Tech Pioneers Kirk, Rekimoto to Address SIGGRAPH ASIA

David Kirk, a leading scientist and multi-award winner in the field of graphic-technology, and Jun Rekimoto, the founding director of the Interaction Laboratory within the Sony Computer Science Laboratories, are featured speakers at the upcoming SIGGRAPH Asia conference.

Kirk will speak on ‘The Power of Heterogeneous Computing,’ reviewing the evolution of GPU technology. Kirk also will share his vision of how current work in academic and industrial labs around the world will be applied to future generations of computer graphics systems.

Rekimoto’s talk is on ‘Enhanced Realities,’ and will focus on the shift of human-computer interactions from improving individual devices to the enhancement of more connected activities and communications.

The second annual Asia edition of the conference is set for Dec. 16-19 in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan. More information can be found online at www.siggraph.org/asia2009.