Keyword: History

Resources

Design for an Entrance to the Internet / Ted Hunt

„A workshop and ongoing research project which uses Sir John Soane’s unrealised architectural speculation ‚Design for an Entrance to London‘ (c 1805) as a means to reimagine how we directly access and perceive the internet as the modern equivalent to the living organism of a city. The workshop questions how we might do this in a way that more critically considers the role access to the internet plays in authoring our interpretation of reality, our shared values, our social potential and human evolution.“

http://designforanentrancetotheinternet.com

Hamlet / Doug 50

Group project to develop a new software system based on Doug Engelbart’s ideas for the 50th anniversary of the demo of 1968.

http://ualr.edu/jdberleant/URLtable-DB.html
http://dkr.space
http://doug-50.info
http://timebrowser.info

Iller / Benjamin Maus & Prokop Bartonicek

„It is an apparatus, that sorts pebbles from a specific river by their geologic age.“

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/
http://www.prokopbartonicek.com/

VisiCalc

Early spreadsheet software, to be considered the first „killer app“ for Personal Computing and the first application that convinced people to invest in whole systems (the Apple II). First software that went through a whole software career cycle, until its decline fueled by competitor „Lotus 1-2-3“. Also notable for its good documentation at that time.

http://www.bricklin.com/history/sai.htm

Ted Nelson / Concepts & Prototypes


1965, Side-by-side connected comparison of parallel documents


1972, Transpointing windows


1999, PYXI viewer by Ka-Ping Yee


2014, OpenXanadu by Ted Nelson and Nicholas Levin

Key concepts
Xanalogical structure
Parallel documents / Transpointing windows
Annotation
Deep links
Deep versioning and re-use (transclusion)
Xanalinks
Stretchtext
Intertwingledness

Links
http://ted.hyperland.net
http://xanadu.com/xUniverse-D6
http://xanadu.com.au/ted/XUsurvey/xuDation.html
http://xanadu.com/XUarchive/htn8.tif
JS implementation of Stretchtext
ZigZag database system

Bravo & Gypsy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bravo_(software)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypsy_(software)

Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization

http://datavis.ca/milestones/

Lost Formats / Experimental Jetset

http://www.experimentaljetset.nl/
http://lostformats.tumblr.com