Interface: 13. Winking At My Computer All Day

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Colin Ray joins us to discuss the evolution and potential future of computer input methods, and strange twists and turns through the landscape of game controllers – most notably the Steam controller.

In the words of Andrew: ENGELBART IS LOVE, ENGELBART IS LIFE. ENGELBART IS GENIUS. ENGELBART IS REMEMBERED FOR AN INPUT DEVICE HE DIDN’T EVEN INVENT. COLIN MADE HIS OWN STREET FIGHTER CONTROLLER DECAL. HOVER GESTURES. TOUCH GESTURES. LINE WOBBLER. ENGELBART. ENGELBART. ENGELBART.

The Mother of all Demos (1968)
A brief history of video game controllers
Sketchpad (1963)
Bret Victor of Worrydream
The insane GameCube keyboard controller
The Xbox Chatpad (which is stupid)
Enhance! Let’s find some snakes.

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