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In 1981 Alan Kay asked me to join him at Atari to continue my work on the idea of an Intelligent Encyclopedia. In order to explain what we were doing to the executives at Warner which owned Atari, I developed these scenarios of how the (future) encyclopedia might be used and commissioned Glenn Keane, a well-known Disney animator to render them.

In 1981 Alan Kay asked me to join him at Atari to continue my work on the idea of an Intelligent Encyclopedia. In order to explain what we were doing to the executives at Warner which owned Atari, I developed these scenarios of how the (future) encyclopedia might be used and commissioned Glenn Keane, a well-known Disney animator to render them.

bar_games Atari.jpg Glen Keane renders the future of the "intelligent encyclopedia" 1981. In a bar, the two men at the right are watching football on the screen and running what-if simulations on the countertop Intelligent Encyclopedia which second guess the quarterback. The couple on the left is taking an on-the-spot course in wine connoisseurship.

bar_games Atari.jpg Glen Keane renders the future of the "intelligent encyclopedia" 1981. In a bar, the two men at the right are watching football on the screen and running what-if simulations on the countertop Intelligent Encyclopedia which second guess the quarterback. The couple on the left is taking an on-the-spot course in wine connoisseurship.

bar_games Atari.jpg Glen Keane renders the future of the "intelligent encyclopedia" 1981. In a bar, the two men at the right are watching football on the screen and running what-if simulations on the countertop Intelligent Encyclopedia which second guess the quarterback. The couple on the left is taking an on-the-spot course in wine connoisseurship.

bar_games Atari.jpg Glen Keane renders the future of the "intelligent encyclopedia" 1981. In a bar, the two men at the right are watching football on the screen and running what-if simulations on the countertop Intelligent Encyclopedia which second guess the quarterback. The couple on the left is taking an on-the-spot course in wine connoisseurship.

architect and teacher Atari.jpg Glen Keane renders the scenarios, future of the "intelligent encyclopedia" 1981. An architect in New York studies Japanese motif for a project he’s working on, while a teacher in Toyo talks with her class about western architectural styles.

architect and teacher Atari.jpg Glen Keane renders the scenarios, future of the "intelligent encyclopedia" 1981. An architect in New York studies Japanese motif for a project he’s working on, while a teacher in Toyo talks with her class about western architectural styles.

rock_and_roll_dad Atari.jpg Glen Keane renders the future of the "intelligent encyclopedia" 1981 which is Wikipedia today and we would all connect wireless through those devices.

rock_and_roll_dad Atari.jpg Glen Keane renders the future of the "intelligent encyclopedia" 1981 which is Wikipedia today and we would all connect wireless through those devices.

earthquake Atari.jpg Glen Keane renders the future of the "intelligent encyclopedia" 1981 which is Wikipedia today and we would all connect wireless through those devices.

earthquake Atari.jpg Glen Keane renders the future of the "intelligent encyclopedia" 1981 which is Wikipedia today and we would all connect wireless through those devices.

Really like the simplicity here, especially that sun/space body in the upper right--can't get any simpler than that. I keep looking at more and more sci-fi art, but, for me, sci-fi art still has gotten so overcompilcated and so realist that it's lost too much of the fantastical aspect that the (usually older) less realist or more cartoon-ish images tend to have. --Pia (#art #scifi #illustration #space #vintage #retro)

Really like the simplicity here, especially that sun/space body in the upper right--can't get any simpler than that. I keep looking at more and more sci-fi art, but, for me, sci-fi art still has gotten so overcompilcated and so realist that it's lost too much of the fantastical aspect that the (usually older) less realist or more cartoon-ish images tend to have. --Pia (#art #scifi #illustration #space #vintage #retro)

60's German Booklet illustrated by Hans Schmandt

60's German Booklet illustrated by Hans Schmandt

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Atari illustrations predicted Wikipedia in 1982

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