It is a best seller / minicomputer (PDP - 8) that appeared in 1965, making DEC a top class company. DEC was born as a small module maker in one corner of a factory (spinning factory) group spreading to Maynard, Massachusetts, three people including Ken Olsen (Ken Olsen) in 1957. Mr. Olsen began working at a machine factory as a technician, repairing the radio, etc. It has become a reputation as an inventor in the neighborhood. In 1950, I have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree (1952) at MIT. The Maynard As a corporate headquarters of Web brick factories, DEC was gathering from all over the world to train the state-of-the-art VAX series, expert systems and knowledge engineers. At the time of the visit in 1990, it was DEC with the world's second largest sales, the world's best profit margin, 125,000 employees and 58,000 computer networks as a superb company. In the DEC headquarters, the president's office was in the side of the front entrance (small room at the time of establishment), and when visiting, the interpreter (all employees) also called the president familiarly the president Ken (Ken Olsen) ^) Since the factory buildings with different ground level and floor number are connected by a corridor, the first floor is brown, the second floor is red, the fifth floor is green, and the color code is all It was painted in the building. It was an idea that seemed like a hardware production company, a technician (^ ^)
The photo was an entrance to the media lab, an open and bright original color design was impressive. Ishii Hiroshi (February 1956 -) is computer researcher / engineer, specialty is information engineering. Born in Tokyo and raised in Sapporo. Graduated from Sapporo Minami Senior High School and Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering Department of Electronic Engineering with interest from computers when he was an engineer at a newspaper company. I have completed a Master's program in the Graduate School of Information Engineering at the university. Research on a tangible user interface (a user interface that tangibly digitalizes information and enables direct operation) was approved and in 2001 Tenure (lifetime occupational rights) was acquired. In 2006 he received the CHI Academy from ACM SIGCHI. Professor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Founder of tangible bit research, deputy director of MIT Media Lab. Tangible media group (MIT) Hiroshi Ishii Hiroshi Ishii (@ishii_mit) (Twitter) Hiroshi Ishii Profile (Google+) Asahi Shimbun Glove (GLOBE) In the eighth time of MediaWatch, Hiroshi Ishii's "Tangible Media Group It is introduced. Media Lab presents the future Fusion of different fields is "competitive" power (Asahi Shimbun Glove (MediaLatch)) Hiroshi Ishii: Professor Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor: Challenging the development of computers of the future with a new interface. There was a YouTube video (^ ^) It seems that the research building of a new media lab will be completed on 25th anniversary. Maki Fumihiko's architecture: MIT Media Lab new building (Nobuyuki Kokai)
The connection machine was invented at MIT, and from the research of the architecture which is an alternative to the von Neumann computer by Danny Hillis, in order to increase the speed of arithmetic processing, a massively parallel machine which connected 65,536 processors to a cube type I made it. It seems that program language "LISP" was implemented for AI (artificial intelligence) research. Marvin Minsky (Wikipedia) Marvin Minsky (Wikipedia) MIT The artificial intelligence laboratory Marvin Minsky (Marvin Minsky) is an advisor to the movie 2001 Travel of the Space (^ ^) My favorite movie, but it appeared The relationship between "HAL 9000" and IBM is famous. There is also a fun "WorkShop". Children are genius of creativity. By the PC programming language LOGO (logo), a toy produced with LEGO (LEGO) moves. Seymour Papert (Wikipedia) Seymour A Papert (Wikipedia) An IBM desktop PC based on FD makes us feel the era of 1990, as there is a future in innocent play which is not caught up by the adult's existing idea.
In the media lab, the latest workstation at that time was lined with the slurry, but the interior felt openness and a free atmosphere. Helping ideas and ideas (lol) Pteronodon-like dinosaurs are also suspended (^ ^) From the very beginning of MediaLab, it is predicted that the industries of publishing / printing, movies, television and computer will fuse in digital It was. It said that digital, interactive, and personal 'media with three principles' emerged. Explosive popularization of the Internet, mobile phones / iPhones, net game machines, etc. may have necessarily appeared. One newspaper was displayed on the prototype 2,000 x 2,000 pixel high resolution 32 inch display, but the fine character display was clear and the article was sufficiently readable. Also, articles are recorded from the net on the HDD as they are updated continuously, and when you click on the photos of the articles, the movies are played as they are, the characters are expanded freely, even with audio. At that time I was able to experience the "future electronic newspaper" in the near future sense. I think that it is technically established by the high speed of the large HDTV thin liquid crystal television and the touch panel, the net connection, the built-in CPU, now. It is now the era of news everywhere with tablet PC and smart phone devices, high speed wireless technology (^ ^) The Asahi Shimbun being displayed was a sponsor company of Media Lab.
The greatest purpose of overseas training was MIT Media Lab (Media Lab) founded in 1985. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) At the time, he was specialized in education and research of digital technology introduced in books and magazines in Japan, mainly used for expression and communication. Many research groups fused a wide range of fields from art to engineering, and were doing various interesting research such as toys, musical instruments, artificial intelligence, CG, movies, holography, broadcasting, newspapers and publishing. I am also studying "the media of the future". All research projects first created "visible demonstrations". The research style is unique, and the openness that disregarded traditional secretism could be said that the media lab itself was the media of the future. I have famous words. "Demo or death" means that research that can not be prototyped (published) as a demo is declared dead (canceled). It seems that a researcher of a closed manufacturer who came from Japan was confused. MIT Media Lab <Media / Lab Thought> Creativity is amplified by combining different disciplines, backgrounds, cultures and events in an unexpected way. Artistic ideas may break through engineering deadlocks and sometimes trigger the idea of a human being who is innocent in a boy.
This hotel room I stayed in Boston. To the Japanese, I was able to relax with the spacious size and the size of the room (^ ^) I will connect to the telephone modular jack from Toshiba laptop (DynaBook) that I brought earlier as soon as I got to the hotel. We set up a script to connect to the Nifty · PC communication service at that time via Terminal mode via Computer Serv and TYMNET (International Communication Service). We memorized that we entered commands while trial and error many times, such as outgoing line call from hotel's extension line, timing adjustment of gateway connection. Since I was contacting the JTB in Japan (although it was a fax printing service) and checking the appointment point of appointment, I was relieved honestly when I checked both connections. ... It was my first overseas communication, so I was excited, (laugh) Boston was just a Halloween period, and the hotel's cafe was like this. At that time, I felt that I was not familiar with Halloween, it was an interesting design / custom. I think that I had been out since I ate breakfast almost everyday. Most of the menu was coffee, muffin, egg · · · (^ ^)
I stayed here for 10 days. It was quiet and it was good that we could walk to the city center of Boston. This picture is 20 years ago, so I thought what is going on now ... There was! ! Chandler inn Hotel (Website) The appearance has changed little, surprised! Looking at the Website, facilities inside the hotel and the state of the room are the latest design (^ ^) Hotel room and Halloween (Nobuyuki Kokai) From the window where the streets of brick building of Chandler Street was impressive I think that the view of it has changed little. Boston's landscape protection policy (^ ^) Google Maps (Chandler Street)
I stayed in the USA for about a month since October 20, 1990. The theme of the training was to "experience transformation of the media" and to experience the "how does technology development affect the media industry?" Especially as a subject of evolution of network and computer, I visited media laboratory, DEC, network company, television station, COMDEX (exhibition) in Las Vegas. Finally (^ ^) I converted it from 35 mm negative film to CD-ROM data, so I would like to summarize it in a series of blogs. While I am watching photos, it is scenery and memory about 20 years ago, but it will revive clearly. At that time it was an era of personal computer communication, but now it is fun to see the change of the times when looking at the place on the net. Initially I stayed in Boston, Massachusetts for 12 days. I visited MIT Media Lab (Media Lab), DEC (Minicomputer Maker), Delphi (Personal Computer Communication Network). Massachusetts.gov Welcome to City of Boston Photo collection of Boston city in 1990
On midnight on July 18, 2007, I got a free headphones at Second Life's "FM Tokyo", and went to "Cecile" and got a free suit. In "Cecile", I went to the stage to become a model (I got Linden dollar), but I got tired and came back. The income earnings part is not easy either! * I am an Avatar in black suits in front (^ - ^).