Engelbart Legacy Foundation: Augmenting Collective IQ

The NNC Engelbart Legacy Project collaboration supports the development of artifacts, web-based communities, interactive events and exhibits, and publications that will help us visualize and re-imagine efforts made over the last 40 years to augment human intelligence through the co-evolution of human systems and technology, specifically as originally envisioned by pioneer Doug Engelbart.

SRI International is hosting a very special event to lauch the Engelbart Legacy Foundation on December 9, 2008 at Stanford’s Memorial Auditorium.

This project collaboration is the result of the vision and commitment of NextNow members including Bill Daul, Dave Davison, Eileen Clegg, Mei Lin Fung, Valerie Landau and Robert Stephenson. Please consider joining us and celebrating one of NextNowNetwork’s original members, Doug Engelbart.

At Logitech with NNN members (from left) Claudia L'Amoreaux, Claudia Welss, Doug Engelbart, Clark Quinn and Jay Cross. Photo by Bill Daul.

Engelbart and the Dawn of Interactive Computing:  SRI’s Revolutionary 1968 Demo–A 40th Anniversary Celebration

On December 9, 1968, Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart and the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) staged a 90-minute public multimedia demonstration at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco. It was the world debut of personal and interactive computing: for the first time, the public saw a computer mouse, hypertext linking, real-time text editing, multiple windows, cathode display tubes, and shared-screen teleconferencing.

Join us to hear original participants recount what led up to the 1968 demo, the drama of the demonstration itself, and its impact which no one could have imagined at the time. Learn about Doug Engelbart’s vision to use computing to augment society’s collective intellect and ability to solve the complex issues of our time.

Speakers include Bob Sproull (Sun Microsystems); Daniel Borel (Logitech, Inc.); Chuck House (Media X at Stanford University); Paul Saffo (technology forecaster); 1968 demo participants Bill English (formerly SRI), Jeff Rulifson (Sun Microsystems), Don Andrews (formerly SRI), and Bill Paxton (University of California, Santa Barbara); Andy van Dam (Brown University); Christina Engelbart (The Doug Engelbart Institute); and Alan Kay (Viewpoints Research Institute).

Tickets are available for purchase from the Stanford Ticket Office online at http://stanfordtickets.org/tickets/calendar/view.aspx?id=2324, by calling 650-725-2787, or at the Stanford Ticket Office at Tresidder Union.


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  2. This should be one of the most significant acknowledgments of Doug’s work. Come if you can to any of the events! -bill

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