Edgar has turned one and has started walking. It is magical being with him and seeing him discover the world, full of curiosity and wonder.
When Edgar returns to our bosom at the end of the day, from being held by the many Azeris he meets in Baku, he smells a little of each one of them, the fullness of his being, blossoming.
“Deeper Literacy through more Interactive Text”The power of the written word derived by it’s ’symbol’ nature will not be eclipsed by the more accessible voice interfaces or representational visual media; The five and a half odd thousand years of evolution of writing has produced a complex and rich symbol space which the power of interactive computers will enhance, not make obsolete and we have the potential to be on the cusp of an age of ever deeper literacy.
I will look at this from some perspectives of what interactive text can be, with brief examples of my own commercially available work and that which I am building for my computer science PhD at the University of Southampton. I will also introduce the effort we are making to honour Doug Engelbart on the 50th anniversary of his seminal demo, on the 9th of December this year. This is an effort which I invite you to join us in exploring.