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ruthie08
05-12-2009, 08:48 PM
As a child, would you have guessed that one of your favorite toys would influence the future of 3D imaging technology? Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, Oregon and Southwest Washington’s local SIGGRAPH chapter, today announced the “From Toys to Technology - Stereoscopic Display” event, scheduled to take place Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Community College (PCC) Cascade Campus. Highlighting Oregon engineered stereoscopic display systems, the evening will discuss stereoscopic terms and concepts, and will offer an inside look at the history of Oregon’s very own youth phenomenon, the View-Master.

The evening‘s program will include insight from:
• Kathleen O’Reilly, Cascade SIGGRAPH Vice-chair
• Ron Kriesel of 3D Center for Art and Photography and Cascade SIGGRAPH Board Member (Portland, Ore.)
• Pat Green, Director of Research & Development for Planar Systems (Beaverton, Ore.)
• Tom Woody, Program Manager of Perceiva 3D LCD Stereo Displays, MacNaughton Inc. (Beaverton, Ore.)
• Herc Silverstein, Product Manager/ Project Lead for Schrodinger (Portland, Ore.)

Products and technologies on display at the event will include the original View-Master, StereoMirror technology, a Perceiva 19” LCD-based display, a Zalman ZM-M220 interlaced stereo using passive polarized glasses, and NVIDIA quad-buffered OpenGL using shuttered LCD glasses.

Event Location, Registration and Parking
The Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH “From Toys to Technology - Stereoscopic Display” event will take place Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the PCC Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building Auditorium (room 104); located at 705 N. Killingsworth Street, Portland, Ore. Registration and a social networking session, featuring light refreshments, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium lobby. The presentation will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.

For planning purposes, all attendees are asked to register prior to the event via http://cascadesiggraphmay2009.eventbrite.com/.

This and other Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH meetings are free to Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter members. Non-members are asked to pay a $5 admission fee at the door. Annual local memberships can be purchased at the door for $25 a year for professionals and $18 for students. Checks or cash only, no credit cards accepted.

The PCC Cascade Campus is close-in to downtown Portland. Street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and across the street in the PCC parking lot for a minimal fee. Carpooling is recommended as parking availability is limited. Directions to the PCC Cascade Campus may be found here: http://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/cascade/.

Event Sponsors
The Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter would like to thank the PCC Multimedia Department for their generous sponsorship of this event.

About Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH
With a theme of collaborative community for our 2008–2009 program season, the Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter exists to serve the needs of the Oregon and Southwest Washington computer graphics industry and students. Through meetings, workshops, conferences and other activities, the Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter works to promote an increased knowledge of, and greater interest in, the educational, artistic, and scientific aspects and applications of modern technology to graphics, enhancing communication between persons in Oregon and Southwest Washington that have an interest in any aspect of computer graphics.

For more information about Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and to obtain membership registration, please visit the Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Web site at http://www.cascade.siggraph.org/.

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