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William Fetter Coins the Term "Computer Graphics" (1960)


William A Fetter: while working for Boeing, made the first computer model of the human body ("Boeing Man"), and coined the term computer graphics.

In 1960 William A. Fetter, an art director at The Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington, coined the term “computer graphics.” With Walter Bernhardt, assistant professor of applied mechanics from Wichita State University, Kansas, Fetter outlined a new concept of perspective which Bernhardt converted to mathematics. The same year Boeing established a formal research program to determine how computing technology could be used for design.

See also the entry on "Boeing Man."

(This entry was last revised on 10-18-2014.)