Michigan State University

Early Computer Graphics - Pioneering the medium (1970-1975)

Note: In this era images were created by algorithms programmed in FORTRAN, keypunched into decks of cards, submitted batch mode to a central computer facility, and "drawn" by an online XY plotter.

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Banana-Cone

Banana-Cone

Boxes I

Boxes I

Boxes II

Boxes II

Bulges and Dents

Bulges and Dents

Coming and Going

Coming and Going

Creature Tunnel

Creature Tunnel

Escher in the Round

Escher in the Round

Escher Square

Escher Square

Flying Elephants

Flying Elephants

Frog Pond

Frog Pond

Geese

Geese

Horizons

Horizons

Kolobet

Kolobet

Kolomyjec's Moire

Kolomyjec's Moire

Le Morte de Beardsley

Le Morte de Beardsley

Organic Illusion

Organic Illusion

Scorpion Spin

Scorpion Spin

Spatial Cylinders

Spatial Cylinders

Struggle between Good and Evil

Struggle between Good and Evil

That Walleye's got a Lotta Gull

That Walleye's got a Lotta Gull

Twist

Twist

Water into Wine

Water into Wine