Back to the Archives, pt. 1
This is an image I created last year in my first semester @ ITP. It started with a discussion with a friend around the question: If you could go back in time and remove one person from history, who would change things more than anyone else? He said Isaac Newton, which is a pretty difficult choice to argue against. While creating this image, however, I decided to pay tribute to one of the more unsung heroes of modern technology, the recently passed Jack Kilby, front and center holding a few examples of the early products of his work.
Kilby, who received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from my alma mater, the University of Illinois, invented the concept and first example of the integrated circuit, that magical idea of forming many electrical devices in one block of substrate that has led to almost 50 years of unimaginable innovation. (Jack St. Clair Kilby Bio from Texas Instruments)