SIGGRAPH 2000 New Releases
Issue 137: The Story of Computer Graphics

ACM SIGGRAPH's documentary, which premiered at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium, on August 8, 1999, "The Story of Computer Graphics" chronicles the history of the industry, its impact on society, and the excitements of future possibilities. As an official SIGGRAPH history project, great care was taken to produce a lasting document that will inform and inspire generations to come. One of the main goals of the documentary is to help educate the general public about computer graphics. There are segments in the film which talk about display issues like vector vs raster, color and frame buffers and the early SAGE years. Los Angeles Times review says it "is a flood of dazzling color and imagery illustrating the astonishingly protean nature of computer graphics."