A 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.
Toward Boosting Our Collective IQ: A Knowledge-Centric Approach
Published in customers.com | Mar 10, 2011 | Doug Engelbart and Christina Engelbart
“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]
Personal Digital Archiving Conference 2011 DEI | Mar 1, 2011 | Christina Engelbart Last week the Internet Archive hosted the second annual conference on Personal Digital Archiving. In my presentation, “Learnings from a Life’s Work: The Doug Engelbart Archives,” I touched on my father’s life’s work, experiences archiving that work, and how his driving vision underlying that work informs the future of tools and practices for capturing, integrating, developing, evolving and re-using our individual and collective repositories, in both our work lives and our personal lives. [Continue Reading]
40th Anniversary of the Patent on the Mouse DEI | November 17, 2010 | Christina Engelbart “Here’s something to tip your hat to – today marks the 40th anniversary of Doug Engelbart receiving the U.S. patent for the mouse on Nov 17, 1970.” Explore fun facts and stories, archive photos and video on the mouse invention at the Doug Engelbart Institute.
For Gardner's New Media Seminar DEI | Sep 23, 2010 | Christina Engelbart “Thanks again to Gardner Campbell and gang for including me in his groundbreaking seminar “Awakening the Digital Imagination: A Networked Faculty Seminar” for today’s discussion! The assignment for today was to read Doug Engelbart’s seminal report Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework in the New Media Reader textbook, which includes a fabulous 2-page intro to the article, and Janet Murray’s delightful preface Inventing the Medium” [Continue Reading]
Celebrating 65 Years of “As We May Think” DEI | Aug 1, 2010 | Christina Engelbart July 2010 marked the 65th anniversary of the seminal article “As We May Think” by Vannevar Bush — which article directly and indirectly influenced the great pioneers of the information age that followed — pioneers such as Doug Engelbart, Ted Nelson, and Tim Berners-Lee. A special symposium was held in 1995 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bush’s article, convening those pioneers, and lucky for us that event was videotaped, AND, wiith the help of the Internet Archive we have now uploaded a complete set of those videos. Enjoy!
Curt Carlson’s Opening Remarks DEI | Jun 9, 2010 | Christina Engelbart Curt Carlson's welcome address from the 40th anniversary celebration of Doug’s “Mother of All Demos” is a wonderful summary of Doug Engelbart's strategic vision and enduring legacy.
Dreams About How The World Could Be DEI | Feb 6, 2010 | Gardner Campbell Guest author Gardner Campbell commemorates the NMC Fellows Award presentation to Doug Engelbart in June 2009 with his uncanny sense of articulating poetic sincerity the very core of Doug’s vision and passion. “Always, the goal was to enable us to identify, harness, and raise our collective IQ. The idea was to augment human intellects one by one, but by means of a fine tracing of mental and spiritual connections from which would emerge a true “capability infrastructure” to prepare us for the dangers, questions, and opportunities we would encounter as civilization continues to develop.”
A Tribute on this Anniversary DEI | Dec 9, 2009 | Christina Engelbart “Today marks the 41st anniversary of what is now known as the Mother of All Demos. On December 9th, 1968 at 3:45pm PT, my father Doug Engelbart and his research team at Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) used the 90 minutes allotted for his speech at the Fall Joint Computer Conference to demonstrate their work live. This demo is now famous for dazzling the crowd with a whole new paradigm for computing, sparking the personal and interactive computing revolutions, the information age, etc.”
Greetings! DEI | Dec 8, 2009 | Christina Engelbart Welcome aboard! Our first post in Collective IQ Review - a Doug Engelbart Institute blog by Director Christina Engelbart and invited guests on all things Doug Engelbart and the Institute.
By Marion Softky for The Almanac [source] Publication Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2001 Douglas Engelbart is used to swimming upstream; he’s been doing it for 50 [Continue Reading]