Today in Tech History – the Mother of All Demos

December 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

article featured imageToday in Tech History – the Mother of All Demos DEI | Dec 9, 2015 | Christina Engelbart December 9th, 1968 at 3:00pm at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco, California, Doug Engelbart was slated to present his research. Instead of giving his talk, he and his team demonstrated their vision and progress to an astonished audience of a thousand computer professionals throughout the 90 minute session. Attendees got a taste of how knowledge workers of the future would work together in an online interactive collaborative hyperlinked information space. This was not just a demonstration of what could be, it was a demonstration of how the researchers in Doug’s lab were already working on a daily basis... [Continue Reading]

Esther Dyson’s ‘Way to Wellville’ Challenge a game changer

December 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

article featured imageEsther Dyson’s ‘Way to Wellville’ Challenge a game changer DEI | Dec 7, 2015 | Christina Engelbart Here’s an exciting fresh approach to transforming the health of our communities. “The Way to Wellville, a national challenge among five communities over five years to make significant, visible and lasting improvement in five measures of health and economic vitality. In the end, we’ll map new paths for entire communities to make changes that result in healthier people and places.” [Continue Reading]

Meet this year’s Engelbart Scholar Award recipients

November 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

article featured imageMeet this year’s Engelbart Scholar Award recipients DEI | Nov 25, 2015 | Christina Engelbart Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Engelbart Scholar Award recipients from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and their professor Dr. Gardner Campbell, Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success, Dean of University College, and Associate Professor of English at VCU. Dr. Campbell is the mastermind behind the Engelbart Scholar Program, as an extension of his innovative online course inspired in part by the pioneering vision of Doug Engelbart. [Continue Reading]

Engelbart Scholars tour with Doug Engelbart Institute

June 15, 2015 // 7 Comments

article featured imageEngelbart Scholars tour with Doug Engelbart Institute DEI | Jun 14, 2015 | Christina Engelbart I was honored and thrilled this last month to host some very special guests for a full week of site tours, meetings, and in-depth studies — a select group of Engelbart Scholars convening the week of March 9th at the Doug Engelbart Institute in Menlo Park, CA, for a “deep dive” into Doug Engelbart’s seminal work, including a tour of Doug Engelbart Archive collections at Stanford Libraries Special Collections, the Computer History Museum, and the Internet Archives. [Continue Reading]

Internet Society showcases Engelbart’s Legacy in Action

May 12, 2015 // 2 Comments

article featured imageInternet Society showcases Engelbart's Legacy in Action DEI | May 8, 2015 | Christina Engelbart One year after inducting Doug Engelbart to the Internet Hall of Fame, the Internet Society ran a profile piece showcasing his lasting legacy, in particular how one professor – Dr. Gardner Campbell, Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) – is putting his vision to practice. “Doug Engelbart’s greatest breakthrough may be to change how we think, how we learn and innovate, and how we collaborate.” [Continue Reading]

President Obama cites Engelbart’s Innovations

February 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

article featured imagePresident Obama cites Engelbart’s Innovations DEI | Feb 14, 2015 | Christina Engelbart In his speech Friday at the Cyber Summit at Stanford University, President Barak Obama named key pioneers behind the breakthrough innovations that catapulted us into the digital Information Age, leading with Hewlett and Packard, and Douglas Engelbart. Watch this segment of the speech, or enjoy the whole speech here. [Continue Reading]

Meet the ‘keyset’ – a mouse’s best friend

January 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

article featured imageMeet the ‘keyset’ – a mouse’s best friend DEI | Jan 23, 2015 | Christina Engelbart The mouse was not the only input device invented by Doug Engelbart. Meet the keyset, which Engelbart invented to input text and commands with his left hand while pointing on the screen with his right to increase speed and efficiency. Check out this feature article Of Mice And Men by 99%Invisible podcaster Luisa Beck. [Continue Reading]

Re: “What ever happened to Augmenting Human Intellect”

November 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

article featured imageRe: “What ever happened to Augmenting Human Intellect” DEI | Nov 30, 2013 | Christina Engelbart Here is a must-see webinar from O’Reilly Webcast: Whatever Happened to “Augmenting Human Intellect”? presented by Scott Murray, Nov 20th. “Exploring the fundamental role of data visualization in a palatable form to human perception” and relates it to Doug Engelbart’s seminal pursuit. [Continue Reading]

A day in the life of a personal archivist

March 16, 2011 // 1 Comment

article featured imageA day in the life of a personal archivist DEI | March 17, 2011 | Christina Engelbart “I wear many hats at the Doug Engelbart Institute, one of which is head archivist for the Doug Engelbart Archive Collection. In the spring of 2010 it came time to upload archive videos of Doug Engelbart’s demos, lectures, tributes, interviews, etc. dating 1968-2008. I worked with the good folks at the Internet Archive to upload and annotate over 100 newly digitized videos, into a newly appointed Personal Archive collection on the Internet Archive called the Doug Engelbart Video Archives. Here is my story of how this one project came to fruition. [Continue Reading]

Toward Boosting Our Collective IQ: A Knowledge-Centric Approach

March 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

article featured imageToward Boosting Our Collective IQ: A Knowledge-Centric Approach Published in customers.com | Mar 10, 2011 | Doug Engelbart and Christina Engelbart Announcing a new publication from the Seybold Group at customers.com, an adaptation of selected writings by Douglas C. Engelbart, edited by Christina Engelbart, with Preface and Conclusions by same. “In the early 1990s, Doug Engelbart, renowned innovator, described the basic components of a dynamic knowledge ecosystem, and the knowledge bases that are constantly evolving from within these ecosystems, as a wake-up call for IT professionals as well as business users. His call to action is even more viable and pressing today as the scope and method of interaction and collaboration become increasingly distributed, networked, cross-functional, cross-disciplinary, cross-organizational, cross-cultural, interdependent, complex, and urgent on a global scale -- just as he predicted. Here we present his view of what is needed as well as an update by his daughter and innovation partner, Christina, on how far we have come in achieving his vision.” [Continue Reading]