PARALLELISM IN REAL LIVE

Photo's made or/and collected by Rik Min.

Parallelism is not only an important idea or concept eletronic for working-, doing- and learning environments, but also in daily real live. Here you see some examples from daily life where parallelism is a solution for 'a' problem and indeed the driving force. You also see examples from daily life of 'parallel instruction' (Min, 1994; 1996).


This is an example of parallelism in daily live: a journal. The journal is large. You can skip - very quickly - the news and the messages you don't like. This is what I call first order parallelism in the real world or real life.


This is an example of parallelism: sheets of papers on a desk. This is what I call first order parallelism ('viewport-likely' situations)


This is an example of parallelism: sheets of papers on a desk. This is what I call second order parallelism; like windows on a screen on which the 'desktop philosophy' of Xerox (1980) and Apple (1982) is based.


This is a bulletinboard. This is first order parallelism (with a little bit second order parallelism, but mostly non-functional).


This is also an example of first order parallelism: an commercial on TV wchich two situations. The public is able to compare these two situations.


This is an package of a classical learning environment (ECONOMY, Miltenburg, 1990). You see a complete learning package: a floppy; a manual; a pre-formed notebook, some leaflets; etc. etc. In use (on a PC) it is an example of first and second order parallelism and parallel instruction.


This is an example of parallel instruction: a CD and a book with instructions, names and other important things (the menu !). (2001)


This is an example of parallelism in Roel Vertegaal's video conferencing system (1998).


This is an example of parallelism on TV. Sometimes 4 serials of information come together in you mind: 1. the speaker, 2. the translation (in text), 3. the viewport with an icon or a video-clip and 4. the background noise. (first order parallelism)


This is an example of parallelism in a book: a extra map as organizer for finding trains to all places in Holland


This is an example of parallelism on EuroSport video channel: a lot of windows are moving and turning around like in a game or movie.


... with tree parallel computers. This is the environment of javaTHESIS (the first and the second computer). Left the executable java applet in the WEB; right the MAC OS8. In the middle the paper stuff, etc. ... This is an example of parallelism: a work environment. This is the environment of javaTHESIS (the second and the tirth computer). The tirth computer is used for compilation. (See prev. photo.) (desiging course, 24 oct. 1997)


This is an example of parallelism on Macintosh. This is second order parallelism. You see 3 parallel windows: a "learning environment with (1) a conceptual scheme, (2) the output and (3) intelligent feedback (talking head). With windows 'the surface is more then 100 % of the monitor' (Min, 1994). (Sony MVC camera, 2 September 1998)


This is an example of parallelism in advertising: first order parallelism. (Sony MVC camera, 9 September 1998)


This is an example of parallelism: the listener want to see these two situations at the same time.

Other examples

  • A Kitchen
  • A supermarket
  • A Radio- and/or TV-guide (beside the equipment)

    (types of parallelism)

    (more photo's about parallellism)

    Enschede, 1998 - 2001