Introduction to Computer Science. Life and Career of Ivan Sutherland By: Alicia Kenny . COMP-1631. Growing up. Born in Hastings, Nebraska in 1938 Sutherland showed interest early on in engineering having been expose to his father’s career as a civil engineer
Life and Career
of Ivan Sutherland
By: Alicia Kenny
Ivan Sutherland began the basis of his career with an impressive educational background
The Sketchpad was a computer program that allowed for graphical images to be displayed on a screen using a lightpen
In 1968, Sutherland and one of his students, Bob Sproull, created what we call today an HDM or Head Mounted Display.
Interesting Fact: This machine got its name from
the Greek story of Democles who had a sword suspended
by a hair above his throne and at any moment the hair
could break, severing the King.
Most of the virtual systems made by Evans and Sutherland use lasers to project the images
1980-1991 Sutherland and his previous student Bob Sproull formed a company called Sutherland, Sproull and Associates