The presentation above SxSW 2012: Augmented Reality = ARPA’s Original Vision of Web, was presented at SXSW, in Austin TX, on March 13, 2012 in the 900 seat lecture hall of Hilton 6FG. I was joined by Heidi Hysell. Two weeks prior we performed a dress rehearsal of this same lecture at Theodore von Kármán Auditorium at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. The dress rehearsal was valuable for both the stage time, and feedback from a room full of rocket scientists. JPL is home to both NASA’s rocket design center, and Mars rover programs. NASA kindly honored us with a private tour of the grounds, including some non-public areas, such as the Mars rover test lab.
Below is the lecture description from SXSW literature:
Using a variety of original source material, Chris Grayson will give an overview of the global network, as envisioned by thinkers at ARPA before the creation of the ARPAnet. Examples include J.C.R. Licklider’s “Man-Computer Symbiosis,” 1960; Douglas Engelbart’s “Augmenting Human Intellect,” 1962; and Ivan Sutherland’s “The Ultimate Display,” 1965. Some focus will also be given to the people and personalities involved. Heidi Hysell will provide the technical explanation for many milestones in the evolution of the Internet, making the case that the human interface to the network has historically been limited by the available technology, and with Augmented Reality, we are now entering an era that truly begins to deliver on the original vision.