SIGGRAPH 2010 By Focus
Visualizing a Classic CPU in Action: The 6502
A visual tour of the chip that spawned the home computer revolution. See all the physical parts of a CPU and how they operate in a classic video game. Learn about computer design and a project to preserve and document classic microchips.
The Universe of Fonts, Charted by Machine
Computer fonts come in hundreds and thousands of varieties. How do you find a font that fits the task at hand? Which fonts are related (or not related at all) to the ones you know well? This talk applies strategies from music information retrieval (MIR) to organizing fonts.
Synesthetic Color Scheme in "Fantasia"
This talk describes how a set of pitch, chord, and key-sound tests with 43 sound-color synesthetes was used to map sounds to colors in non-verbal way, and to reveal how synesthetic colors are associated to sounds in “Fantasia”.
SPLASH: Real or Virtual?
Artistic collaborators from PROGRAM COLLECTIVE address the creative challenges and opportunities that emerged in designing a multimedia installation experienced by over one million people: SPLASH, a 74-foot real macro icon produced by computer-integrated manufacturing and conceived at the virtual micro-scale using particles, fluids, and dynamic-simulation tools.