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Conversations with the engineers, inventors, and designers who shaped computing as we know it. For more information, visit: https://www.notion.so/blog/topic/pioneers

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Conversations with the engineers, inventors, and designers who shaped computing as we know it. For more information, visit: https://www.notion.so/blog/topic/pioneers

    Interview with Howard Rheingold

    Interview with Howard Rheingold

    Howard Rheingold is a writer known for his specialty covering the development of virtual communities. He was one of the first authors, critics, and teachers to treat the internet as a social and cultural environment and pioneered new ways of talking about social media in his book The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier. He went on to write numerous books about the power of the human mind and social media that pulled from his experiences being involved in one of the first virtual communities called the WELL, being the executive editor of Wired Magazine’s HotWired, and founding Electric Minds, another prominent early virtual community. He's also known for his spectacular painted shoes.

    • 58 min
    Interview with Alan Kay

    Interview with Alan Kay

    Alan Kay is a prolific computer scientist known by many as the “father of personal computers." He's best known for his work on object-oriented programming languages, windowing graphical user interface design (also known as GUIs) and for leading the team that developed Smalltalk.

    • 50 min
    Interview with Jonathan Blow

    Interview with Jonathan Blow

    Jonathan Blow is an independent video game designer and programmer. He created Braid (2008) and The Witness (2016) — two puzzle games that, when released, received widespread acclaim. Jonathan also created a new programming language called Jai, intended specifically for game development.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Interview with May-Li Khoe

    Interview with May-Li Khoe

    May-Li Khoe is a designer, dancer, engineer, and DJ — an interdisciplinary artist-designer who’s spent her career at Apple, Khan Academy, and more. She invents new ways for to humans to interact with machines by blending prototyping with cultural practices, bright colors, and glitter.

    • 53 min
    A Roundtable on Richard Hamming

    A Roundtable on Richard Hamming

    A mathematician by training, Richard Hamming contributed significantly to the computer science and telecommunications industries. Of his work in information theory, digital filters and numerical methods, the most widely known is the Hamming codes — a family of formulas that allowed computers to detect and correct their own errors. This work would go on to be foundational for computers and communications, being used in modems, embedded processors, satellites, and more.  

    For more episodes of Pioneers, including photos and transcripts, please visit: https://www.notion.so/blog/topic/pioneers​ 

    Produced by Notion: http://www.twitter.com/NotionHQ​

    Hosted by Devon Zuegel: https://twitter.com/DevonZuegel​

    Audio by This Land Films: https://etfilmhome.com/

    • 51 min
    Interview with Pamela Hardt-English

    Interview with Pamela Hardt-English

    Pamela Hardt-English was the driving force behind Resource One — the first computerized bulletin board system that linked centers of counterculture across the Bay Area in the 1970s. She strived to provide people who didn’t consider themselves computer users (like social workers and hippies) with a resource network for anything they needed. Pam’s work was part of the earliest vanguard of personal computing, which anticipated the rise of the Internet decades later.

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    You can find the full video interview, photos, transcripts, and more info about Pioneers here: notion.so/blog/topic/pioneers

    Pamela: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Hardt-English
    Notion: twitter.com/NotionHQ
    Devon: twitter.com/DevonZuegel

    • 30 min

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