Slash
An Animated History of the Internet

We came across this eight minute animated documentary titled “The History of the Internet” by Mehil Bilgil that touches on the innovations...

Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs on January 13, 2009. @scottlachut


We came across this eight minute animated documentary titled “The History of the Internet” by Mehil Bilgil that touches on the innovations that have made our interconnected online lives possible.  The video uses voiceover accompanied by PICOL icons, a pictorial communication language created by Bilgil for his university thesis.  The project is in the early stages of developing a simplistic and universal sign system to enable easier electronic communication that is free from the constraints of written language.  While the current library of icons available for download is small, the open source system invites more designers to get involved.  We’ll be interested to see if it will grow into the more sophisticated sibling of the emoticon or remain a niche form of discourse for a select few.


History of the Internet from PICOL on Vimeo

TOPICS: Design & Architecture, Web & Technology
TAGS:
Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs

Recent Articles By Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs RSS

Scott Lachut is PSFK Labs' Director of Consulting, working with a team of global researchers to provide leading companies with insights on the trends and innovation that are shaping the marketplace from both a consumer and business standpoint. His previous jobs resemble multiple chapters from Studs Terkel's "Working." Away from the computer his interests skew towards cooking and lawn games.

more...

Thinking...