Exhibition Image


Art Show Overview:

As is clear to those who habitually attend the SIGGRAPH conference, the exhibition is different this year. In it are, among other things, a ski boot, a remote control device, hand-colored images of an arched doorway, and a computer game that explains machine logic. The common element uniting these seemingly disparate projects is that they demonstrate current applications of computers to design problems. In each of them the computer played a significant role in the design and, often, in production.

The point of view illustrated in the exhibition is that the computer will, as is so often said, serve as a tool in helping with various aspects of our work. More important, however, the computer is viewed here as having the potential for becoming a medium capable of altering our ways of thinking about our work. The exciting objective for computer-supported design at this time is to go beyond mimicking past media (as all new media do at their inception) and continue to develop processes and formal structures that are inherent to the computer’s distinct characteristics.

Patrick Whitney, Chairman
Design Arts Exhibition Committee

Visual Proceedings:

View PDF: [SIGGRAPH 1984: CAD Show]

Additional Images:

  • SIGGRAPH_1984   


Cheryl Kent
Whitney and Kent, Limited

Communication Development and Evaluation
C.G. Screven
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Supporting Organizations
Cray Research

Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of California – Los Angeles

International Neon Products Incorporated

Institute of Design
College of Architecture and Design
Illinois Institute of Technology

Visible Language Workshop
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Exhibition Artworks: