Gatemaker as a fundamental step in computer science
by Christopher Alexander
presented by Greg Bryant
On April 11, 1997, Christopher Alexander wrote to Sun Microsystems'
co-founder Bill Joy, who had provided funds for an experimental
project codenamed Gatemaker. Alexander wanted Joy to understand
that Gatemaker's implications for computing and design were
Note: he refers to an earlier memo which can be found here.
A video of the 'Analogous Unfolding' use of Gatemaker can be found here.
The 2022 'Unfolding Sequences - an introduction' video can be found here.
A video of Christopher Alexander explaining what he means by creating things with life is here.
A video of Christopher Alexander on the objectivity of feeling, can be found here.
A video demonstration and explanation of gatemaker can be found here.
A detailed explanation and timeline of this project can be found here.
A contemporary account can be found here.