Time Travel

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"Time Travel" - A talk given by Ted Leath at Derry BarCamp 2009

Physicists debate whether physical time travel is possible or practical. In the meantime, virtual time travel is possible, accessible and relatively inexpensive. This talk was meant to inspire people about the possibilities of time travel - now!

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Time Travel

  1. 1. Ted Leath BarCamp Derry October, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>First web server in UU </li></ul><ul><li>First browsers in UU </li></ul><ul><li>First Internet addresses in UU </li></ul><ul><li>First domain in UU </li></ul><ul><li>First CGI programming In UU </li></ul><ul><li>First audio and video streaming server in UU </li></ul><ul><li>First Virtual Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>And much, much more </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Twelve Monkeys </li></ul><ul><li>Groundhog Day </li></ul><ul><li>The Butterfly Effect </li></ul><ul><li>Donnie Darko </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency </li></ul><ul><li>Terminator </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhere in Time </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Stories with examples </li></ul><ul><li>Comments and interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Observations and Principles </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Magee Community Collection </li></ul><ul><li>3,800 photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Community Memory – Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>http://tedleath.com/documents/thesis.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.infm.ulst.ac.uk/mcc/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/jidi/images.html </li></ul>
  6. 11. <ul><li>Vanity check on Google </li></ul><ul><li>How does something “new” appear 8 - 10 years later? </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility and the “growing past” </li></ul>
  7. 14. Thomas Edison had long been credited with inventing sound reproduction. Newly revived is the work of &quot;Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, a Parisian typesetter and tinkerer. Scott's device had a barrel-shaped horn attached to a stylus, which etched sound waves onto sheets of paper blackened by smoke from an oil lamp. The recordings were not intended for listening; the idea of audio playback had not been conceived. Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory figured out how to decipher Scott's recorder using optical imaging. Scott's 1860 phonautogram was made 17 years before Edison received a patent for the phonograph.
  8. 15. <ul><li>KTBT recording from 1968 </li></ul><ul><li>Soda Fountain from 1950s </li></ul>
  9. 16. <ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>The growing past </li></ul><ul><li>Forensic discovery and augmentation </li></ul><ul><li>Backwards travel only </li></ul><ul><li>Artificial Intelligence essential </li></ul><ul><li>Overlap of collections gives deeper dimensionality </li></ul>

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