Bill Buxton Photos

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Microsoft Research
2007.
Photo Credit:  Kate Hutchinson, Montreal

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  Photo Credit:  Kate Hutchinson, Montreal

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Photo Credit:  Kate Hutchinson, Montreal

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Toronto, 2000 Photo Credit: Stephen Uhraney of Lemon Sky Images, Toronto
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Scope 1 Conference, Vienna, September 1999. New Zealand, 1996
  Photo Credit Steve Payne Photo: Hugh Li
Photo Credit:  David Baar.  Climbing in Strathcona Park, Vancouver Island, July 2002.   Photo Credit:  David Baar
Climbing in Strathcona Park, Vancouver Island, July 2002.
With Grafitti at Tillium Jumper show, Owen Sound, Ontario, summer of 2002.  He was grand champion. Collaborative design at a distance on the Active Desk.  Shared view of work appears on electronic drafting table. The remote person appears on  Hydra, the small videoconference unit at top of table. (Ontario Telepresence Project, Univ. of Toronto, 1991-1994)
In Canadian Rockies near Canmore Alberta, May, 2007. 

Photo Credit:  Pat Morrow
  In Canadian Rockies near Canmore Alberta, May, 2007. 

Photo Credit:  Pat Morrow

Note the 2-handed input.  My left hand is on a chord keyboard for specifying note duration, and my right hand is using two large "thumb wheels" to specify where the note is entered in the graphical score.  This was the first  computer that I ever saw, much less used.  Now you know where my conviction about 2-handed input came from. 
Bill Buxton working on the digital music system at the National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, circa 1970.  Bill Buxton in the Electronic Music Studio at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, circa 1972.  In the foreground, is the corner of a Synthi-A.  My left hand is on the keyboard of a Sackbutt prototype, built by Hugh Lecaine.  My right hand is operating an ARP-2500 synthesizer.
This is another view of the the digital music system at the National Research Council of Canada,  Note the graphical music notation viewable on the screen, as well as the piano-type keyboard for entering notes.  Bill Buxton with the SSSP digital sound synthesizer at the University of Toronto, circa 1980.

photo by Ilene Solomon
Massive Change: The Future of Global Design is an exhibit curated by Bruce Mau, and realized by the student studio residents of the Institute Without Boundaries, in cooperation with the Vancouver Art Gallery. The exhibition was based around different "economies" through which design could be channeled to determine the way in which we live.  The essential question was, "Now that we can design anything, what are we going to do?"  For more information on the Massive Change project click here, and on the exhibition click here.

photo by Ilene Solomon

photo by Greg Van Alstyne
One of the economies was the "Information Economy" and the question addressed here is "How can we address our relationship to the information and telecommunications technologies to better reflect our values?", which of course, prompts the question, "What are our values?" This room, designed by Ilene Solmon and the students of the Institute without Boundaries, features an annotated "map" of the history and geneology of my personal collection of interaction devices.  The first photo shows the entrance and accompanying text, the second a wide view of part of the room, and the last two close-up details..

photo by Greg Van Alstyne
Speaking w ith my friends Bruce Mau and Harry Kroto. Massive Thinkers Forum, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, May 13, 2005. Copyright Art Gallery of Ontario 2005. Photographer: Christina Gapic Banff Centre, June 2004
With Saul Greenberg, Cory & Edith Pass, Spring 2004 With Saul Greenberg, Balfour High Col, Spring 2003
A Beautiful Day in Squamish.
Coming from Ontario limestone, it is wonderful to have a chance to get onto some granite. The photo was taken by my friend and climbing buddy, Dave Baar.
The ultimate flip-phone.  Voice over IP gone wild.