When we consider the impact of computer graphics we usually think
of Hollywood motion picture special-effects, or beautifully crafted images and
commercials from high-end marketing firms, which both seem like products of the
east and west coasts. We don’t think of midwestern
artists or public university departments as being part of that world. Yet this is exactly where much of the
pioneering work in computer graphics was done and its commercialization was
Today was my last day of employment, and I will now be exchanging
the two major foci of my creative time.
My interests in photography and astronomy and art was always secondary to my full-time work as a color scientist, an occupation that has provided a long and fulfilling career.
But this particular outcome was something of a fluke; the
education I pursued was a hodge-podge of art, science, and engineering, and my
early career was filled with jobs at not-quite-successful entrepreneurial startups
that caused my dad to inquire where I was working next, because he wanted to
avoid investing there!