International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Australasia and Southeast Asia
Invited Guests and Performances
Dr Gwo-Jiunn Huang
Executive Vice-President, Institute for Information IndustryThursday 1 December, 10am, St David Main Lecture Theatre
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise are hosting a delegation of Taiwanese digital content company representatives who will be attending this year's Graphite conference. Leading the delegation, and speaking at the event, will be the Director of the Digital Content Industry Promotion Office (DCIPO), Dr G.J Huang. The DCIPO has been tasked with developing Taiwan's role within the burgeoning global digital content marketplace.
Dr Gwo-Jiunn Huang is the Executive Vice-President of the Institute for Information Industry in Taiwan, and the Director of the Digital Content Industry Promotion Office of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. He is a National Policy Advisor to the President, and currently also holds the position of Board Director of the National Applied Research Laboratory, as well as Supervisory Director of both the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and the Taiwanese Society of International Law. Dr. Huang graduated from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan, and obtained an MSc and DIC from Imperial College, University of London, and a PhD from the University of Wales.
Yoichiro KawaguchiThursday 1 December, 7pm, Conference Dinner, Glenroy Auditorium
Computer graphics artist and Professor of Tokyo University/Graduate school of International and Interdisciplinary Studies, Reserch Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RACE). Kawaguchi has exhibited at SIGGRAPH conferences almost yearly since 1982. He has won numerous awards including Eurographics '84 & '92; Grand Prix PARIGRAPH '87; First Prize Imagina '91; Gold Medal,Tokyo Techno Forum L'OREAL Grand Prize,L'OREAL Art and Science Foundation '97 and has been the subject of many news articles including the New York Times.
Below: Festival (left) and Paradise (right)
Bonnie MitchellFriday 2 December, 10am, St David Main Lecture Theatre
Bonnie Mitchell will chair the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery in 2006. She has been involved with SIGGRAPH since 1990 as a contributor and member of it's various committees. Mitchell is currently Associate Professor at Bowling Green State University School of Art.
Te Whanau o kai Tahu ki AraiteuruTuesday 29 November, 6pm (sharp), Link Building
Te Whanau o kai Tahu ki Araiteuru will perform a maori kapahaka at the start of the Welcome Reception.