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Timeline Outline ViewEra: 1960 - 1970   |   Theme: Graphics / Visualization / Computer Generated Imagery


William A Fetter: while working for Boeing, made the first computer model of the human body (
William Fetter Coins the Term "Computer Graphics"
Circa June 1962Licklider & Clark Publish "Online Man-Computer Communication" August 28, 1962Among the Beginnings of Computer Art in the United States December 1962General Motors and IBM Develop the First CAD Program 1963Edward Zajac Produces the First Computer-Animated Film 1963Ivan Sutherland Creates the First Graphical User Interface 1963 – 1966Using his BEFLIX Computer Animation Language, Ken Knowlton Produces "A Computer Technique for the Production of Animated Movies" May 1963 – 1965Machine Perception of Three Dimensional Solids 1964
The First to Create Three-Dimensional Images of the Human Body Using a Computer
1964Bitzer & Willson Invent the First Plasma Video Display (Neon Orange) August 1964The Rand Tablet: One of the Earliest Tablet Computers and the First Reference to Electronic Ink 1965
Example of image from Computer Graphics in Communication.  Please click to view larger image.
William Fetter Issues the First Book on Computer Graphics
1965 – 1966Michael Noll's "Human or Machine" : Comparing Computer-Generated Art with Human Created Art February 5 – November 26, 1965The Earliest Public Exhibitions of Computer Art July 1965
Detail of cover of the July 1965 issue of Fortune.  Please click to see entire image.
Walter Allner Designs the First Magazine Cover Using Computer Graphics
1966Aaron Klug Invents Digital Image Processing 1966Cyrus Levinthal Builds the First System for Interactive Display of Molecular Structures July 1966"Bobb Goldsteinn" Coins the Term Multimedia 1967 Р1983Jacques Bertin's "S̩miologie graphique" is Published June 1967Steven A. Coons Develops the "Coons Patch" in Computer Graphics 1968Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproull Create the First Virtual Reality Head Mounted Display System 1968Stephen A. Benton Invents the Rainbow Hologram or Benton Hologram 1968Andries van Dam Develops Probably the First Hypertext System Used in Education 1968The Computer Artis Society, the First Society for Computer Art, is Founded in London 1968"Incredible Machine" State of the Art in Computer Generated Film, Graphics and Music in 1968 Circa 1968 Р1985Lee Harrison's Scanimate: The First Widely Applied Analog Computer Animation System January 1968Aaron Klug Invents Three-Dimensional Image Processing August 2 РOctober 20, 1968Cybernetic Serendipity: The First Widely-Attended International Exhibition of Computer Art November 27, 1968 РFebruary 9, 1969K. G. Pontius Hult̩n Curates "The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age" : An Art Exhibition December 1968
Cover of Computer Art and Human Response by Lloyd Sumner.
Lloyd Sumner Issues The First Monograph by a Computer Artist
1970Negroponte's "The Architecture Machine" is Published