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Meeting: Wednesday, September 20, 2000

The Story of Computer Graphics

From its early development as an obscure topic of research,
to its widely accepted role as an important communication tool,
Computer Graphics has a rich history of human accomplishment.
This movie attempts to document some of the most compelling stories
behind the striking graphics and technology that we take for granted in today's imagery.
This is the "human" story of the pioneers that are revolutionizing visual communication,
through a community with its own unique culture.



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Note: there is no guarantee that the above images are in this movie.

 
The Story of Computer Graphics premiered 8 August 1999
at SIGGRAPH 99, Los Angeles, in High-Definition Television (HDTV) format.
 
LA Daily News (8/5/99):
"...(one) segment alone could serve as a five minute graphics primer for every school in the country...
many of the graphics are just eye-popping..."
 
The Stars:
"Lots of computers and nearly 50 graphics pioneers who have coaxed magic from the machine."
 
The Hollywood Reporter (8/4/99):
"The high definition footage creates a notably intimate environment,
and the opening and closing computer animation sequences provide
a fitting package for a story that potentially will never end."

6:00 - 7:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 - 9:00 Meeting

Admission

Members free. Non-members $5. Memberships $15/year.

Address, directions and maps:

The Scripps Research Institute
10550 Torrey Pines Rd.
San Diego, CA 92037

From Interstate 5, northbound from downtown San Diego, or southbound from Del Mar, take Genessee exit west, fork north (right) onto North Torrey Pines Rd., then take a left at the first traffic light into the driveway, and turn right through the guard gate into the parking lot. Park and follow the signs to the event.

Map

Updated 09/05/00 

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