“There and Back Again: Graphics Education with a View Towards the Future” by Shreiner and Angel

  • ©Dave Shreiner and Edward Angel



Entry Number: 17


    There and Back Again: Graphics Education with a View Towards the Future



    Teaching computer graphics has always been a juggling act between teaching fundamental techniques and expressing those techniques through graphics APIs. This talk surveys different teaching options over time, including our techniques expressed in our widely-used textbook. We consider the relevance of teaching graphics APIs given their evolution, and present a proposal for evolving teaching graphics.


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