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SIGGRAPH Graphics Pioneers Organization Supports New Orleans

By DE Editors

As the graphics community attends the annual SIGGRAPH conference and exhibition in New Orleans this week, the SIGGRAPH Graphics Pioneers are asking the creative community to help survivors of Hurricane Katrina with monetary donations to the Make it Right Foundation.

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.

There is no minimum amount required, donors are asked to give what they can afford.

Donate directly to the Make it Right Foundation, The House that SIGGRAPH Pioneers Built, here.

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 wiped out during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The Make It Right Foundation is committed to building 150 energy-efficient, solar-powered, storm-resistant homes in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, and the SIGGRAPH Graphics Pioneers want to help.

Jon Peddie Research is an active supporter of this project and will be donating $200 from every market report it sells during the month of August 2009.

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