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.
Premiered 8 August 1999 at SIGGRAPH 99, Los Angeles.
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 when on the big screen."
"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."
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How to Purchase "The Story of Computer Graphics"
SIGGRAPH Video Review, Issue 137, "The Story of Computer Graphics," is now available in NTSC VHS format for $US 60.00 each and PAL VHS format for $US 75.00 each, plus shipping and handling. Member Value Program discounted prices are available to purchasers who join ACM SIGGRAPH or renew their memberships: $US 45.00 each (NTSC VHS) or $US 56.00 each (PAL VHS).
A DVD version is not currently available, but if one becomes available, we will announce it here.
Orders can be placed by mail, fax or phone to:
SIGGRAPH Video Review
June 12, 2000
Research Triangle ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter
Lovebytes Festival, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Society for Informaton Display
ACM SIGGRAPH Los Angeles Chapter
ACM SIGGRAPH Tokyo
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
New York City ACM SIGGRAPH and the New York Hall of Science Present
the New York Premiere of The Story of Computer Graphics
Toronto Digital Image Festival 5
Flanders International Film Festival