SIGGRAPH 1990: Courses

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    SIGGRAPH ’90 courses offer an intensive day of instruction by industry experts presenting up-to-date material on a wide variety of topics in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Course attendees not only hear about but see graphics used in creative ways, as course speakers use multimedia presentations to help accomplish the educational goals of the course.

    Courses are held in the Dallas Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 7. The course locations are listed in the course locator in your registration packet and are posted on a kiosk in the registration area. Lunches are served to course attendees.

    Course notes are available for pick up in the registration area in the Dallas Convention Center.

    Course registrants are invited to a reception at the Morton S. Meyerson Symphony Center on Monday evening from 7 to 10 p.m.

    Course Categories

    If you are registering on-site, the following list helps you determine which courses are appropriate for you. Each course is categorized as to the level of material, to best meet student needs and interests:


    Introductory courses require no prerequisites. However, overall interest, general background (computing, graphics, math applications), and, possibly, a prior short course or “survey” may be beneficial.


    For intermediate courses, students should have a significant working knowledge of the area, attained through introductory courses, reading, and practical experience. These courses often organize existing knowledge into a coherent whole, to supply a model or other structure for the discipline and supply substantial technical content and depth. Most courses cover many specific topics in detail, such as algorithms, techniques, and architectures.


    An advanced course covers a narrow topic in substantial technical depth. Presentations will often include challenging mathematical concepts and programming examples.

    Students in these courses are well-informed in the general topic of the course and are ready to consider advanced material. They have gained their knowledge through intermediate courses, reading, and significant years of experience.

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