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Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)
- Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT)
17 x 21 centimeters. Pencil on paper, Photoshop.
- Periodic collaboration with the foundation’s news agency. Milestones of the history of science and technology published weekly through the agency’s website. The whole project is online at www.agenciasinc.es
- December 16, 1832. Gustave Eiffel is born in Dijon, France.
- November 26, 1922. Howard Carter and his team open Tutankhamen’s tomb.
- October 4, 1957. The USSR puts in orbit Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite.
- December 23, 1947. John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, with support from colleague William Shockley, demonstrate the transistor at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. For a lot of people, 20th century’s most important human invention, as the little thing our modern hypertechnological world runs on.
- September 19, 1982. Scott Fahlman, a Carnegie Mellon University professor, types the first internet emoticon in a department bulletin board suggesting its use “for joke makers”. Offline emoticons date as back as to 1881, dang!
- October 19, Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
- November 12, 1912. Captain Scott’s Antarctica expedition is found dead. The race against Amundsen is tragically over.
- October 30, 1938. Orson Welles dramatizes H.G. Wells’ science fiction novel War Of The Worlds in his popular radio show.
- August 4 1922, 6:30 pm. That was the moment when Alexander Graham Bell‘s funeral started, a couple days after his death. As a tribute, for the following minute all telephone service in both United States and Canada was suspended. The curly wire was cut off; temporarily for the phone, for good for his legally recognized inventor. That is, his patent holder.
- June 23 1912. Alan Touring, an absolute pioneer in both computer science and artificial intelligence, is born in London. Twenty seven years later that baby would break down the Nazi’s Enigma machine, one of the key events that made the war end. A man who lived a life of genious, cute eccentricity and mean injustice. England, that guy deserved way better and you know it.
- April 2, World Autism Awareness Day.
- August 13 1961. The Berlin Wall's construction starts. I tried to show that there wasn’t just one wall but two. Concrete vs. wood, The Wall vs. The Picket Fence, Comunism vs. Capitalism.