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Jim Blinn
Jim Blinn, Graphics Fellow at Microsoft Research and recipient of the first SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award, surveyed the computer graphics scene from his unique perspective as a scientist, engineer, artist, and author. Over the past 25 years, his contributions and achievements have exponentially expanded the horizons of computer graphics.

The Complete Transcript of Jim Blinn's Keynote Address.

Immediately before the keynote, SIGGRAPH presented two awards:

Michael Cohen, Microsoft Research, received the 1998 Computer Graphics Achievement Award for his achievements in radiosity, constraint-based animation, shape design, image-based rendering, and realistic image synthesis.

Maxine Brown, University of Illinois at Chicago, received the first SIGGRAPH Outstanding Service Award for her many years of leadership on SIGGRAPH organization and conference committees, including chair of SIGGRAPH 92 (Chicago).

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