Videos > Intertwingled Conference
Dame Wendy Hall MBE
Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, a founding director of the Web Science Trust, a Commissioner for the Global Commission on Internet Governance and former president of the Association for Computing Machinery, Wendy Hall honors Ted by recounting how her career in hypertext, hypermedia and their implications for society has been and continues to be informed by Ted's vision.

Christine Borgman
Extremely rewarding viewing. Distinguished Professor in Information Studies at UCLA Chris Borgman details how her increasingly distinguished career grappling with the greatest policy issues of the networked scientific community - open access to data, persistence, discoverability, quality, trustworthiness and provenance - links to the ideas embodied by Project Xanadu and ZigZag and her year sharing an office with Ted at the Oxford Internet Institute.
Frode Hegland
Nelson family friend and the organizer of the Future of Text Conference, Frode Hegland ranges over Ted the man, links, limits, connections and history, in a presentation called “Limitless”.
Daniel Rosenberg
A historian from the University of Oregon and author of “Histories of the Future” relates why Ted’s notion of “systems humanism” is as important to the history of knowledge systems as it is to their future.
Jaron Lanier
The legendary “Father of Virtual Reality” and best-selling author Jaron Lanier says Ted was right from the beginning, in the early 1960s, about micropayment and connection to original sources (transclusion).
Noah Wardrip-Fruin
A professor of computational media expands on the three concepts from Ted’s 1970 book Computer Lib/Dream Machines that inspired his career:
“You can and must understand computers NOW.”
“Presentation by computer is a branch of show biz and writing, not psychology, engineering or pedagogy.”
“All simulation is political.”

Brewster Kahle
Ted Nelson is currently an Internet Archive Fellow. The founder of the Internet Archive recounts his personal experiences “Hanging Out with Ted.”
Ken Knowlton
Words from the computer graphics pioneer, artist, mosaicist and portraitist, who worked at Bell Labs.
Andrew Pam
One of the longest-standing members of Project Xanadu relates his project work with Ted and his independent work that Ted inspired.
Dick Heiser
In “An Advanced Book for Beginners,” retired teacher, peace activist, and one of the first owners of a personal computer store presents a personal account of the significance of Computer Lib/Dream Machines to the personal computing revolution.
Rob Akscyn
Rob gives us a deep dive into the uses of one of Ted’s key inventions, the transclusion, or the inclusion of content from a source document into another document, while retaining visible connections to the original content, in context.
Belinda Barnett
Dr Barnett, Senior Lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, explains why Ted Nelson’s vision is the most important in the history of computing.
Steve Wozniak
The Woz was a surprise speaker at the conference, standing in for Alan Kay. Woz, who refers to himself as a humanist, explains why the social, not the technical, revolution for which Computer Lib was the manifesto inspired his career.
Alan Kay and Bonnie MacBird
The great personal computing pioneer Alan Kay and his wife, screenwriter and producer Bonnie MacBird, sent this video as a love song to Ted, explaining how Ted was responsible both for the movie “Tron” and their 30-plus years of marriage.
Daniele Struppa, then Chancellor, now President of Chapman University, explains why his institution awarded Ted with an Honorary Doctorate. Doug Dechow reads the citation and Daniele confers the degree.
Theodor Holm Nelson
After two days of hearing from others (“Most people don't get to hear their obituaries...”), Ted tells the story from his own perspective. He ranges from his early media experiences sitting in the control room as his father directed live television, through college, acting, writing, composing and directing, to his best-known inventions and on to some of his lesser-known designs.