Graphic designer talks digital zombies, realism

An image of multiple pieces of cucumbers with cream cheese and bread on a plate was shown on a screen to about 20 students.

It looked like a picture of the actual snacks taken by a camera – until the students were told it was actually an example of a Computer Generated Imagery.

An artist talk, titled “Untotal Recall: On Digital Zombies, CGIs, Digital Food and the Idea of Realism” was held in Wightman Hall on Monday.

Negrelli is an art and design professor at CMU, and the author of an award-winning German book called “Kommando Otl Aicher” about the visual identity of the 1972 Olympic games.

“CGI is all design.

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