Forrester, Jay W.
- Existence: 1918 July 14 - 2016 November 16
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection documents the professional activities of Jay Wright Forrester, director of the Digital Computer Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Materials in this collection span from approximately 1940 to 2000, and include Forresters research, writings, speeches, correspondence, corporate consulting materials, and course notes for classes he taught at MIT. Forrester's research is documented in records about his patents and computation notebooks. These materials...
Dates: 1940-circa 2000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oral History Program, oral history interviews on computers at MIT
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection consists of supporting documents for and tapes of interviews which discuss Project Whirlwind, Project MAC, and the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, all at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There are transcripts only for the interviews with Hazen, Forrester, Perlis, and Carr (draft). Also includes transcripts and notes of a seminar, "Attitudes Towards Artificial Intelligence," with Philip Morrison, Jerome Lettvin, and Joseph Weisenbaum, and a...
Dates: 1976 - 1977
Abstract The Whirlwind I computer was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 1945 and 1952 in a project directed by Jay Forrester. The project was first carried out in the Servomechanisms Laboratory. Later it separated to become the Digital Computer Laboratory and Lincoln Laboratory, Division 6, and testing continued through 1958. Jay Forrester served as director of both laboratories until 1956, and Robert Everett as associate director, then director. A key part of the...
Dates: 1944 - 1959
- Subject: Computers -- History X