Artifact Details

Title

Sketchpad

Catalog Number

102651596

Type

Moving Image

Date

1961 ca.

Publisher

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Lincoln Laboratory

Place of Publication

US

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number VT 8.81

Duration

00:13:30

Format

U-Matic

Description

This is a video showing Ivan Sutherland's Sketchpad system. Running on Lincoln Lab's TX-2 (Transistor eXperiment-2), Dr. Sutherland demonstrates several of the abilities of his early Computer-Aided Design (CAD) system. The original film is silent with voice-over giving technical descriptions throughout.

animation, CAD, graphics, Ivan E. Sutherland, MIT, Lincoln, Sketchpad, TX-2 Early computer graphics/CAD using light-pen input on MIT's TX-2 Sketchpad system. Silent with technical narration.

Category

Educational