Company of Science and Art

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Company of Science and Art
IndustryComputer software
FateAcquired by Aldus
SuccessorsAldus Corporation
Adobe Inc.
FoundersGreg Deocampo
David Foster
David Herbstman
David Simons

Company of Science and Art (CoSA) was a small software company headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, founded in 1990 by Greg Deocampo (also a member of the video art collective Emergency Broadcast Network), David Foster, David Herbstman, and David Simons.

Best known for creating the category-defining After Effects desktop animation and compositing program, CoSA was acquired by Aldus soon after the release of After Effects in 1993; Aldus was in turn acquired by Adobe in 1994.[1] The name is currently used by an unrelated visual effects company CoSA VFX.


  1. ^ Simons, David (2013). "Adobe After Effects Turns 20". Computer Graphics World. 36 (3). Retrieved 2018-12-26.