Company of Science and Art

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Company of Science and Art
IndustryComputer software
FateAcquired by Aldus
SuccessorsAldus Corporation
Adobe Inc.
Founded1990
FoundersGreg Deocampo
David Foster
David Herbstman
David Simons
Defunct1993
Headquarters,
Websitecosa.com

Company of Science and Art (CoSA) was a small software company headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island. It was founded in 1990 by Greg Deocampo (also a member of the video art collective Emergency Broadcast Network), David Foster, David Herbstman, and David Simons; it operated for slightly less than three years.[1]

However, during its brief existence, CoSA created the category-defining After Effects desktop animation and compositing program, releasing version 1.0 in 1992. In 1993, CoSA was acquired by Aldus[2]; Aldus was in turn acquired by Adobe in 1994.[3] The name is currently used by an unrelated visual effects company, CoSA VFX.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Throwback Thursday: CoSA After Effects #TBT (updated) - Toolfarm". Toolfarm. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  2. ^ "The story of After Effects – the compositing and animation software that has beaten the competition for 25 years". Digital Arts. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  3. ^ Simons, David (2013). "Adobe After Effects Turns 20". Computer Graphics World. 36 (3). Retrieved 2018-12-26.

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