I sure hope you're finding the new site easy to navigate. While we're working on putting up new content -- as well as getting our bearings -- I thought I'd share with you an interesting article I found on io9 today: "The Forgotten History of CGI."
As it turns out, the origins of CG (computer graphics) have their roots in a classic Renaissance aim: that of mastering the perspectival eye:
The roots of CGI lie in the first mechanical aids to drawing and painting. The earliest of these were developed to help solve a problem every artist has found to be sticky: perspective.