The Friday Event: Dr Paul Chapman

Event Type:

Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre, Rose Street, Glasgow


10 Apr 2015
11:00 - 12:30



Dr Paul Chapman
Digital Design Studio

The Friday Event: Dr Paul Chapman

Event info

From Pong to the Oculus Rift: A personal journey through the evolution of computer graphics and its application to arts and science

A talk from Dr Paul Chapman at Glasgow Film Theatre, Friday 10 April at 11am.

Dr Paul Chapman is Deputy Director of the Digital Design Studio (DDS) where he has worked since 2009. The DDS is a postgraduate research and commercial centre based in the Digital Media Quarter in Glasgow housing state of the art virtual reality, graphics and sound laboratories. Previously Paul was Director of the Hull Immersive Visualisation Centre and spent several years working as an offshore engineer in the oil, gas and diamond mining industries. Paul holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science, he is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. 

In this Friday Event lecture Paul describes the evolution of computer graphics from the early 80s to the cutting edge hardware and graphics of today. He demonstrates how hardware has changed significantly over the last 35 years and how computer graphics can now immerse us within thoroughly convincing digital worlds providing a plethora of applications to a multidisciplinary audience.

This talk is a fun (and tactile!) peak into the past, present and future of technology. It is a personal journey from Pong to the Oculus Rift.

The Friday Event is free and open to the public.