The story of computer graphics is already a long one, while the story of the Web is only beginning. It seems interesting to collect and to present online on the Mediaport the most stimulating samples of numerical scientific simulation and
visualization. In those exemples from the best research laboratories, numbers, models and images are merging,
with sometimes quite remarquable formal or esthetic inventions.
This images anthology be an encouragement to memory and invention!
The French Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA) has created a
multimedia server centre on the Internet: Mediaport,
which will make available the photographs, radio recordings and films for the
most part taken from the French radio and television archives administrated by
With the support of the Ministry for Higher Education and Research, INA has
decided to create within Mediaport a special section for computer generated
images of a scientific nature. This section will be called CyberScience and it
will present significant samples of computer generated images which have been
created for scientific and technical purposes such as computer generated
simulation and animation used.
Mediaport's CyberScience service will thus make available to the users of the
Internet a vaste array of the scientific applications of computer graphics.
CyberScience's database will also be linked to other similar services on the
Initially Cyberscience will provide a chronological review of scientific films
and images; these excerpts will be selected from Imagina's Research
Simulation and Visualization categories of the Pixel Prize as well as from conference
videos taken from Imagina 1993-1994.
No animated sequence or still image, or more generally, no information
presented within the framework of the CyberScience service, may, in part or in
whole, be subject to any exploitation or usage whatsover, without the prior
agreement of the authors concerned.