Daniel Cardoso Llach: Archaeology of CAD: Interactive Software Reconstructions of the ‘Coons Patch’ and ‘Sketchpad’

 
  • ©2017, Daniel Cardoso Llach

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    Archaeology of CAD: Interactive Software Reconstructions of the 'Coons Patch' and 'Sketchpad'

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    2017

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    Two interactive software reconstructions allow gallery visitors to experience two seminal developments in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) history: Steven A. Coons’ “Patch” (1967) and Ivan Sutherland’s “Sketchpad” (1963). Based on archival research, and custom software and hardware design, these interactive systems offer access beyond the visual into sensual, gestural, and interactive aspects of these landmark computational design techniques. Along with the two reconstructions, a selection of rare handwritten notes by original authors Coons and Sutherland are displayed to offer additional context about the origins of CAD.