Previews of the amazing CGI and audio tech coming at SIGGRAPH

You want to see visualizations of the vorticity fields around the flapping wings of hummingbirds, don't you?

The SIGGRAPH Technical Papers program is the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques. SIGGRAPH 2017 brings together thousands of computer graphics professionals, 30 July - 3 August 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Learn more and register at

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"Hyperbolic tiling": can you escape from an extradimensional prison?

The only thing at appears to be a 3D fractal cage. You can move toward the edge with the WASD and arrow keys. But as you approach it, a new level of detail pops in and you seem no closer to the perimeter. Approached as a game, there is a "trick" to escaping—but I'm not sure you're supposed to. Press numbers to change the forms that bind you. There are all sorts of things going on like this. Read the rest

Hominid: predation among the human-skeleton'ed prehistoric creatures

Hominid is an animated teaser based on the Hominid series of photo composites by Brian Andrews.

My SIGGRAPH keynote

This week, I gave the keynote address at the ACM SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver, BC. The event's organizers were kind enough to record and release my video to their YouTube channel. My talk was about the way that copyright can be made to work for creators in the digital age, and why it's important for everyone that we don't get it wrong.

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