Posts Tagged ‘history’

Five Years of EagerEyes

by Randall Handon October 4, 2011
Robert Kosara is celebrating five years of his fantastic “Eagereyes” website, discussing some of the biggest hits and flops during that time. In dog years, this website is now (almost) as old as I am. Over the years, it has changed both its direction and design several times; there have been times when I was […]


Rendering of Ed Catmull’s Hand from 1972

by Randall Handon September 2, 2011
Robby Ingebretsen of NerdPlusArt has a great video of what may be the first ever 3D graphics, a manually-digitized rendering of Ed Catmull’s Hand done back in 1972. The film fell into my hands because Ed and my dad were good friends and office mates at the University of Utah in the 1970s where they […]

Remember When? A Look Back at Final Cut Pro 1.0

by Randall Handon June 22, 2011
If you’re one of the many disgruntled Final Cut Pro users lamenting the new design, then check out this video of the original Final Cut 1.0 dug up by StudioDaily. This video promo for Final Cut’s very first version, in all its blurry, pixelated glory, reminds us just how far FCP technology, and tech promos […]

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Mysterious Symbols of the Dollar Bill

by Randall Handon June 3, 2011
Mysterious Symbols of the Dollar Bill | Credit Sesame Blog.

The Past, Present and Future of Portable Music

by Randall Handon April 12, 2011
The Daily Bark » The Past, Present and Future of Portable Music.


Infographic: NASA & Google Celebrate Milestones in Space Travel

by Randall Handon April 12, 2011
NASA & Google Celebrate Milestones in Space Travel [INFOGRAPHIC].

Milestones in the History of Visualization

by Randall Handon March 29, 2011
Michael Friendly and Daniel Denis have compiled an amazing timeline of milestones in the history of thematic cartography, statistical graphics, and data visualization. This page provides a graphic overview of the events in the history of data visualization that we call “milestones.” These milestones are shown below in the the form of an interactive timeline. […]


75 Years of American Finance 1861-1935

by Randall Handon March 28, 2011
Back before computers, “Infographics” were made by hand with pens and paper.  The St Louis Federal Reserve has posted a classic wide-format infographic that shows the growth of the American Economy over 75 years, with each year mapped to a single page. FRASER » Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research.

MAGI Synthavision Demo Reel

by Randall Handon December 22, 2010
Watch the video below and step back in time to the early days of CGI with ‘MAGI’, a company founded to model nuclear radiation transport. They slowly moved into ray-tracing and constructive solid geometry (CSG) to render their results and example scenarios, and eventually wound up created most of the visuals for the original Tron. […]