Aaron Marcus

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Aaron Marcus

Born 1943-05-22 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

Aaron Marcus is a user-interface and information-visualization designer, as well as computer graphics artist. Marcus lives and works in Berkeley (California, USA).

Programming languages/software used: FORTRAN

1961-65 Studied physics and philosophy at Princeton University (New Jersey).

1965-68 Studied graphic design at Vale University at the School of Art and Architecture in New Häven (Connecticut) and became a Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts.

1967 Completed a period of practical training in programming with Bell Telephone Laboratories (AT+T Bell Labs) in Murray Hill (New Jersey). That was where he learned how to write programmes for the production of Computer graphics.

1970 Started working as a lecturer at Princeton University (New Jersey) and directed an international team in the field of visual communication during a research professorship at the East-West Centre in Honolulu.
occupied himself with virtual reality.

1971-73 Designed one of the first virtual environments, which consisted of a combination of sculptural forms and three-dimensional typography. See Cybernetic Landscape I.
investigated forms of concrete (visual) poetry, produced with the aid of a typesetting machine, which was connected to the computer and controlled by the programmes which Marcus had written.

1982 Founded AM+A (Aaron Marcus and Associates Inc.), which specialises, amongst other things, in the design of user interfaces and man-computer interaction.

1992 Received the National Computer Graphics Association’s Annual Award for Contributions to Industry.

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Aaron Marcus

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Aaron Marcus