Computer Interface: A Video History

Friday, July 24th, 2009
8pm

A talk by Jamie Zigelbaum

The interface is the bridge and bottleneck between humans and computers. Over the past 50 years researchers have invented and imagined many and various interfaces to join synapse and transistor. In this talk Jamie will give a brief history of human-computer interaction research and we’ll watch videos of seminal interfaces from Sutherland’s Sketchpad in ‘63 up through the latest nerdtastic work at MIT and elsewhere.

Jamie Zigelbaum is a Ph.D. student in Prof. Hiroshi Ishii’s Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab. This talk is a version of a lecture that he’s given with Dr. Jean-Baptiste Labrune in Ishii’s Tangible Interfaces class and with Labrune and Seth Hunter in Prof. Pattie Maes’ and Ishii’s New Paradigms for Human-Computer Interaction class. Jamie is in LA for the summer working downtown at Oblong Industries.

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