Confessions of a researchaholic

March 29, 2023

ACM authorship policy

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 2:41 pm

So ACM is updating their authorship policy in response to generative AI tools.
You can find more about that in this survey.

I do wonder, though, what if a paper is written entirely by AI without any humans involved?

March 26, 2023

Optometry visit

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 8:58 pm
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I manually traced the vector contours over the photographs captured by my mom to highlight the cute hand gestures and facial expressions of my niece performed during an optometry visit.

Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:49 pm

I went to see this exhibition today and was astonished by the details and accuracies of these large scale oil paintings and bronze sculptures made all within the past two years!
How did the artist accomplish such combination of care, size, and speed?

March 25, 2023

Adobe Firefly

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 6:37 pm
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Had fun with Firefly
I particularly like
the textured text styles.

March 24, 2023

SIGGRAPH 2023 paper committee meeting

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 4:45 pm

Some random thoughts after just finished the SIGGRAPH 2023 paper committee meetings:

The shorter papers in the conference track submissions took me less time to read, but not as much as the page numbers would suggest; many papers were either harder to read due to condensed texts or would require extra time to go over the supplementary materials.

The virtual meetings (started during the covid pandemic) are more efficient in terms of travels and moving people in and out of the conflict and break-out rooms, while the physical meetings are more fun (e.g., the snacks and food) and sociable (reading people’s facial expressions and body languages while discussing papers, and chatting about research and life in general).

After serving on the SIGGRAPH/SIGGRAPH-Asia PC a few times, I felt that it is more suitable for either beginning folks who have a lot of energy (e.g., can read 3 papers in one night without getting tired) or retired folks who have a lot of time (e.g., have time to read 3 papers in one afternoon without many work/family duties) than folks in the middle (like me) who are not as energic as they used to be and yet have more work/family commitments.

Both of my managers also happened to be on the committee, so they will understand why I haven’t spent as much time on products as I am supposed to.

March 22, 2023

Monotile sampling

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:01 am

As (half) joked in this FB comment today, I can totally imagine someone (like Victor Ostromoukhov or Abdalla G. M. Ahmed) building a sample set upon this recently discovered aperiodic monotile for an upcoming SIGGRAPH paper.
(I know how to do that already, and thus not planning to do it myself.)

March 17, 2023

Atmospheric river

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:14 pm

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Random doodling during a meeting

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:35 am

Your camera right
above your balding head in
that virtual meeting

March 11, 2023

Impression of a lady smoking in front of number 30

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 6:31 pm

Cigarette on hand
phone at face oblivious
to everything else

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