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.



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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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