Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Medienwissenschaft

Robin Forrest: »War and Peace and Computer Graphics«

  • Was Kolloquium “MEDIA SOUP”
  • Wann 18.05.2011 von 18:00 bis 20:00
  • Wo Sophienstraße 22a, R. 0.01 (Medientheater)
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In the second installment of the open colloquium MEDIA SOUP, computer graphics veteran Prof. Robin Forrest will speak about “War and Peace and Computer Graphics”.

In the 1960s, Forrest was a founding member of the Cambridge CAD Group and authored the first paper on computational geometry. His re-working of Bézier curves can today be found in Adobe Illustrator, PostScript and PDF. During his career, Forrest has been engaged worldwide as a researcher and teacher, among others at MIT and Xerox PARC and a consultant for Xerox, DEC, Adobe Systems, Apple, Microsoft, Lucas Film and Pixar. The talk will describe how computer graphics developed as a consequence of Cold War funding.