Friday, 29 May 2015

WWW Inventor

The World Wide Web seems to have been with us forever. It revolutionised human communications and permeates so many aspects of our lives, from news broadcasts to dating websites. But it was invented in 1989 and its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, is only 60 years old. The National Portrait Gallery in London decided to celebrate Sir Tim's 60th birthday with a most unusual commission: its first ever painted bronze sculpture. Shown is Sean Henry's two-thirds life-sized sculpture of Sir Tim Berners-Lee (2015) on a tall plinth. Today it went on public display in Room 40 of the National Portrait Gallery, admission free. CLICK for more information.


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