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ACM Chicago is a non-profit professional group that meets regularly to discuss diverse topics in computer science such as predictive analytics, applied machine learning, statistical modeling, open data, and data visualization, user experience, user research, and artificial neural networks. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners and academic students, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices. All are welcome to attend, to meet others, and to present their work.
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- From Teapots to Toy Story: A Prehistory of Computer GraphicsLink visible for attendees
From the big screen to the device in your pocket, computer graphics define our engagement with the digital - but how did we get here and what part did a teapot play? In this talk Jacob Gaboury traces a prehistory of computer graphics, focusing on the foundational role played by the University of Utah's Computer Science Department where modern graphics was born and whose graduates include the co-founders of Pixar, Adobe Systems and Silicon Graphics.
Focusing on the pivotal role of the famous “Utah Teapot” Gaboury shows the central role computer graphics played not only in the development of special effects and computer animation, but in the development of computer science itself throughout the second half of the twentieth century.
(Times are Central Time)
12:00 pm - brief intros
12:05 pm - Presentation by Jacob Gaboury
12:45 pm- Q&A
1:00 pm - End
Note: You must register with Zoom in addition to registering through Meetup.