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Codex, Memex, Genex: The pursuit of transformational technologies

dc.contributor.authorShneiderman, Benen_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-31T22:49:28Z
dc.date.available2004-05-31T22:49:28Z
dc.date.created1997-12en_US
dc.date.issued1998-10-15en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/933
dc.description.abstractHandwritten codexes or printed books transformed society by allowing users to preserve and transmit information. Today, leather-bound volumes and illuminated manuscripts are giving way to animated image maps and hot links. Vannevar Bush's memex has inspired the World Wide Web, which provides users with vast information resources and convenient communications. In looking to the future, we might again transform society by building genexes -- generators of excellence. Such inspirational environments would empower personal and collaborative creativity by enabling users to: - collect information from an existing domain of knowledge, - create innovations using advanced tools, - consult with peers or mentors in the field, and then - disseminate the results widely. This paper describes how a framework for an integrated set of software tools might support this four-phase model of creativity in science, medicine, the arts, and beyond. Current initiatives are positive and encouraging, but they do not work in an integrated fashion, often miss vital components, and are frequently poorly designed. A well-conceived and clearly-stated framework could guide design efforts, coordinate planning, and speed development. (Also cross-referenced as UMIACS-TR-97-89)en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesUM Computer Science Department; CS-TR-3862en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUMIACS; UMIACS-TR-97-89en_US
dc.titleCodex, Memex, Genex: The pursuit of transformational technologiesen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtTech Reports in Computer Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUMIACS Technical Reportsen_US


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