John Nack on the “History of the Internet”

Clock Mini IconMarch 9th, 2010 written by

The blog post isn´t really new, but just found some really nice words on the “History of the Internet” on the blog of John Nack — Thanks

Melih Bilgil’s The History of the Internet tells, well, you know, using minimal lines but loads of attention to detail. (The fly-over of Cuba is terrific.) Adobe designer Ethan Eismann writes, “My new personal mission in life is to bring this level or higher of engaging instruction to an Adobe welcome screen near you.”

Save the date – Quarks & Co
Die Macht des Internets

Clock Mini IconOctober 18th, 2009 written by

For all the german readers of the PICOL Blog. On October 20th there will be a feature by the director Mike Schaefer in the show “Quarks & Co” on the TV channel WDR.
The episode is called “Die Macht des Internets”. The feature of Mike Schaefer uses parts of the animation “History of the Internet” and for this episode we developed two more takes, which show the Internet of today. In this feature Mike made an very interesting interview with Lawrence Roberts, who was chief scientist at the ARPA.

For more information visit the website of “Quarks & Co“.
Don´t miss the show.

You can download the whole episode here (97MB | MP4)

The Heralds Of Resource Sharing –
Documentary on early networks

Clock Mini IconApril 13th, 2009 written by

For those, who don´t know this documentary. This is an documentary from 1972, about early networks, the ARPANET and the beginning of the Internet. There are a lot of interviews with some of its founders.

In this Wiki-Article you can get further information on the movie.

And on you can get a downloadable verion of the movie.

History of the Internet

Clock Mini IconJanuary 4th, 2009 written by

Finally I did it! The history of the internet is ready to screen. The movie is told with the help of the PICOL icons. I hope you enjoy it.

For the credits go to my portfolio on
and if you want to see the whole diploma go to

Sputnik 1 and the Internet

Clock Mini IconSeptember 1st, 2008 written by

On October the 4th in 1957, during the Cold War, the Soviet Union sent the first unmanned satellite to space. As response to that the United States commisioned the Advanced Research Project Agency or DARPA. To prevent further surprises like the launch of the Sputnik the DARPA has to build up a research network to speed up research. This network will be the ARPANET and later the Internet.

One part out of the animated documentary about the “history of the Internet” I will start soon.

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