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25th Conference Celebration
Exhibits and events celebrating the history of SIGGRAPH and computer graphics, and their influence on technology, society, business, applications, education, and aesthetics:

  25 Years of Discovery
The centerpiece of the 25th Conference Celebration, 25 Years of Discovery was a 100-foot-long and 30-foot-wide display of artifacts and memorabilia from 1974 through 1998, where attendees experienced some of computer graphics' influence on our world.

  A Visual Tribute to Computer Graphics Laboratories: 1971-1998

Twelve laboratories were presented in this exhibit:

Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
Cornell University
Microsoft Research
New York Institute of Technology
Pixar Animation Studios
Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Stanford University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of Utah
University of Washington

Criteria for inclusion in this tribute were a balance of substance underlying the imagery and striking visual impact, and a balance of long-term sustained contributions with short-term focused contributions.

Laboratory principals provided images and names to represent their organizations. The result was a richness of imagery that summarizes some of the key developments in computer graphics.

  Seminal Graphics: Pioneering Efforts that Shaped the Field
Significant papers from the past 25 years compiled in one volume to guide and inspire future scholars. The publication covers the areas of visibility, antialiasing, shading, modeling, animation, architecture, rendering from samples, and foundations.

In recognition of the human side of the meteoric rise of computer graphics, this 3D VRML conetree traces PhD contributors to the computer graphics field and their progeny.

  Pioneering Artists
Along with its juried artists, SIGGRAPH 98 showcased the work of 24 well-known practicing artists who have contributed to a number of SIGGRAPH art shows over the past 25 years.

  Film Show Classics

  Portraits in Computer Graphics
Photographic portraits of 80 noteworthy individuals in the field of computer graphics.

  Academy Awards
Members of the SIGGRAPH community who have received scientific and technical Academy Awards in computer graphics.

  Hardware Exhibits
A survey of the technology of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

  Trading Cards
SIGGRAPH 98 produced a set of trading cards featuring award winners, art, and hardware from the past 25 years.

  25th Conference Recognition Ceremony
Champagne for toasting, birthday cake, and recognition of those who have made important contributions to the SIGGRAPH conference.

  25th Conference Celebration Party
Hosted by SIGGRAPH 98, SIGGRAPH Professional Chapters, and friends.

An International Videoconference: Computer Graphics Pioneers Assess Computer Graphics

Pioneers discussed computer graphics' most significant contributions over the last 25 years, its greatest current challenges, and what CG will look like between now and 2023.


Carl Machover
Machover Associates Corporation

David Arnold
University of East Anglia

Panel Chair: Orlando

Carl Machover
Machover Associates Corporation


Judith R. Brown
University of Iowa

David Arnold
University of East Anglia

Panel Chair: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

John C. Gebhardt
InterCAP Graphic Systems


Robert E. Thurber
Intergraph Corporation

Charles O. Heller
Charles Heller Associates

Panel Chair: National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, United Kingdom

Phil Willis
University of Bath


Richard Guedj
Institut National des Telecommunications

Klaus Kansy
German National Research Center for Information Technology

  Digital Campfire
The great stories and legends of computer graphics told by the luminaries themselves

25th Conference Celebration Committee


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