Artifact Details

Title

Smith, Alvy Ray oral history

Catalog Number

102702296

Type

Text

Date

2010-05-27

Contributor

Smith, Alvy Ray, Interviewee
Spicer, Dag, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

37 p.

Description

Computer graphics pioneer Alvy Ray Smith begins his oral history discussing his early childhood interest in science and technology and school experiences. He then describes in brief his doctoral work on cellular automata, work at Xerox PARC, NYIT, and the computer division of Lucasfilm.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Smith, Alvy Ray; FORTRAN; C (Computer program language); Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC); VAX computers; cellular automata; Xerox PARC; Shoup, Richard; SuperPaint; Pixar Animation Studios; Schure, Alexander; NYIT; Catmull, Ed; Evans, David; Sutherland, Ivan; frame buffer; NEA (National Endowment for the Arts); Sunstone; Emshwiller, Ed; Jobs, Steve; Clark, Jim; Lucas, George; Renderman; CAPS; SIGGRAPH

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X5833.2010