SIGGRAPH'85; the state of art. John J. Anderson.
Like the ascendancy of the abstract revolutionized art in this century, the ascendancy of the computer will surely revolutionize the next. Impressive evidence of this fact was lately gathered at Moscone Center, San Francisco, where over 30,000 people attended this year's SIGGraph Conference, bringing together the most talented computer artists in the world. The latest achievements in the field were presented, including a film show, prints, large scale sculptures, interactive installations, a display of computer graphics on frame buffers, and a well-scaled viewing environment for videotapes of experimental pieces. This year for the first time the art show provided visual documentation of the creative process as well. Here in pictures are glimpses of the most creative computing of 1985.