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FUTURE TALK #60
Emerging Uses of Computer Graphics
This episode features a discussion of how our lives are being changed by new graphic capabilities of computers. The guest is Jon Peddie, President of Jon Peddie Research, a technically oriented consulting firm that specializes in everything having to do with computer graphics. He is a past president of Siggraph Pioneers, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the CAD Society, and author of the recent book, “The History of Visual Magic in Computers.” The conversation includes computer graphic basics, practical uses of CG in fields such as medicine, industrial design and the military, and progress in virtual reality and augmented reality.
Martin Wasserman hosts.

Entire program
Divided into 3 shorter segments
Segment 1
Jon Peddie discusses some of the basics of computer graphics, from the simplest elements to the most complex.
Segment 2
A discussion of the practical uses of CG, including industrial design, medical applications, and virtual and augmented reality.
Segment 3
A discussion of how CG can be used for educational and training purposes in many different fields, and how people can get into the field.