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Congratulations to Charles Csuri for receiving the 2011 Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art. As far back as the 1960s he was introducing computers to artists and art to programmers, creating computer art and animations, and creating curriculum’s that would teach those skills to others. Any one who has been to the movies over the past 30 years has seen the results of his work in CGI special effects and animation, but it was equally important to the development of computer sciences, resulting in advances in flight simulators, computer-aided design, architecture, magnetic resonance imaging, and the visualization of scientific phenomena. The 2011 SIGGRAPH Conference is going on this week in Vancouver; check the video for some highlights of the presentations.