Saturday, August 8th – 7:05 pm PDT:
Making @ SIGGRAPH Chair Jean Kaneko just stopped by our booth, dropping off our exhibit sign, and chatting about our installation. Made us feel very welcome. And with that the team is going to head out for the night. Looking forward to an early start tomorrow when SIGGRAPH 2015 gets underway.
Saturday, August 8th – 4:00 pm PDT:
Happy to see PIRT Research Faculty member Angela has made it to Los Angeles and has joined us in the booth! More and more people are beginning to fill Hall G, the place is beginning to look like a show is about to happen. Participant registration has opened and there’s a long line forming. For PIRT, just a couple more touches to put on and our exhibit is ready for the show. For me, it’s amazing to see the blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in person. After talking about them so much within the group, then seeing them here, the blocks are much bigger than I envisioned them. I am particularly drawn to the Emma Goldman Brigade panel…. Leticia just gave me a red ribbon to wear. Getting closer to showtime…
Saturday, August 8th – 11:45 am PDT:
WELCOME back to Public Interactives Research Team’s LiveBlog from SIGGRAPH 2015. David here, joining you as your LiveBlog moderator. I’m very excited to finally have put rubber to the road, arriving here along with PIRT members Sean and Leticia. We’ve joined Principal Investigator Dale in our booth putting the final touches in place for the show, which begins tomorrow. Already, the (MASSIVE) LA Convention Center is abuzz, lots of people around preparing their installations. In front of our booth, there’s some projection mapping already happening on a giant skull…….