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steadily increasing availability of computational resources has had
a substantial impact on all types of human activity. While engineering
and science are obvious targets of application, major impacts have
also been felt in communication, business, and finance. The arts
and humanities have not been immune from the effects of computing.
The ease of editing documents in a computational environment has
taken some of the sting out of writing well. The ability to manage
large arrays of numbers is bringing the same facility to still and
video image recording and handling. This ready abililty to edit prose,
to make digital images, to control lighting systems, or to generate
different three-dimensional perspectives of a structure has impacted
writing, art, theater, and architecture. We are in the midst of a
revolution, and Cornell is moving at the head of it.