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Dale Amon

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Dale Amon

computer researcher, technical manager, musician

Role in the Artemis Project:

As a member of the Electronic Communications Technical Committee, Dale Amon is looking into setting up a Usenet news hierarchy for the Artemis Project. As Technical Director for Northern Ireland's Internet Service Provider, Dale looks to make a large contribution to Artemis's critical area of electronic communications.

Dale Amon is also involved in setting up the fledgeling Ireland Artemis Sociery Chapter, and is the Northern Ireland local contact.


Dale Amon was born in Miami, Florida, on May 27, 1950. He recieved a BS from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1973, majoring in Electrical Engineering, with minors in Computer Science and Cognitive Psychology. About two years into a masters in the same subject areas, Dale left to devote his full attention to a computer automation systems startup company. Dale currently resides in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Space Policy:

Among other things, Dale has been heavily involved in space policy, particularly that relating to commercial space development. He has worked with and chaired international space development conferences and has been on the Board of Directors of the National Space Society, the L5 Society and the Molecular Manufacturing Shortcut Group, and was also one of the prepublications reviewers of Engines of Creation, by K. Eric Drexler, and Mind Children, by Hans Moravec. Dale has authored both policy papers for the Libertarian Party and technical papers, one of which is an invited paper on Nanotechnology in the August 1994 issue of the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society.


Dale Amon has been involved in front-line computer research since the early '70s. Dale has done research in Artificial Intelligence under Nobel- Laureate Dr. Herbert Simon, in direct manipulation user interfaces at the Computer Music Lab of the CMU School of Computer Science under a NASA grant, and in a startup company that created some of the earliest intelligent buildings. He has also worked in robotics and computer vision at the Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) Robotics Institute in Pittsburgh and set up the Internet working within the Queens University of Belfast Computer Science Department, and in between helped start up a number of technology ventures. He has been a NeXTstep developer from the earliest days of the NeXT computer. He is currently a director of the Genesis Project Ltd, the first commercial internet service provider in Northern Ireland.


He also has a life-long history of work in music and theater and is a member of the Performing Right Society / Irish Music Right Organization (PRS/IMRO). Dale was the winner of the Front Page Songwriter of the Year Award in Belfast (the major music venue in Belfast) and is chairman of the Belfast Songwriters Session. He currently plays acoustic guitar in folk, blues and jazz veins and has over 25 songs copyrighted in the US and UK. He has performed in venues and on radio stations in both the north and south of Ireland and in America and at one time or another has worked in acoustic folk, rock and jazz fusion bands. Dale is also looking forward to recording his first album in the near future.

He is included in the 12th and 13th editions of Who's Who in the World and has also been invited for entry in the American Biographical Institute's 5000 Personalities of the World, 5th Edition and the Dictionary of International Biography, 24th edition.

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