Meet Ivan Sutherland

Ivan Sutherland is regarded as the "Father of Computing Graphics". He has contributed a number of incredible advances in how we interact with computers. 

In 1988, Sutherland was awarded the Alan Turing Award (see our post on Alan Turing!) for his invention: Sketchpad.

Sketchpad was one of the first "touch screen" computers, made in 1963!!! Sutherland wrote the software to recognize input from a "pen" and detect wha the user was drawing and correct the drawing appropriately. 

You might have seen Google's AutoDraw program that just came out this year:

Sutherland's work can be seen in work all around us, tag us on social media with your favorite interactive computer!

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