Computers began to have a greater presence in architectural design in the mid-'80s. The technology really began to take off about 10 years later. Today, the graphics can be phenomenal. Technology has made it possible to render nearly picture-perfect views of proposed developments, but determining their accuracy is not so easy.
Isthmus staff writer Joe Tarr reported on the use of computer-based architectural renderings for proposed Madison developments in the February 28 issue, and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the February 27 edition of In Our Backyard.
Listen to the interview.