Behind every significant innovation in computer graphics, there is a great
story. The Digital Campfire was an intimate storytelling program that
provided a context for sharing the legend, lore, and anecdote of computer
graphics, the funny stories and classic tales behind some of our most
important discoveries and innovations.
The first campfire session of each day lasted 1.25 hours. The remaining
sessions lasted 45 minutes each. The last session of each day was an open forum where anyone who had a
story to tell on the following topics could drop by and tell a story or two:
The First SIGGRAPH
Anyone who was at the first SIGGRAPH Conference
was invited to tell a story about what happened in 1974.
Great Moments in SIGGRAPH
Did you ever get a standing ovation?
Remember the papers that caused the biggest sensations? Speakers and attendees shared their
memorable SIGGRAPH moments.
Great Napkins of Computer Graphics
Some of the greatest ideas and
discoveries started out as doodles on napkins or note pads. Innovators displayed and described their
doodles or sketches that ended up in a SIGGRAPH course, paper, panel, or other
Celia Pearce & Friends