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Humanities Magazine Features Brown's Revolutionary 1976 Use Of Hypertext In Education

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A recent article in Humanities discusses a discovery featured in CS Blog last week: a recently rediscovered short film from forty years ago ("Hypertext: an Educational Experiment in English and Computer Science at Brown University") that ...

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A Rediscovered Video Documents Brown University's Revolutionary 1976 Use Of Hypertext In Education

Already being described as "astounding" and "visionary" as it makes its way across the Internet, a short film from forty years ago ("Hypertext: an Educational Experiment in English and Computer Science at Brown University") has just surfaced after being lost for decades. It documents an extraordinary early use of computing to enhance the learning experience ...

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Trent Green Wins The Randy F. Pausch Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award

The presentation of the first Randy F. Pausch '82 Computer Science Undergraduate Summer Research Award, given this year to Trent Green, honors a remarkable computer scientist, recognizes strong achievement from a young student, and represents a milestone in the continued growth of the Brown CS undergraduate research program. Filled with teamwork, responsibility, intercontinental travel, and ...

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Communications Of The ACM Interviews

"It's been a fantastic journey," says Professor Andy van Dam of Brown University's Computer Science Department, "to see computer graphics evolve from an arcane technology accessible to a handful of specialists to completely integral to the world's daily consumption and production of information, communication, entertainment and, increasingly, education."

Andy sat down with ...

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When we're balancing a tablet on our stomach to read in bed instead of holding a smart phone in one hand while pushing a stroller, why shouldn't the user interface be context-specific and ability-specific?

Even a few years ago, asking this question would have been unthinkable or at least highly optimistic, but the ...

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Brown CS Officially Launches A $10M Fundraising Campaign For An Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Endowment

Brown University's Department of Computer Science has just announced the official launch of a fundraising campaign to build a $10,000,000 endowment for our Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) program. Using Kickstarter-like grassroots methods usually seen in the technology sector (donors are able to name UTAships and Head UTAships at the $50,000 and ...

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Touch Art Gallery (TAG) Expands Worldwide With A Nobel Museum/Nobel Media Collaboration

Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) today announces a major milestone for the Touch Art Gallery (TAG) project, one of the most visible recent successes of the department's undergraduate research program. Working under the direction of Professor Andy van Dam, a group of entirely undergraduate researchers in the Graphics Lab has ...

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Brown CS alumni continue to rank highly as industry pioneers. Click here for a list of related stories.

"Back then," Peter Norvig '78, now Director of Research at Google, says of his days at Brown, "nobody owned their own computer, so people would congregate where the computers were and hang out late at night. There ...

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Using hypertext for a poetry course in 1974? Only if you were at Brown University, and you would have had Andy van Dam to thank.

In a recent article on the digitization of punched cards used to track early National Endowment for the Humanities applications and grants, Time provides a photo of the card for ...

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Read More: Brown CS Community Members Continue To Win Noteworthy Grants And Awards

Brown CS community members continue to win noteworthy grants and awards. To read more, click on these links:

 

Tim Kraska Is The Winner Of The University-Wide Early Career Research Achievement Award

Maurice Herlihy Is The Winner Of The University-Wide Research Innovation Award

Philip Klein Wins NSF Grant For Optimization In Planar Graphs And Beyond

Sorin ...