Event Catalog

Here we list each imported event and some context extracted from the longer title in the Original Dataset.

Revolutionary War
april 19, 1775

Panorama
1787

Invention of the Stereoscope by Sir Charles Wheatstone
1840 Egypt

The Machine Stops, by E.M Forester
November 1909

We, a novel by Yevgeny Zamyatin
1921

Edouard Le Roy coins the term "noosphere"
1927

memex
1947

Ray Bradbury publishes The Veldt
23 September 1950

Sensorama, by Morton Heilig
1956

Time out of Joint - published by Philip K Dick
1959

Head-Mounted Display (HMD), by Morton Helig
1960

Headsight, 1st fabricated HMD
1961

"hypertext" coined by Ted Nelson
1963

Simulacron 3 - published by Daniel F. Galouye
1964

Ultimate Display, published by Ivan Sutherland
1965

GROPE, by Frederick Brooks
1967 North Carolina

The Sword of Damocles, 1st VR & AR HMD by Ivan Sutherland
1968 Lincoln

Stewart Brand's publication of The Whole Earth Catalogue
1968

ARPANET
1969

"Artificial Reality" coined by Dr. Krueger
1973

Maze War
1974 Moffett Field, CA

Holodeck
September 21, 1974

Videoplace, by Myron Krueger
1975 Connecticut

Sayre Glove, developed by Tom Defanti and Daniel Sandin
1977

MUD - Multi User Dungeon
1978

Enquire
1980

Hack, Nethack, Rogue like
Jan 1, 1980

Vernor Vinge publishes True Names
1981

VPL DataGlove, by Thomas Zimmerman
1982

"cyberspace" coined by by William Gibson
May 1, 1982

TRON
Jul 9, 1982

SIMulator NETworking (SIMNET) project
1983

Myron Krueger publishes Artificial Reality (2)
1983

Digital Data Entry Glove, by Gary Grimes
1983

I, Robot ( arcade game )
1983

Island of Kesmai
1984 Virginia

William Gibson publishes Neuromancer
1984

Elite
1984

NASA's Virtual Environment Workstation (VIEW) project
1985 California

Jean Baudrillard publishes Simulacra and Simulation
2 April 1985

"Virtual Reality" coined by Jaron Lanier of VPL
1986

Driller
1987

"ubiquitous computing", coined by Mark Weiser
1988

SimCity
1989

World Wide Web - created
1989 Switzerland

BattleTech
1990 Chicago

Hyperland - BBC2 Documentary created by Douglas Adams
1990

CAVE (CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment), by EVL
1991 Illinois

Neal Stephenson publishes Snow Crash
1992

"The Lawn Mower Man" directed by Brett Leonard
Mar 6, 1992

Knowledge Adventure Worlds
1994 Market St, San Francisco, CA

VRML specified by Web3D Consortium
Nov 1994

Cybertown
1995

Meridian 59
Dec 15, 1995

Microsoft Chat (Comic Chat)
1996

Earth to Avatars Conference
Oct 26, 1996 San Francisco

Tad Williams publishes Otherland
Dec 1, 1996

Active Worlds, Release
Jun 1, 1997

Ultima Online
September 25, 1997

The Matrix
1999 USA

eXistenZ
Feb 16, 1999

Whyville
March 1999

EverQuest
March 16, 1999

Asheron's Call
11/2/1999

Neopets
Nov 15, 1999

Habbo
2000

Planet Ring - Sega Dreamcast
2000

The Sims
Feb 4, 2000

Second Life, pre alpha (aka LindenWorld)
Aug 2001

Game Never Ending, created by Stewart Butterfield, Caterina Fake, et al
2002 Vancouver, BC

Pelican Crossing, Inc.
Jan 13 2002 Mission Viejo, California, USA

Launching of The Sims Online
December 17, 2002

Entropia Universe
January 30, 2003

Eve Online
May 6, 2003

Toontown Online
June 2, 2003

Second Life
Jun 23, 2003

There
Oct 2003 Mobile

Croquet
2004

Adobe Atmosphere
February 2004

IMVU
April 02, 2004

World of Warcraft
Nov 23, 2004

Webkins
2005

Teen Second Life
Feb 14, 2005

Kaneva
2006

vMTV
2006

Vernor Vinge Publishes Rainbows End
May 16, 2006

libsecondlife
May 17, 2006

Ogoglio City
June 07, 2006 at 01:55 PM

Play Money, by Julian Dibbell
July 2006

3B Rooms
Nov 7, 2006 London

Blink 3D
Dec 14, 2006

HiPiHi, beta
2007 China

Qwaq
2007

vLES, alpha
2007

OpenSim
Jan 26th, 2007

Weblin
April 2007

Barbie Girls
Apr 24, 2007

Playstation Home, beta
May 2007

Library of Congress annnounces Preserving Virtual Worlds project
August 3, 2007 Illinois

Edusim
Aug 24, 2007 Girard Kansas

NovoKing, beta
September 2007 China

Metaplace, closed alpha
September 2007

inDuality
October 2007 San Jose

Just Leap In, beta
Dec 2007

Central Grid
Dec 1, 2007

Twinity, beta
2008

SmallWorlds, beta
2008

Vivaty, private beta in Facebook
April 2008

SocioTown, beta
April 16, 2008

Age of Conan
5/17/2008

RocketOn, beta
June 2008

Twinity (2) - Alpha City Berlin
Jun 2008

Meez Nation
June 18, 2008

Lively Beta
Jul 8, 2008

MTV House, beta
July 21, 2008

Open Grid Public Beta launched by Linden Labs
Jul 31, 2008

Star Trek Online
Aug 10, 2008

hangout.net, beta
Sep 8, 2008 Boston, US