1990

Freedom Trail (Freedom Trail)

The Freedom Trail is a red line drawn on the road in the center of Boston. Follow this line and walk around the main sights of the city. I also took a camera with one brochure (^ ^) The Freedom Trail Because I can know the history of America while sightseeing in Boston, it is the best way to know Boston (USA). Speaking of Boston's shopping, gourmet city center is the Faneuil Hall Marketplace with more than 250 years of history. Here, wagon selling and open-air stays line up with narrowing, there are also many tourists, the street performers are also the most lively place. Like I ate "Lobster" here? I remember having a sushi shop, but ... Faneuil Hall Marketplace The name of the area including the Quincy Market and the North South Market is of course included in the course of the freedom trail. Photograph collection of the city of Boston in 1990

By Nobuyuki
1990

The Ainu race of the Harvard University Museum

I found an exhibition about the Ainu people in the Harvard University Museum. It was an Ainu race costume, wood carving boat, tools used, daily necessities and so on. At the time of 1990, Japan did not recognize the Ainu as indigenous peoples, and in Japan, the Ainu culture was said to be "savage" "unexplored" and was treated inferiority or negative in many cases. Ainu (Wikipedia) It is unexpected to see the Ainu related exhibition in Harvard University in the United States, and at the same time, I learned unique designs and cultures that the Ainu race had and had a wonderful inquiry mind trying to absorb it as soon as possible I felt ambition. The current collection can be seen from the following site. Harvard University Ethnic Museum / Asia (Website) Early collections of Ainu robes, leggings, prayer sticks, baskets, etc. Although it is the word of MIT Media Lab, "Creativity is different from academic disciplines, backgrounds, cultures and events, It is amplified by being combined in a form that does not do. "It is wonderful. Exhibition of Harvard University Museum (Nobuyuki Kokai) Museum of Harvard Museum (Nobuyuki Kokai)

By Nobuyuki
1990

Exhibition of Harvard University Museum

At the time of 1990, it was never beautiful with dark lighting, an exhibit that was so academic? It was a clunky inside like it is said (^ ^) It is a picture inside the Harvard University Museum. Click on the thumbnail image to see it with a large image. I saw an exhibit of a mineral museum for the first time. There seems to be transparency and a deep sinking color which seems to be impossible to express in printing and media, the infinite color and mineral beauty that minerals possess remained particularly impressive. It seems that the inside and the exhibition are becoming beautiful now when looking at the net (^ ^) It is a museum exhibition photo album. Harvard University (Nobuyuki Kokai) Museum at Harvard University (Nobuyuki Kokai)

By Nobuyuki
1990

Harvard Museum

I entered this museum at Harvard University without knowing what existed. The Peabody Archeology and Folklore Museum (Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology) and the Natural History Museum (Harvard Museum of Natural History) are together, and the entrance fee is remembered as $ 6.50. Although it was daytime on weekdays, there are not many people. Exhibits such as animal skeleton, stuffing, specimens, costumes, utensils, excavated goods etc. were arranged narrowly. The Harvard Museum of Natural History Museum of Comparative Zoology The Harvard University Herbaria Mineralogical and Geological Museum Exhibits are classified as comparative zoology museum, plant specimen, mineral and geological museum. Viewing on the Internet, the inside of the hall and the exhibits are very beautiful (^ ^) Exhibition of Harvard University Museum (Nobuyuki Kokai)

By Nobuyuki
1990

Harvard University

I heard that there are interesting museums and museums in Harvard University. Cambridge, unlike Bill Street in the center of Boston, felt the atmosphere of a bright student city. Because it is a university that is always ranked first in the world university ranking, it is true that curiosity to see what kind of place is the real intention (lol) Anyone can enter freely by entering the campus entrance with only a small gate (^ ^) Harvard University Harvard There were historic buildings scattered inside the university. Even if I shoot anywhere, it seemed to be a picture. When I look at pictures of Google Maps, I am impressed (^ ^) Google Maps Harvard University In this photo there is no top of the tower of the Memorial Hall, but it may have been repaired at that time Hmm. (The top of the tower is in the Memorial Hall of Google Maps.)

By Nobuyuki
Boston

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

I thought that I had to go to the Boston Art Museum for two days by mistake (^ ^) On the first day, I was overwhelmed by the world's largest scale and various collections, the number of collections, from morning I was tired from walking around to evening (^ ^) When I saw a large number of works such as Japanese paintings, ukiyo-e, picture scrolls, swords, etc, so I came to know nothing about Japanese collections I was surprised that "Why?" The inside of the museum was not crowded, but a girl who seemed to be an elementary school student was sitting on the floor in the corridor and copying the painting hanging on the wall. This child is remembered as an impressive "nice landscape" while thinking that the picture is getting better. Is it permissible for children to sit directly on the floor at a museum in Japan? Who is the museum for? I felt that the sense of distance between art and children and citizens was different. Beautiful scene, future creativity is nurtured. (Nobuyuki Kokai) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston It seems that we are adding new galleries and buildings now. There are truly numerous "Museums" in the vicinity of Boston. Jealous! (^ ^) Google Maps Boston Museum It seems that new attempts and schemes are progressing as well. I will also want to go (^ ^) The Boston Museum The Boston Museum proposes to build a new museum and public market in downtownBoston.

By Nobuyuki
1990

From personal computer communication to the Internet

Personal computer communication The wall of the Office of Delphi office was lost in the communication tables, brochures, postcards, magazines and newspaper cutouts (^^) This intimate and cluttered landscape was used to communicate with people who are not just data It seems indispensable. What is Mr.Adams who was managing the net? November, 1990 Delphi, General Videotex Corp. 3 Blackstone Street, Cambridge, MA Google Maps Blackstone Street There was a computer system for personal computer communication under half of the building. It was a DEC VAX computer (about 10 units) that was all strong in the network. The ceiling was low, and the desk fan was turned in a narrow space. Unlike air-conditioned host computer room, I was worried that it would be okay (^ ^) Roughly handle cars and computers! Bold! (Laugh) Personal computer communication: Tag (Nobuyuki Kokai)

By Nobuyuki
1990

Personal computer communication service DELPHI

The streets of Brick built in Boston looked really fresh with a beautiful contrast that looked like an oil painting, a perfect match with the blue sky. First of all, you can see how utility crowns, electric wires are missing, harmony with trees, advertisement signboards, etc. are not noticeable, and even if they are walking, they care about the scenery of the cityscape. The signboard of the shop is also small (^ ^) I think the same now even after 20 years. It was in front of General · Videotex company which operated PC communication service DELPHI At that time, it was a member of 70 thousand people and was affiliated with ASCII NET in Japan. In addition to forums and e-mails, the gateway to the outside was substantial, services such as databases, airline tickets and car rental reservation systems ranged widely. I talked about Japanese radio station and international media mix of PC communication. Anyway, everyone was running with rust and scratches. The values ​​for car seemed to be different (^ ^)

By Nobuyuki
1990

Glory and Footprints of DEC

About one hour by car from the hotel in Boston, I arrived at the headquarters of brick-made DEC in Maynard (spinning factory). It was my first time that I got on a limo. DEC's VAX computer was indispensable for expert systems all over the world as well as the fifth generation computer of the time (Ministry of International Trade and Industry = national project launched in 1982 by the current Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), as well as the world. There were many Japanese business cards on the clock tower in the factory. I was surprised that 24 hours traffic was monitored at the network center here, using the communication satellite as one company, the world's largest network (DECnet). A scent of a strong perfume in the car is remembered in the memorial? In the dark. . . (Laugh) Although it was the heyday of DEC, thought that "I want to disseminate the network like an electrical outlet," promoted the standardization of the network and grasped the future reliably. DIGITAL Computing Timeline (MicroSoft (^^)) I heard somewhere that the name "WNT" became the name because "DMS's excellent OS" VMS "development team was in charge of developing MicroSoft's" WindowsNT " Website) V - W, M> N, S> T when arranging the alphabet in the sense of the next OS (WNT) of VMS. When you are watching a group of brick factories in Maynard, Massachusetts in the photos of Google Maps and Street View, I want to go again. It is a picture when I visited DEC head office. I received a guide and explanation from a beautiful woman who had studied at Waseda University. The inside of DEC's company is forbidden (^ ^)

By Nobuyuki
1990

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

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 (^ ^)

By Nobuyuki
1990

Frontline of digital (Hiroshi Ishii: Tangible)

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)

By Nobuyuki
1990

Connection machine

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.

By Nobuyuki
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