Definition Edit

Computer graphics are

[d]rawings and figures that can be digitized, altered, created, stored, and produced with a computer. Application tools allow users to draw or "paint" original images with a mouse or graphics tablet.[1]

Overview Edit

"Work on computer graphics dates back to Project Whirlwind in the late 1940s and its successor, the U.S. Air Force air defense system SAGE, which used interactive graphics consoles and displays. Algorithms for rendering graphical images (in three dimensions) on a computer screen were first developed during the 1960s, with many advances emerging from DARPA-funded work at the University of Utah."[2]

References Edit

  1. Adult Literacy and New Technologies: Tools for a Lifetime, at 253.
  2. Making IT Better: Expanding Information Technology Research to Meet Society's Needs, at 21.

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