Cartographies of Time: Graphic Information Tools Before Electronic Media
Daniel Rosenberg, University of Oregon
What does history look like? How do you draw time? Professor Daniel Rosenberg will explore the history of information graphics prior to 1900. He'll focus on the emergence of the timeline as a common graphic tool. Rosenberg examines the origins of measured, linear representations of history, their alternatives, and their implications for historical thinking, as well as the power of graphic devices in the representation of information more generally.
Tracking Eighteen Years of Innovation in the Valley: From Hard Science to Information Technology to User Experience Design and Back
Phillip Schroeder, Wolfgang Korosec, Henri Slettenhaar, Swiss Silicon Valley Association
Members of the Swiss Silicon Valley Association will discuss its history. The founder will talk about the roots and early years of the association, when he worked at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), followed by his relocation to Geneva, where he worked at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), known as the birthplace of the internet.
The current president of SVA will talk about its middle years, when he was an IT services manager at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), and the peak season of information and internet technology in the valley.
Finally, the current director of SVA will talk about the most recent years, bringing his personal interest in interaction design to bear, looking at the role of design in shaping the products and services developed in the valley and, increasingly, all over the world.