Chto Delat? Debates on the Avant-Garde, 2007
Inside these orbs lives heat, life, and strife. The blackness, the depth, the lifelessness fed by fear hides the power behind it. The skin is faltered, years of lack of concern left it to its own development. The forehead large, looming, high ceiling between eyes and mind signifies the webs of thoughts, the swirls of images, the deciphering of sight, touch- lack there of, and taste. The large nose bridge encapsulates a blocking that diminishes the connection between scent, taste, and touch. I am made of inconsistent parts hoping to find balance and even acceptance of me to myself.
Even in turbulent winds the fire still pushes to come alive. It refuses to be smoldered when any amount of kindle remains in the ashes. How like passion in turbulent times. This gives me hope: a passionate future I am no longer scared to embrace even with the turbulence
Fathers of Technology and Innovation
- Clarence “Skip” Ellis was the first African-American to earn a PhD in Computer Science. He helped develop the concept of clicking icons which lead to the development of user friendly operating systems such as Windows or Mac.
- David Hedgley created a mathmatical algorithim that would tell computers which lines to display and which lines to make invisible, thus creating 3-D graphics.
- James E. West holds 47 U.S. and more than 200 foreign patents. He is best known for co-inventing the electroacoustic transducer, an electret microphone that revolutionized microphones and is used in 90% of microphones today (including in telephones, tape recorders, and other devices).
- Mark Dean developed a number of landmark technologies for IBM, including the color PC monitor and the first gigahertz chip. He holds three of the company’s original nine patents with more than 20 patents associated with his name. He also co-invented the Industry Standard Architecture system bus allowing for computer plug-ins such as disk drives, modems, and printers.
- Marc Hannah co-founded SGI (Silicon Graphics, Inc.) and was named its principal scientist for inventing computer graphic programs like Personal IRIS, Indigo, Indigo2, and Indy graphics, which were used to create effects for commercials, television shows, films (like Jurassic Park and Terminator 2). engineering, research, and for military applications. Hannah is also the chief technology officer for SongPro, a technology company specializing in making multimedia plug-ins used for listening to music on hand-held video game players and MP3 players.
- Gerald Lawson invented the modern game console, the first home video game system with interchangeable game cartridges.