Countering Racial Bias in Computer Graphics Requires Structural Change
Event Type
Birds of a Feather
Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Film and TV
Visual Effects
This session WILL NOT be recorded.
Interest Areas
Arts & Design
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Production & Animation
Research & Education
Registration Levels
Ultimate Supporter
Ultimate Attendee
Basic Attendee
Exhibitor Ultimate
Exhibitor Basic
Enhanced Attendee
TimeTuesday, 10 August 20212pm - 3:30pm PDT
DescriptionThis BOF is for attendees interested in discussing issues of racial bias that have long been embedded in computer graphics research. More than just an issue of workforce diversity, we will discuss discriminatory assumptions embedded in our community’s basic technical formulations.

Overcoming these biases will require community-wide structural changes. Research that depicts all forms of humanity must be initiated, but also recognized as valid, non-niche, lines of inquiry. This will be a friendly, collaborative space for mutual, authentic engagement across difference. Attendees can be at any stage, including learning about, taking steps toward, or enacting change in computer graphics research.