BEFLIX is the name of the first specialised computer animation language.
BEFLIX was invented by Kenneth C. Knowlton at Bell Telephone Laboratories, USA.
BEFLIX was invented in 1963.
BEFLIX is a corruption of "Bell Flicks".
BEFLIX produced images at a resolution of 252 x 184 in 8 shades of grey.
BEFLIX-generated films, created using an IBM 7094 computer and Stromberg-Carlson 4020 microfilm recorder, cost approximately $500 per minute of output.
Dr. Kenneth Knowlton's home page is Knowlton Mosaics, where you can see his mosaic works and learn a little about his working techniques (all custom self-written software) and also his thoughts on computer-assisted artworks (less computer, more human, as time goes on).
Above all, Knowlton is a pioneer of computer graphics and human-computer interaction.
Stills from Pixillation by Kenneth C. Knowlton and Lillian Schwartz. The programming language here was a development of BEFLIX.
Draw straight lines from dots
Solid fill area
Dissolve image transition
Text, image from The Computer in Art, by Jasia Reichardt.