Last Updated: 07/20/2004
35 Years ago
Neil Armstron and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon...
 Kubrick Exhibit in Frankfurt Germany
I've added a few images from the Frankfurt Exhibit that I've come across.

Do you have shots of HAL in action?
I'm starting a new feature page of users who have interesting and unusual uses for HAL. To kick it off is some pics from Dave Archbold of HAL running on his Sony Clie NX60/70 PDA. A true "pocket" HAL!
Update 04/23/2004
HAL on a dual monitor set-up.

Click here to see it.

In the meantime, the HAL1.0 Screensaver is here.

Go Here To Download


HAL Enters the
Robot Hall of Fame

This is a computer generated recreation of the opening image from Kubrick's 1968 film "2001 : A Space Odyssey" I made a while back. Thought it would make an excellent desktop image.
New Site Features :
HAL1.0 For Mac & PC (FLASH)

USS Discovery HAL Interface (FLASH)

Featuring :
• If you missed it, the HAL Commercial

• The New FLASH HAL Screen Saver 02.08.2002

 HAL Screensaver for Mac OS X
Thanks to the conversion by Bill Rose there's finally a version of the HAL Screen Saver for OSX. So far other OS X users haven't reported any major bugs in it for the varieties of versions of OS X so far though one user has reported after running a while it caused an audio hissing sound once.

• See the HAL9000 Interface

• See Other HAL sites on the Web

• Nigel Eastmond's "MacHAL and WinHAL"

• The Original HAL Jpg Screen Saver @ Tripod

HAL Guestbook :

Have a suggestion or comment? Let me hear about it.

• The HAL Site Guestbook

In Memorium : Columbia

Starchild Desktop Picture
This is a slight alteration in Photoshop of the frame from the movie "2001" so it will scale to fit your desktop. I thought in light of recent events, some of you might like a hopeful image for your desktop.
HAL Start-Up Screens
for Macintosh
Recent News :

01 .02 .2002
Well, it doesn't seem like 365 days in the year 2001 were really enough for a true fan of "2001: A Space Odyssey" My friend Dennis Gonzales got a nice profile for his 2001 site that pretty much says everything I feel about the passing of the real year 2001.

Older News:
Pope John Paul II endorses "2001 A Space Odyssey"

"2001" Exhibition in Oxford, England : The Art of Harry Lange

A new book of collected interviews with Stanley Kubrick

Mysterious Black Monolith Appears in Seattle, Washington     
Seattle Times story

HAL9000 Proudly Made in the
HAL9000 Overview :
    The HAL9000 series computer represents a startling breakthrough in computer design. Our first HAL9000 became fully operational on January 12, 1997 at our HAL plant in Urbana, IL , exceeding all expectations for advanced independent operation. It has been designated by the National Council on Astronautics to be installed on board the USS Discovery now under construction which is scheduled to embark on an unprecedented exploration mission of our solar system, planned for early in the next century.

     The HAL9000 unit will assume duties that range over the entire operational aspects of USS Discovery's flight and operations. Functioning literally as a member of the crew, the unit will be capable of independent thinking and problem solving for all contingencies that make space flight such a hazardous undertaking. Ever sentient, HAL9000 will assure that the crew of Discovery will be safe from many of the dangers that have claimed the lives of earlier spacefarers. The ability to constantly update the status of on board ship systems will guarantee worry-free operations and safety for the crew. HAL9000's ability to interact verbally and think independently are the hallmarks of this revolutionary computer system.

     We anticipate this will be one of the most exciting exploration missions ever undertaken.

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