Siggraph 2009 google calendars

Update: The calendars are offline.  Trying to clear up my google calendar list I inadvertently deleted them, but Siggraph was over a month ago anyway.
To add to your google calendars, cut and paste the address for the calendar into the “Add a friend’s calendar” box in the “Other calendars” list on the left side of the google calendar page.
  • Courses
  • Panels
  • Papers (Previews from Ke-Sen Huang)
  • Talks
  • Special events
  • Parties!

If you notice anything wrong or missing – and especially if you have leads on parties, which seem rather thin on the ground so far – email me at

Projection mapping Arthur’s Seat

Here’s something fun I found while clearing out the hard drives on my old pc—my undergraduate graphics project.  Basically it involved projection mapping photographs of Arthur’s Seat (a big hill in Edinburgh) onto a model created from map contours.  Here’s a couple of videos:

Looks like shit, huh?  But it was a big deal for an undergraduate in 1997 😉

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My first plugin

My first vfx job was with Smoke & Mirrors in London—I use the word ‘job’ in the loosest sense, as they were actually part-sponsoring my doctorate and part of the deal was that they had to employ me for three months over the three years (it was actually more complicated than that, involving a subsidiary that went bust, but that’s a story for another day).

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Siggraph sketch that never happened

Back in 2003, I submitted a sketch to Siggraph on my thesis work.  I had been working at Framestore for a few months, was waiting for the University to organise my viva and figured that if I got something accepted I might have a fighting chance of getting someone else to pay my airfare to San Diego.

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