“ACM SIGGRAPH History Archives: Expanding the Vision through Teamwork” presented by Mitchell and Searleman


Session Title:

  • Summit on New Media Art Archiving: Invited Talks

Presentation Title:

  • ACM SIGGRAPH History Archives: Expanding the Vision through Teamwork




  • The ACM SIGGRAPH History Archives is a team effort involving students, interns, volunteers, and computer graphic pioneers. In 2022, it expanded from an online archive to include a physical archive of SIGGRAPH publications and artifacts. These archives include information about presentations, exhibitions, screenings and events at the annual conference as well as information about SIGGRAPH communities and committees. With such a vast array of information, developing a robust infrastructure was essential. Team members researched, digitized and entered tens of thousands of entries and programmed innovative features that enable users easy access to this valuable resource. The SIGGRAPH History archive team is also preparing the archive to be part of the world-wide distributed network of new media art archives.