May 4, 2007 lecture by Ron Baecker for the Stanford University Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (CS 547). Knowledge media were anticipated although not named as such in seminal papers by Vannevar Bush in 1945 and JCR Licklider in 1960. This talk reviews 40 years (1966-2006) of Ron's work in the design or knowledge media for multimedia communications, and previews 40 years (2001-2041) of work in the design of knowledge media that aid human cognition.
CS 547: Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (Seminar on People, Computers, and Design) is a Stanford University course that features weekly speakers on topics related to human-computer interaction design. The seminar is organized by the Stanford HCI Group, which works across disciplines to understand the intersection between humans and computers. This playlist consists of seminar speakers recorded during the 2006-2007 academic year.