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Cool Toys pics of the day: Engelbart Mural

Visual Insight: Engelbart Mural:

Program for the Future: Engelbart Mural:


The first time I encountered this mural was at The Tech Museum of

Innovation in Second Life. The mural is a large beautiful rendition of

a timeline of the history of modern technology set against the

conceptual background of Doug Engelbart's life. For those of you who

want to find it, it was on the second floor of the museum in a large

conference room, against a long inside wall.


The Tech Museum of Innovation:


From the Tech Museum website:

For more information about the birthday party, visit:

To learn about the museum's upcoming "Program for the Future Design

Challenge," inspired by Englebart's vision for "Collective

Intelligence," visit:


I loved it then, and was delighted to receive this link to it from a

local compadre earlier today. Evidently, it has been around for a bit,

as evidenced by this 2008 blogpost in Wired.


WIRED: Gadget Lab: Silicon Valley Conference Aims to Raise Planetary IQ:


The folks who made the mural have done a lot of other very interesting

conceptual visualizations as well.


Visual Insight: Portfolio (Other Murals):


What makes this all so timely is an announcement I just found in

Twitter that the very first Engelbart Prize has just been awarded by

the Program for the Future. I can't find any official press releases

to confirm, but I am sure those are forthcoming shortly. In the

meantime, take a look at this for an intro to the contestants for the

first Engelbart Prize.


The Tech Virtual: Program for the Future Challenge:


Amazing stuff, folks. If you aren't already a major fan of Doug

Engelbart, please read up on him just a little.

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Taken on March 3, 2010