overhead projector

Bret Victor gave an entertaining talk on the history and/or future of computing at DBX 2013. In addition to the fascinating subject matter, Bret took the charming step of presenting with transparencies and an overhead projector.

We thought it’d be fun to recreate this effect. An evening of hacking resulted in a new toy: TransparenCSS (demo | source).

We’re abusing -webkit-mask-box-image, so for the full experience you’ll need Safari or Chrome. Firefox works, but you’ll be missing out on the “virtual glaucoma” effect.

Feel free to use TransparenCSS as a base for your own retro-future conference talks.

Questions, comments? You should follow Pedago on Twitter.

Learn more about online education at Pedago on Pedago.com.

†Technically, an overhead projector fitted with a camera in the armature. Presumably, it would have taken a fairly strong bulb to project an image large enough for the entire conference hall…


4 Comments

trancheuse · August 28, 2015 at 7:58 am

Asking questions are really pleasant thing if you are not
understanding anything entirely, but this piece of writing provides nice understanding even.

trancheuse · August 28, 2015 at 7:58 am

Asking questions are really pleasant thing if you are not
understanding anything entirely, but this piece of writing provides nice understanding even.

berita otomotif · September 29, 2015 at 11:29 pm

Wow, that’s what I was looking for, what a
stuff! existing here at this weblog, thanks admin of this web site.

Tinkering Toward Learning | Pedago · September 12, 2013 at 8:06 am

[…] Nostalgia for Overhead Projectors […]

Leave a Reply

Related Posts

Careers

Three Strategies for Interviewing Candidates – Startup Recruiting Guide

Recruiting new employees is one of the most pivotal moments in an early startup’s lifecycle. Time and resources are scarce, so finding qualified candidates quickly becomes a top priority. For any startup leader, it’s necessary Read more…

Careers

Guide to Setting Up Recruiting at a Startup by Smartly Talent

It’s difficult for early stage startups to find talent when they need it. In fact, startups are often hiring for a role a month after they needed the person for the role. The last thing Read more…

Careers

Smartly Tips to Reduce Bias During the Hiring Process

Harvard Business Review cites that “fair hiring methods increase the level of productivity and innovation at your organization, and can even improve employee retention rates.” At Smartly, we believe that all candidates deserve a fair Read more…