Each year at the SIGGRAPH Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, ETC students, alumni, faculty and staff are involved.  Here is a summary of where you could run into some ETCers in Los Angeles July 31 to August 3, 2017.

Student Volunteers

Jenny Liu (2018), Yiro Qi (2018), Umang Wadhwa (2018),  and Sharon (Shuang) You (2018)


Ana Balliache, (2012), VR Village Sub-Committee Member


Dani Belko, (2012), Posters Coordinator


Fangwei Lee, (2006), Creator, CEO, Co-Founder of Realiteer Corp.

Experience Hall, South Hall G, Sunday1:30 – 5:30 pmMonday – Wednesday, 10:00 – 5:30 p.m., and Thursday10:00 – 3:30 p.m.

REALITEER Corp. propose a do-it-yourself add-on to integrate position tracking on mobile virtual reality devices. With this add-on, we can provide six degrees of freedom to most smartphone-based mobile VR systems (e.g. Google DayDream, Samsung Gear VR, etc) and enable a wide variety of activities requiring hand manipulation. This controller add-on enables us to distribute therapeutic contents that involves embodiment and hand-eye coordination to mobile VR users, which is a larger population than desktop VR users. In this experience, user can build their own customized controller and participate in one of our mindfulness exercise – Stone Balancing. Afterward, users can bring home their controller and a snapshot of their creation.

Fu Yen Hsiao (2017), Byunghwan Lee (2017) and Seth Glickman (2017) Music Everywhere

ETC Booth, #215

Music Everywhere AR is an augmented reality piano learning tool that focuses on teaching improvisation in blues, rock, jazz and classical styles. Leveraging a bidirectional MIDI-over-Bluetooth connection with a Microsoft HoloLens AR device, students at the piano can engage with interactive lessons, watch virtual hand demonstrations, see and hear example improvisations, and play their own solos and accompaniment along with AR-projected virtual bands and musicians.

Music Everywhere, Inc. is a creative studio with a passion for designing AR music experiences and music education applications.  Founded in 2017 following an ETC project during the fall 2016 semester.  Yen, Byunghwan and Seth are excited to be part of this years group of Pittsburgh-based entrepreneurs at AlphaLab.

Of course, the ETC has a booth at the EXHIBITION SESSIONS again this year that we are happy to say we have a demonstration of a student project and one of the latest ETC spin-off companies.  We will be in the South Hall August 1 and 2 9:30 am- 6pm and August 3 9:30 am- 3:30pm.   Stop by to say ‘hi’ and get some of the latest ETC give-aways.

SIGGRAPH 2017 hosts the year’s largest, most comprehensive exhibition of products and services for the computer graphics and interactive techniques marketplace, featuring the industry’s established leaders and emerging challengers.

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