Center for Human Modeling and Simulation

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Journal Article

Date of this Version

August 1998


Postprint version. Copyright ACM, 1998. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics, Volume 28, Issue 3, August 1998, pages 43-44.
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This paper describes the work-in-progress of aVRML 3D conetree to visualize Ph.D. graduates and their Ph.D. thesis advisors in the field of computer graphics. As part of the SIGGRAPH history project chaired by Carl Machover, this VRML 3D conetree debuts publicly at the 25th conference celebration at SIGGRAPH 98, July 1998, in Orlando, FL. This conetree allows a VRML-enabled browser to visualize Ph.D. contributors to the field of computer graphics and to trace their influences and academic progeny. The database developed may seed further studies of the field's contributors. The initial phase of this project (using Ph.D. advisors/graduates) provides a hierarchical (if arbitrary) view of part of SIGGRAPH's academic structure.



Date Posted: 12 July 2007

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