Francisco, Calif. - As the graphics community prepares for the annual
SIGGRAPH conference and exhibition in New Orleans, August 3-6, the
SIGGRAPH Graphics Pioneers are asking the creative community to help
survivors of Hurricane Katrina with monetary donations to the Make it
Right Foundation (www.makeitrightnola.org).
The SIGGRAPH Graphics Pioneers, an organization formed by scientists, engineers, artists, and industry professionals active in computer graphics since the inception of SIGGRAPH, have adopted a house being built by the Make It Right Foundation.
Donate directly to the Make it Right Foundation, The House that SIGGRAPH Pioneers Built at:
Join the SIGGRAPH Graphics Pioneers Facebook Group and encourage friends to donate to the cause:
Make It Right, a collaboration between actor Brad Pitt, Graft Architects, Cherokee Gives Back, and William McDonough + Partners was founded in 2007 to help rebuild the New Orleans Lower 9th Ward, an area that was completely wiped out during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Progress on the Make It Right house will be announced at the SIGGRAPH Graphics Pioneers dinner, however, the group will continue fundraising after the conference.
Jon Peddie Research is an active supporter of this project and will recognize significant donors on their site www.jonpeddie.com. To kick off the donation drive, Jon Peddie Research will be donating $200 from every market report it sells during the month of August 2009.