Introduction: Mother of All Demos

Engelbart’s 1968 “Mother of all Demos” of an MVC system including real-time collaboration over a network (pre-dating the Internet) is just incredible, always an inspiring watch.

I’m excited to continue our discussions in the New Media Faculty Seminar: Awakening the Digital Imagination. The very beginning included the “call and response of fantasist and engineer, philosopher and inventor. Borges (◊01), the storyteller-librarian, and Bush (◊02), the soldier-scientist”.

Should be an interesting semester. The class is filled with faculty from all over campus, from early technology adopters and enthusiasts, to critics and luddites (-;

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