Vote for your favourite Information Pioneer
Information Pioneers is a campaign from British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT, that seeks to show how the contributions of five very different people helped to shape the information society that we live in today.
These five three minute films, created by an award-winning production team, demonstrate how information empowers people, and BCS hope they will encourage people to use IT as a tool to innovate, just like these Pioneers did. The five films will go live on the evening of 27 May on MSN according to GirlyGeekdom. Some photos of the film set are available.
Check out the nicely well designed online presence of the Information Pioneers campaign:
The intro video trailer on the home page of the website is very nice, some excerpts:
We live in an Information Society…
LET’S CELEBRATE, Those pioneers who got us here…
|Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer||Ortis Deley||Television presenter and actor who is currently one of the presenters of The Gadget Show.|
|Alan Turing, creator of artificial intelligence||Kate Russell (Picture in blog post)||Technology reporter currently appearing on the weekly Webscape segment of the BBC flagship technology show Click.|
|Hedy Lamarr, inventor of frequency hopping||Miranda Raison||Actress who has appeared in shows such as Spooks, Married, Single, Other and Dr. Who. She will be at the Globe this summer playing Queen Anne Boleyn in William Shakespeare’s Henry VIII.|
|Sir Clive Sinclair, provider of the first home computer||Phil Tufnell||Former English cricketer turned television personality. Following his retirement in 2002, he has appeared on a number of television shows, including I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, A Question of Sport and Strictly Come Dancing.|
|Sir Tim Berners-Lee, father of the WWW||Dom Joly||Television comedian and journalist known especially as the star of Trigger Happy TV, a hidden camera show that appeared in over seventy countries worldwide|
present their favourite information pioneer….
So, Given that I do Web, I would definitely vote for Sir Tim Berners-Lee!!! 🙂 Do not hesitate to do the same…
Currently, Holywood actress HedyLamarr is the top voted given Lamarr’s and Antheil’s frequency-hopping idea serves as a basis for modern spread-spectrum communication technology, such as COFDM used in Wi-Fi network connections and CDMA used in some cordless and wireless telephones.
Vote for your favourite! and watch the videos on Thursday 27 May 2010