Still Innovating

Currently on view online and in San Diego, California, is the annual Siggraph exhibition. Siggraph is a professional organization created 'to promote the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques.' The group organizes publications and programs throughout the year but their annual conference is a major event. Siggraph has always been a strong supporter of the arts and particularly artists using interactive techniques and computer graphics in all their incarnations. In the early 1990s, the conferences were one of the few places that digital art was being exhibited and discussed, making their online archives a valuable resource for anyone interested in the wonder years of net art. This year's show, on view through August 9th, continues this tradition. Take a peek to see what constitutes innovation in art, today. - James Petrie