Wednesday 26 June 2019

graphical user interface

Debuting with the Mother of All Demos as did most things that inform the way we interact and communicate today, we enjoyed watching this well-researched look into development of the mouse cursor, via the Awesomer, presented by sound engineer and recording artist Michiel de Boer.
Displayed generally as a jagged angle since that made for better visibility on lower-resolution screens, we’ve become pretty blind to the ubiquitous pointer and how it transforms when dragged across one’s desktop from arrow, to hand to I-beam to hour-glass (more on skeuomorphs here) so it was nice to indulge this bit of computing history and to imagine what might come next.