RI Podcast 17 Part 1: Lee Felsenstein - Community Development, Social Media & Personal Computing


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Part one of this RI Podcast interview with Lee Felsenstein includes the years leading up to the development of personal computers; the Homebrew Computer Club; community learning and the origins of social media. Lee Felsenstein was made a Fellow of the Computer History Museum in 2016. He was moderator of the Homebrew Computer Club - the hobbyist group famous for helping bring about companies like Apple. Other credits include the Osborne 1 portable computer and being an integral part of making the personal computer what it is today. RIP website: www.remotely-interested.com RIP facebook: www.facebook.com/remotely.interested/ RIP twitter: twitter.com/ThatInterested Lee Felsenstein: http://www.computerhistory.org/fellowawards/hall/lee-felsenstein/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44hCMo1qSQs&t=26s Free Speech Movement Archive: http://www.fsm-a.org/ On Learning and Social Change: http://mrossman.org/olsc/olscindex.html Community Learning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_Memory Audio Clips The Free Speech Movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlYk-WoBEEg John F. Kennedy - June 11th, 1963 Civil Rights Address in which the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was proposed. The address was also given at a time when the Cold War was at its peak and fear of soviet propaganda linked to racial violence was being seriously considered by the United States of America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVdZBtlSirI Charlie Junkerman - April 17, 2014, Stanford University Discussing the Freedom Summer of 1964 in historical context at a 50th anniversary event held on the Stanford campus in California. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7zJU4TqSvs Edward Binns - Narrator of This is Marshall Mcluhan: The Medium is the Message Documentary - March 19 1967 In the context of our journey with Lee, the pre existing conditions or “medium” where information flow is percolating in politically fused post war societies are intermingling with the information and communication technologies that were evolving around him at great pace. This includes micro electronics in general, the micro chip and, of course, personal computing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1axnba_Ueg Doug Engelbart - The Mother of All Demos - December 9th, 1968 Where for the first time, the fundamental elements of what we now perceive as personal computing was demonstrated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJDv-zdhzMY Mark Stephens AKA Robert X. Cringley, April 14th 1996 From the PBS Oregon / Channel 4 documentary series Triumph of the Nerds, in which the chips inside the first personal computers used by the Homebrew Computer Club are put into context. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX5g0kidk3Y&t=1469s Steve Wozniak, November 28th 2016 Talking with the Presidents Institute about the development of the Apple 1 and sharing his system architecture with the Homebrew Computer Club. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7sktJOoyvs

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