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Featured Videos from the Engelbart Collection 0

Following are selected videos from the archive collection. See also our NEW! YouTube Channel, plus our comprehensive Doug Engelbart Video Archives collection at the Internet Archive, or our Top Picks from that archive. See also special subcollections Engelbart Academy, Historic Events, and MIT/Brown Vannevar Bush Symposium.

Demos 1

The Mother of All Demos (1968) - historic 100-minute live demonstration by Engelbart and his lab covering all aspects of their innovative breakthroughs in interactive computing, including the world debut of the mouse, hypermedia, groupware, computer supported software engineering, and more. Visit the MouseSite online at Stanford University, and Doug's 1968 Demo page at the Doug Engelbart Institute, both rich with additional resources re: the event, the seminal visionary work leading up to it, and subsequent retrospectives from Engelbart and his original team.
Augmentation Systems and Information Science (1969) - One year after the 1968 demo, Doug and his team gave a repeat performance at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS), San Francisco, CA. Visit our Doug's 1969 Demo Sequel page at the Doug Engelbart Institute for story, archive video, memorabilia, fun facts, and more.
More demos in our Demo Library.

Tributes 2

Screenshot Anniversary Events Celebrating his 1968 Demo
Speakers and panelists reflect upon Doug Engelbart's seminal work.
1998 | 30th Anniv. | Engelbart's Unfinished Revolution
2008 | 40th Anniv. | Engelbart and the Dawn of Interactive Computing
2018 | 50th Anniv. | The Demo @50
Screenshot Ted Nelson's Eulogy (2013) - Ted Nelson's emotional and moving eulogy for his friend Douglas Engelbart. Presented at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, on December 9, 2013, event celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Demo titled Honoring Engelbart - Technology Legend.
Screenshot MIT/Brown Tribute to Vannevar Bush (1995) - This two day Vannevar Bush Symposium marked the 50th anniversary of Vannevar Bush's seminal 1945 article "As We May Think", which proved an inspiration to the great pioneers of the information age. While honoring Bush, this event also serves as a tribute to those selected to present. Watch Doug and other luminaries reflecting on the impact of Bush's call to action.
More tribute videos in our Tributes & Tribute Events section of our YouTube channel.

Documentaries 3

Screenshot A New Paradigm for Humanity's IQ (2013) - A mini documentary (6 min) summarizing Doug's career, seminal achievements, and 'unfinished revolution.' Produced by the Computer History Museum and Logitech, Inc. to debut at the December 9, 2013 memorial event Honoring Engelbart - Technology Legend.
Screenshot Doug Engelbart's Call to Action (2009,2013) - A mini documentary (9 min) by the New Media Consortium, based on their 2002 interview with Doug, produced as a tribute video for his 2009 NMC Fellows Award presentation, and updated with more photos from our digital archive in 2013.
Screenshot Visionary Leaders of the Information Age - Doug Engelbart (1995) - Futurist Marc Doyle interviews Doug Engelbart for this mini documentary (20 min), an episode of Visionary Leaders. Produced by the Jones Computer Network, Mind Extension University Education Network, March 1995.
Screenshot The Augmentation of Douglas Engelbart (2018) - This award-winning film by the Silveira Brothers (1hr 4 min) features Engelbart's vision to augment the collective IQ of humans using the computer as a vehicle for exploration. "For Doug it was all about augmenting humankind's collective IQ, his ideas were ahead of his time, his thinking was ahead of his time. Before Gates, before Jobs and before the personal computer revolution there was Douglas Engelbart." Also featured on Amazon Prime and Kanopy.
See: Trailer #1 | Trailer #2 | Full Documentary | Home

Talks and Workshops 4

Screenshot Engelbart's Colloquium at Stanford (2000) - An In-Depth Look at "The Unfinished Revolution", a 10-session seminar for industry leaders presented at Stanford University; see the comprehensive event website for program summary, guest speakers, slides, lecture transcripts, and more. Refer to the Program to watch the video recorded sessions filmed by the Stanford University Center for Professional Development.
Screenshot AtGoogle Talks: Douglas Engelbart (2007) - Doug Engelbart at Google Headquarters. August 28, 2007. Lively, informal question and answer format covering Doug's strategic vision for the future, including the future of information technology, innovation, continuous improvement, and leveraging our Collective IQ to solve important problems. Shown left with Jeff Rulifson. Host MC: Peter Norvig, director of research at Google
Screenshot Engelbart Academy (1992-2004) - a special selection of management presentations by Doug Engelbart unfolding his vision, concepts, framework and call to action to a variety of audiences. Each video is chapterized to aid in skimming, studying, and bookmarking the material.
Screenshot Bootstrap Seminar Intensive (1992) - Throughout the 1990s, Doug and Christina produced a series of three-day, one-day, and half-day management seminars at Stanford University. This three-day intensive, was presented March 24-26, 1992. See our event website for details, and our event program to watch all 12 sessions and view the slides and handouts.
Screenshot The Augmented Knowledge Workshop (1986) - Doug's presentation at the History of the Personal Workstation Conference in Palo Alto, CA, January1986, detailing the evolutionary development of his seminal work leading up to his 1968 demo and beyond, showing historic photos plus selected footage from the demo.
More management seminars and workshops at the Engelbart Academy.

Interviews 5

Screenshot Doug Engelbart Oral History (2002) - John Markoff interviews Doug Engelbart for the Computer History Museum Oral Histories Project.
Screenshot A White Rabbit Interview (1999) - Doug Engelbart and Bill English discuss their historic work, from initial funding to invention of the Mouse during their screen-selection experiments, and the Mother of All Demos. Interviewers: Bill Duvall and John Markoff.
Screenshot PBS NerdTV #11 Doug Engelbart - Inventor of the Computer Mouse - December 2005 episode devoted to an interview with Doug and columnist I, Cringely. See also the archived show posting and Transcript for this episode, as well as the NerdTV Wiki post.
Screenshot Together We Can Get There! (1991) - Patricia Seybold interviews Doug Engelbart on high-performance organizations and what it will take to achieve them. 90 Minutes. See program notes for details and links to more resources.

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