[Fwd: Ted Nelson Visit to ICS on March 31]

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From: Joachim Feise (jfeise@ics.uci.edu)
Date: Tue Mar 14 2000 - 16:57:41 PST

Now this is cool.

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Subject: Ted Nelson Visit to ICS on March 31
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 16:48:54 -0800
From: "Michael J. Pazzani" <pazzani@ics.uci.edu>
To: faculty@ics.uci.edu, allgrads@ics.uci.edu

A more formal announcement will appear shortly, with a time, location, and
but I thought I'd let you know now that Ted Nelson is visiting ICS on March
He will give a talk in the AM and be available to chat in the afternoon.

A bio (from his web page) appears below.

Who I Am:
Designer, Generalist, Contrarian Theodor Holm Nelson, 1937-
Best known for: coining terms "hypertext" and "hypermedia," 1963 (first
published 1965), and as founder and pursuer of Project Xanaduฎ, which has
been widely misunuderstood.

ถ Current positions: Visiting Professor of Environmental Information, Keio
University SFC campus, Fujisawa, Japan • Visiting Professor of Multimedia,
University of Southampton, Southampton, England.
ถ Mentors (aside from my family): Leo Rosten • Michael Scriven • Thomas C.
Schelling • John Walker
ถ Degrees: B.A., Philosophy, Swarthmore. 1959 • M.A., Sociology, Harvard,
1963 (from the late lamented Dept. of Social Relations)
ถ Books: Life, Love, College, etc.• Media 72 • Computer Lib / Dream
Machines • The Home Computer Revolution • Literary Machines • Biostrategy
and Polymind • The Checkmate Proposal • The Future of Information

ถ Coined these words in some degrees of general use: "hypertext" and"
"hypermedia" (1965) • "zipper lists" (1965) • "softcopy" (ca. 1967) •
"cybercrud" (ca. 1967) • "compound document" (date unclear) • "image
synthesis" (1970); "electronic visualization" (1972 -- and thus the later
"computer visualization", "scientific visualization") • "dildonics" (1974) •
"virtuality" in its computer sense (1975) • "technoid" (1981) • "docuverse"
(1981) • "transclusion" (1987) • "micropayment" (1992)
ถ Awards etc: Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award,
1998, presented at WWW7, Brisbane, Australia • There is an eponymous "Nelson
award" given at the annual ACM hypertext conference for the best paper by a
newcomer (sponsored by Microcosm, Ltd.)

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