Founded by Bret Victor, Dynamicland is a non-profit long-term research group in the spirit of Doug Engelbart and Xerox PARC. They're inventing a new computational medium where people work together with real objects in the real world, not alone with virtual objects on screens. They’re building a community workspace in the heart of Oakland, CA–  the entire building is the computer.

Their mission is to incubate a humane dynamic medium whose full power is accessible to all people. Dynamicland is an authoring environment, and everyone is an author. People make what they need for themselves. They learn through immersion. The true power of the dynamic medium — programmability — is for everyone.

Driven by the need for a new medium to understand and address the world's critical problems, Bret co-founded the CDG research lab with computing pioneer Alan Kay, and finally discovered how to close the loop and bring dynamic media into the real world. After three years inventing and prototyping the foundations of Dynamicland, his team is now making it a reality.
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Dynamicland

Increasingly, working on a computer isolates us more than it connects us. We have lost what it means to work side-by-side with real people, to work with our hands, to learn from our surroundings. This led our team to found Dynamicland, a non-profit research lab and community space in Oakland, California.

Its mission is to invent a new form of computing in which people create computational media in the real world, with their hands and real physical materials; not behind screens or in virtual spaces. The prototype of this new computer is not a product, but a place—a community workspace where the people of Oakland will come to “live in the future” and shape the technology with us.

TUESDAY, JUNE 5th • 8:00PM • PANTAGES THEATER