VR@50 Reception at the Siggraph 2018 Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre on August 13, 2018. Computer graphics legends including Ivan Sutherland, Henry Fuchs, Bob Sproull and Henry Gouraud discussed their early research in the 1960s. Google researchers were also on hand to take a photo with their experimental lightfield camera.
Siggraph 2018 at Vancouver Convention Centre. Vancouver, BC Canada
L to R: NVidia co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun “Jensen” Huang, Jordi Alonso (Mediapro), Greg Estes (NVidia VP of Developer Marketing), Sergi Sagas (Mediapro). Vancouver, BC Canada.
Facebook Reality Labs and NVidia sponsors. Vancouver, BC Canada.
L to R: Computer graphics legends Henry Fuchs, Ivan Sutherland, John Warnock (Adobe co-founder) on screen, Bob Sproull and Henry Gouraud talk about their early VR research in the 1960’s. Vancouver Convention Centre. Vancouver, BC Canada.
Clockwise from top: Audience, John Warnock (co-founder Adobe), Alan Kay (Apple), Ed Catmull (co-founder Pixar). Vancouver Convention Centre. Vancouver, BC Canada.
Computer graphics legends Henry Fuchs and Ivan Sutherland. Vancouver Convention Centre. Vancouver, BC Canada.
Martin Newell telling the story about Newell’s teapot. Google’s experimental lightfield camera in centre. Henry Fuchs and Ivan Sutherland to the left. Vancouver Convention Centre. Vancouver, BC Canada.
Google engineers with their experimental lightfield camera made of 26 Go Pro cameras and 31 Go Pro cameras. Siggraph 2018 Conference. Vancouver, BC, Canada.
L to R: Jim Blinn (NASA, Microsoft Research), Nelson Max (UC Davis) Alvy Ray Smith (Lucas Films and Pixar Co-Founder), Martin Newell (University of Utah, Xerox PARC). Those with eagle eyes will also spot other computer graphics legends Donald Greenberg (Cornell Box), Fred Brooks and Turner Whitted.
Henry Fuchs and Ivan Sutherland sitting still as Google’s lightfield camera takes their picture.
L to R: Jim Blinn, Martin Newell and Henry Fuchs with an teapot autographed by all of them.
Fred Brooks – American computer architect, computer engineer and software engineer most known for managing IBM’s System/360 computers. Mythical Man-Month author. Turing Award and National Medal of Technology Award winner.