INFOGRAPHICS – INFOGRAPHIQUE – INFOGRAFIK - Time-line 1981-1988
…. in the field of application engeneering, consulting, computer graphics, mangement consulting and market research,… internationally
See also the work on Blackbox-Whitebox-Greybox-Colourbox below
I feel a “time-line” might be helpful: (see also notes and concerns below)
1980 – late 80ies
San Diego, Architecture, Engieneering, Construction & Facilities Management
Newsletter (AEC & FM) covering the new, evoling applications like: GIS,
CAD, CAM, CIM, DDP, GIS, …. See Alpha
and a cover, more to be added a.s.a.p. The Newsletter Series founding editor Ed Forrest, later in
Automated Production Drafting and Design: Autotrol Technologies founded 1964, 5 years before Intergraph (1969) was the leading CADD vendor in the 70ies/early 80ies.
DRUPA 1981, Text and Graphics Merge, Auto-trol, Apollo Domain, IBM and Volt Phototypesetting… Using an Apollo – Domain Microsystem – years before SUN Microsystems was an asset for numbercrunching & visualization.
Out of the DRUPA presenation not only a co-operation with Arthur D’Little, Advanced Systems, IBM, Autotrol, .. VAI Video Aided Instructions Tutorials for TELEMATICS, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) “evolved” – and as this was on the “LEADING EDGE” of advanced technologies and applications, this article in 1983 was a “highlight”: especially as we know had the computing power and visualistion capabiulities to tackle cross-scale and cross-issues subjects:
Techno-tip, Journal, Vogel Verlag Würzburg
APOLLO DOMAIN token-ring network micro for number-crunching
CAE Magazin, 0-Number, Vogel Verlag Würzburg, - Computer Aided Everything/k
WORLD COMPUTER GRAPHICS ASSOCIATION WCGA - CAMP 1985, Berlin (WorldCat.org) - Computer Graphics Anwendungen fuer Management und Produktivität
Computer Graphics for the Processing, Analysis and Output of Corporate and Market Data
Heiner Benking / Hinrich Steffen, pdv Management Consulting
one of the outcomes of the discussion on infographie and logiciel was the follow-up of the discussions on INFOGRAPHICS here:
C.F.A.O and Inforgraphie / CAD/CAM and Infographics
Stanek / Benking first Seminar: benking.de/infographics/MICAD_PARIS-1987.pdf
1987 s.a.: Infographie (French) Verfasser/in:
Lausanne : Presses polytechniques romandes
INFOGRAFIK 1 – PRODUCTION FACTOR INFORMATION - Produktionsfaktor Information
INFOGRAFIK 3 – PRESENTATION AND TECHNOLOGY - Präsentation und Technik
IBM Hochschulkongress – Education & Reseach. Partner UNIRAS
FINANCIAL TIMES: DIRECT LINE TO HIDDEN PLACES
INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE: Innovative Imaging: An Extra Dimenision
IBM PIXEL REVOLUTION
by Prof. Hartwig, IBM
German Society for Informatics (GI), Informatik
Fachberichte, Informatik Anwendungen im Umweltbereich
2. Symposium, Karlsruhe 1987
Possibilities and Limitations of Data-visualisation with Computer Graphics in the Environmental Sector
Möglichkeiten und Grenzen ... (Heiner Benking) html - PDF Academia
In the 3rd section focussing on the broad spectrum of visalisation, ethics, cognition, information depth and scales, design, modelling, presentation and representation,…. Also citing from Chinese: 10.000 words - 1 picture, 10.000 miles – 10.000 books.
3. Technische Funktionen und menschliche Fähigkeiten, 3.1 Basistechnologien, 3.2 Linien oder Flächengrafik?, 3.3 Farbgrafik und Farbphänomene, 3.4 Der Mensch als lnformationsverarbeiter, Chinese-Englsih-German: Wan yen I hua, 10.000 words - 1 picture, 10.000 Worte - 1 Bild - Wan Ii wan shu …. („many“ as 1000 or 10 000 in different cultures) see also WIKIPEDIA
3.5 Visuelle Demagogie – Präsentions Ethik - Kodexentwurf von 1964 …
1981 - 88
e.g. SCIENTIFIC GRAPHICS and various IBM, CRAY, DEC; PRIME, …. Science, Education, User, …. Conferences worldwide.
Postscript August 2012:
I was recently quite disturbed. Some young activist at a very reknown foundation presented what they considered to be: INFOGRAFIK or INFOGRAPHICS. I spoke later from the floor… Some might not have gotten the essence of the typical invited contributions by the audience, having to cover in my case in 2 minutes of what I referred to of maybe 25+ years “inforgraphics” and summing up what presdenters where not getting at in hours….
I checked WIKIPEDIA in English and German and was lost. Did the lineage in WIKIPEDIA really presented what was going on in the 7oies and 80ies !?
really present what was intended and meant by INFOGRAPHICs ?
It somehow ends with an enlighted statistician,
sculputer, visualizer, who worked on quantitative data in 1983 Edward R. Tufte (1983).
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.
Let us remember for a moment that Kim H. Veltman wrote the introduction to
ENVISIONING GRAPHICS of Tufte ! Kim at that time with the
McLuhan in the Coachhouse in
And see also Michael GIESECKE etc…. MYTHS & VISIONEN BOOK CULTURE and INFORMATION SOCIETY … http://mythen-der-buchkultur.de/Quellen.htm
As you can see, I got tired of all these word-walls, so working on “INFOGRAPHICS – INFOGRAPHIQUE – INFOGRAFIK” ends up in different silos, with intrnasparent mindsets and contextrs, all these searchers and scholars follow their “clan” or “disciplined isolation!” between the sectors, turfs, and fields, jargons, or “disciplines”…. So after a second which changed my life on August 28, 1987, I left the subject area of “Infographique” even when revisiting info-management in UN Harmonization projects…. to look into the scales, subjects, scales, languages,… involved. Maybe check “clanthink and groupthink” check: http://quergeist.net/Warfield/THINKS.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spreadthink http://bulldozer00.com/2009/07/14/clanthink-groupthink-spreadthink/ and “Ignorance or Compassion?”