Richard E. Crandall

Center for Advanced Computation, Reed College
3:30 Wednesday, 22 Oct 2003, in AQ 3150

The Science of Color Graphics


At its inception, the field of color graphics involved "hardware" thinking, such as calculating-machine and display-device design. While such issues are still with us, color graphics has now---after a half-century---become a science involving physics, mathematics, even psychology.

The underlying algorithms now run deep. Open problems of an abstract nature abound. The lecturer will demonstrate some new successes in the color-graphics field, which successes arose more from abstraction than from machinery.