Post Siggraph 2014

View from revolving restaurant

Well Siggraph 2014 has been and gone, what a blast!

It was so great to hang with the Maxon crew and all of the talented artists that came along to present their work. Not only were they an incredibly creative and skilled bunch, but also some of the nicest people you could meet. If you didn’t get to see the presentations live then they will be posted online at c4dlive.

The helloluxx t-shirts were so popular that they were all gone before demand was reached.  Due to the number of requests we’ve had for t-shirts, we’ve decided to re-print a limited run.  I’ll post on twitter as soon as they’re ready for order.

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Siggraph had plenty more to offer than the exhibition floor, there are countless talks and papers on emerging technology and a very inspiring art gallery with some great work from around the globe.

As an example, this crazy structure pictured below was built from 250 individual computers, all connected to a database of Vancouver trees, as the user searches for a specific tree the various computers physically push outwards from the structure to show they’re working and then return to their resting position after serving up the results.

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We also visited the Vancouver Art Gallery to check out the Douglas Coupland exhibition and some of the recent acquisitions. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in town.

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Detail from Coupland’s Block Sculpture

This piece (pictured below) from Lost In The Memory Palace was intriguing, a bunch of speakers arranged on a surface which interactively played audio based on the proximity of your shadow to the speakers.

Cardiff and Miller

Of course some of the best times were had when we were all nerding out about Cinema 4D and 3D in general. The artists present were an inspiration and I felt honoured to be amongst them. As you might imagine, we sampled the local brews and much fun was had, including an introduction to the delicious pickleback!

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Here you can see Nick Campbell and Casey Hupke perform an impromptu duet on a homeless piano one evening…

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This artwork is a rare and fine example from one of Vancouver’s street artists, left to right — Nick Campbell, Fleur Clapham, Tim Clapham, Patrick Goski, M Dot Strange.

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Thank you Maxon for such a fantastic trip, hope to see you all again next time…

Maxon Crew

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Author: Tim

3 Comments

  1. MauricioPC
    MauricioPC On August 26, 2014 at 2:35 AM

    Great presentations, one of the best, of course, by Tim. Looking forward to see more stuff from you guys. Congrats.

  2. Mformatt
    Mformatt On September 3, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Looking forward to checking out the videos on cd4live.com – don’t suppose you know if more will be added. Only a few are up at the moment.

    • admin
      admin On September 3, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      I’m sure they’ll post more at a later date. I hope so, there were some great presentations.

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