2016, she directed and devised an “animotion” (live motion capture) production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet for HamletScen at Kromborg Castle in Elsinore, Denmark.
Juergen Hagler
Juergen Hagler is an academic researcher and curator working at the interface of animation, game, and media art. He studied art education, experimental visual design, and cultural studies at the University for Art and Design Linz, Austria. Currently, he is a Professor of Computer Animation and Media Studies and the head of studies of the bachelor’s and master’s programme Digital Arts at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus. Since 2014 he has been the co-head of the research group Playful Interactive Environments, focusing on investigating new and natural forms of interaction and using playful mechanisms to encourage specific behavioral patterns. Juergen Hagler has been involved in the activities of Ars Electronica since 1997 in a series of different functions. Since 2017 he is the director of the Ars Electronica Animation Festival and initiator and organizer of the Expanded Animation Symposium.
Rasean Davonté Johnson
Rasean Davonté Johnson is a video artist and designer of projections, scenery, and sound for theatre, film, and installations. Based in Chicago, his practice eightinfinitystudio specializes in design, video engineering, consultation, and content creation for the performing arts. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, he is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he studied primarily as actor, director, and cinematographer in film. He received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama in Design as a student in the projection program, and has lectured at Yale University, Columbia College Chicago, and The Theatre School at Depaul. His theatre work includes collaborations with numerous institutions and has been seen across the world. In addition to design for theatre he has also worked on several video installations including The March to Liberation at the New York Philharmonic, and We Are All In This Together: Shutdown, Crisis, Restart as a part of WonderWall at Bay Street Theatre.
Miwa Matreyek
Miwa Matreyek is an animator, designer, and performer originally based in Los Angeles, now based on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, also known as Vancouver BC. She has been an internationally touring artist since 2010. Coming from a background in animation, Matreyek creates live, staged performances in which she interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette at the intersection of cinematic and theatrical, illusionistic and physical, hand-made and digital. Her work exists in a dreamlike visual space that makes invisible worlds visible, often weaving surreal and poetic narratives of conflict between humans, nature and the climate crisis. She is an assistant professor at the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. Previous presentations include TED Global, Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontiers program, MoMA, SFMoMA, and many more.
Larry Shea
Larry Shea is an artist and educator working with digital and analog media, creating visuals and interactivity for theatrical productions and fine artworks around the world. Recent production work and research has been focused on using smartphones for live events, connecting audiences and performers in meaningful new configurations. He led the team that created an augmented reality “app” used throughout “The Elements of Oz,” and developed a phone-based interactive site, where remote audiences competed with each other over menial micro-tasks, for the recent online performance “I Agree to the Terms,” both with the acclaimed media-theater company The Builders Association. He continues to work with the Builders on several new projects in development. Larry is an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he founded and runs the Video & Media Design MFA & BFA programs, and is the Area Chair of Design for the School of Drama.
Dr. Joel Zika
Dr. Joel Zika is an immersive media specialist whose research examines the themed entertainment industry and the ways it can influence creative practice in art and design. Dr Zika is currently and Assistant Professor at Kent State in UX and Animation. Joel’s PHD dissertation received an Australian Postgraduate Award and focused on how ride design can inform contemporary media production. Dr Zika has published extensively on virtual technology and contributed to popular articles on the topic for Vice, The Conversation and VR News. As a media designer Dr. Zika has led projects in virtual reality film, documentary, interactive animation and public installation for over 15 years. Recently his creative works have screened at the Moss Arts Center Virginia, Fed Square Melbourne and Dark Mofo Hobart. His work features in the books ‘Darkness and Light in Australia Art’ and ‘Digital Light’ from Fibreculture books.
Johannes DeYoung is an internationally recognized artist and filmmaker who works at the intersection of computational and material processes. His moving-image works have been exhibited internationally at venues such as: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante, Alicante, Spain; Festival ECRÃ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan; B3 Biennale of the Moving Image, Frankfurt en Main, Germany; Hesse Flatow (Crush Curatorial), Jeff Bailey Gallery, Robert Miller Gallery, Interstate Projects, Eyebeam, and MoMA PS1 Print Studio, New York, NY; as well as numerous festival screenings in countries such as Australia, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Turkey, and Vietnam. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Huffington Post, and Dossier Journal. DeYoung is currently appointed Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University; from 2008-18 he taught at Yale University, where he served as the founding Director of the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media.
Dr. Gustavo Alfonso Rincon (Ph.D., M.Arch., M.F.A., B.S, B.A.) is a Senior Associate Postdoctoral Fellow for the AlloSphere Research Facility, affiliated with the Media Arts and Technology Program (MAT), California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) where he earned his doctorate titled “Shaping Space as Information: A Conceptual Framework for New Media Architectures.” Rincon is educated as an architect, artist, and media arts/science design researcher. His academic and creative works have been exhibited nationally and internationally along with serving clients globally. Rincon works as an educator, practitioner, and thought leader in the fields of Art, Architecture/Computational design, Media Arts/Science, and Speculative Design Engineering. He also serves in dual leadership roles as a Curator for ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community and Senior Organizing Member for DigitalFUTURES International. He is providing service as an Awards Juror for the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Awards Juror for an ACM SIGGRAPH Endowed Traveling Fund, and Peer Reviewer for the Leonardo/ISAST | MIT Press Journal.




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Event Date/Time: May 26

Paris, France Fri, May 26, 2023 at 10:00 pm CEST
London, United Kingdom Fri, May 26, 2023 at 9:00 pm BST
New York, USA Fri, May 26, 2023 at 4:00 pm EDT
Chicago, USA Fri, May 26, 2023 at 3:00 pm CDT
Denver, USA Fri, May 26, 2023 at 2:00 pm MDT
Los Angeles, USA Fri, May 26, 2023 at 1:00 pm PDT


This special SPARKS session will present a Sneak Preview of the amazing creative content and programming at the SIGGRAPH 2023 conference. SIGGRAPH will hold its 50th conference Aug. 6-10, in Los Angeles, California. This special event will focus on past creative and technical milestones as well as project forward and speculate what the future may have in store. The May SPARKS presenters are from a variety of creative program areas within the conference and will provide insight into some of the accepted submissions and special events happening at this year’s SIGGRAPH conference.



Erik Brunvand
Overview of SIGGRAPH 2023
Yoon Chung Han
Art Gallery
Nick Henchoz
Art Papers
Courtney Starrett
Bonnie Mitchell
50th Conference History Celebration
John Kalaigian
Electronic Theater
Derek Ham
Immersive Pavilion
Rebecca Xu
Digital Art Community Sessions





Please consider joining us and apllying for this event titled 

"The Art of Scientific Visualization: Perceiving the Imperceptible"

Moderated by Bonnie Mitchell and Rebecca Xu

Please join us on April 28th! 

Video: https://vimeo.com/829514543?embedded=true&source=video_title&owner=29345486
Web page link; https://dac.siggraph.org/the-art-of-scientific-visualization-perceiving-the-imperceptible/?fbclid=IwAR3xRqO7mpjOvzY1gpm7FtHQjQwGR_ZHhSU8bkcdcuwYkVCVhGclSaYLpsM
Session Description 

Our understanding of the world is limited by the capacity of our senses to ingest information and also by our brain’s ability to interpret it. Through the use of technology, we know that the universe we live in is far more complex and rich with information than what can be perceived by humanity. From microscopic to cosmic, information that transcends our lived experiences is difficult to comprehend. Our ability to augment our senses with technology has resulted in an accumulation of vast amounts of data, often in a form that needs to be translated to be understood. This SPARKS session explores the conceptual and creative aspects of scientific visualization. 

When raw numbers are converted to graphic or animated illustrations, important decisions must be made to facilitate human comprehension, interpretation, and analysis of often inconceivable natural phenomena. The use of art and design principles, coupled with an understanding of human perception and cognition, as well as a thorough command of computer graphics technologies enables scientific visualization artists to reveal the complexities of the incredible world we live in. Through the use of computer animation, graphic illustration, virtual reality, immersive installation, 3d printing, augmented reality and other mediums of sensory expression, scientific visualization artists and scientists are the important mediators between the known and the unknown, the seen and the unseen, and the imperceptible and the perceived.  

Event Date/Time:

Los Angeles, USA Fri, Apr 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm PDT
Denver, USA Fri, Apr 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm MDT
Chicago, USA Fri, Apr 28, 2023 at 3:00 pm CDT
New York, USA Fri, Apr 28, 2023 at 4:00 pm EDT
London, United Kingdom Fri, Apr 28, 2023 at 9:00 pm BST
Paris, France Fri, Apr 28, 2023 at 10:00 pm CEST
Sydney, Australia Sat, Apr 29, 2023 at 6:00 am AEST

Moderator Bios:

Bonnie Mitchell is a new media artist and Professor at Bowling Green State University in Digital Arts, in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA. Mitchell is a member of the ISEA International Advisory Committee and ACM SIGGRAPH History and Digital Arts Committee where she focuses on the development of their online archives. She is currently the SIGGRAPH 2023 conference History Chair in charge of the immersive Time Tunnel, history displays and retrospective talks. Her current creative practice focuses on development of physically immersive data visualization environments that showcase climate change over time.  Mitchell’s artworks explore spatial and experiential relationships to our physical, social, cultural and psychological environment through interaction, abstraction and audio. She has created numerous abstract visual music installations and animations that have been shown in hundreds of venues world-wide. 

Rebecca Ruige Xu currently teaches computer art as a Professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Her artwork and research interests include artistic data visualization, experimental animation, visual music, interactive installations, digital performance, and virtual reality. Her recent work has appeared at: IEEE VIS Arts Program; SIGGRAPH & SIGGRAPH Asia Art Gallery; ISEA; Ars Electronica; Museum of Contemporary Art, Italy; Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, USA; FILE– Electronic Language International Festival, Brazil; Techfest -Technical Arts Exhibition, India; Colloquium culture and digitization, Switzerland; CYNETart, Germany; International Digital Art Exhibition, China. Xu served on the Media Arts Advisory Panel for the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts. She was the co-founder of ChinaVIS Conference Arts Program and the Co-Chair of 2019, 2020 IEEE PacificVIS Visual Storytelling Contest. Currently Xu is the Chair of ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Committee and IEEE VIS 2023 Arts Program Co-Chair, and serves on the Executive Committee for the Association of Chinese Artists in American Academia as well as the Advisory Committee for the ChinaVis Arts Program.


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ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Committee:
Rebecca Ruige Xu (Chair), Sue Gollifer, Kathy Rae Huffman, Bonnie Mitchell, Liliana Conlisk Gallegos, Melentie Pandilovski, Jan Searleman, Victoria Szabo (Past Chair), Johannes DeYoung, Gustavo Alfonso Rincon

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