This week, Yale computer science professors Theodore Kim and Holly Rushmeier will speak at SIGGRAPH 2021 about working against racism in computer graphics. Professor Kim will kick off the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Summit on Monday August 9th with his talk Anti-Racist Graphics Research. He will describe how racial biases embedded in filmmaking technology from the analog era insidiously pervade the algorithms used for computer generated imagery (CGI) in movies today.
On Tuesday August 10th, Professors Kim and Rushmeier will lead a town hall-style gathering, otherwise known as a Birds of a Feather, Countering Racial Bias in Computer Graphics Requires Structural Change, where they will discuss paths forward, and organize efforts for the next year.
More details can be found on the SEAS News website.