Before digital special effects in video and film were done with pots, there was analog computer animation.
This Q&A was originally published in the ACM SIGGRAPH Member Profiles. Mary Whitton is a research professor in the computer science department at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been involved in SIGGRAPH conferences since 1977 and is currently working on recording, preserving … Continued
I will never forget that Christmas morning when I got my very first real-time graphics interactive system. It was an Atari 2600 and as soon as the long metal power switch was flicked to the “on” position, my jaw dropped. … Continued