About the author

Barbara Robertson

Contributing Editor

Barbara has been writing about computer graphics, computer animation, and visual effects for more than 15 years. She has moderated panels on visual effects and animation for Imagina, SIGGRAPH and others, and has served on the jury for Prix Ars Electronic and other competitions. A former senior editor at Computer Graphics World, she is the recipient of numerous awards including the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award and the Society of Technical Communications’ Award of Excellence in international competition.

Author Articles

  • Curiouser and Curiouser
    Curiouser and Curiouser

    Sony Pictures Imageworks takes audiences down the rabbit hole for a trippy stereo 3D experience in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, thanks to cutting-edge digital techniques that meld manipulated photogr ...

    March 16, 2010

  • Olymipic AR
    Olymipic AR

    Augmented reality makes an appearance at the Winter Games.

    March 16, 2010

  • Myth Labs
    Myth Labs

    A number of visual effects companies, with Digital Domain and MPC at the lead, conjure up digital magic, including mythical creatures such as a multi-headed fire-breathing Hydra, a winged Fury, a towe ...

    February 18, 2010

  • Taking Flight
    Taking Flight

    On April 25, 2004, at 3:42 pm central daylight time, in the Bayou de View area of Arkansas’ Cache River National Wildlife Refuge, while riding in a canoe, researcher David Luneau videotaped a bird man ...

    January 19, 2010

  • The Tradition Lives On
    The Tradition Lives On

    When Walt Disney Animation Studios quit making 2D animated features in favor of films made with 3D computer graphics, it signaled, for many people, the death of that traditional medium. Ironically, di ...

    January 19, 2010

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