ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (41)

Robots Are a Few of My Favorite Things by Chris Garcia

Robots Are a Few of My Favorite Things by Chris Garcia

 Chris Garcia  2 weeks ago
Imagination quickly led to innovation. Technological and industrial advances following the Second World War, such as miniaturization, sensing, and energy storage, produced some of...   Read More
Algorithmic Music – David Cope and EMI

Algorithmic Music – David Cope and EMI

 Chris Garcia  2 months ago
No area of computing holds more interest to me personally than computer music. For years I’ve been fascinated with everything from the work of...   Read More
What Do Anniversaries Mean? Internet Protocols at 40

What Do Anniversaries Mean? Internet Protocols at 40

 Marc Weber  3 months ago
Most technologies get invented several times, and computer networking and the Web are no exceptions. What do we really celebrate when we mark anniversaries,...   Read More
The World’s Smallest Computer

The World’s Smallest Computer

 Dag Spicer  3 months ago
A new exhibit at CHM takes a look at the world’s smallest computer – the Michigan “Micro Mote.”  Making things smaller has been part...   Read More
Yesterday’s Tomorrows: The Origins of The Tablet

Yesterday’s Tomorrows: The Origins of The Tablet

 Alex Lux  6 months ago
  By 1987, the PC revolution was well entrenched and underway. Desktop PCs were standard hardware for home enthusiasts, businesses, government agencies, and computer...   Read More
It’s About Time: The Computer on Your Wrist

It’s About Time: The Computer on Your Wrist

 Chris Garcia  8 months ago
Ubiquitous, wearable computers have been a dream since at least the 1930s. Chester Gould’s comic strip Dick Tracy introduced the 2-Way Radio Watch worn...   Read More
Computer History Museum: Celebrating 35 Years!

Computer History Museum: Celebrating 35 Years!

 Len Shustek  9 months ago
It seems appropriate, every so often, for a history museum to think about its own history. On September 24, 2014, we celebrate the 35th...   Read More
Lost and Found: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Artworks

Lost and Found: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Artworks

 Chris Garcia  12 months ago
Scattered on floppy disks and hard drives around the world, there may be millions of works of art created on now-archaic computer systems. Read More
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

 Chris Garcia  1 year ago
At Westwood Elementary, in room 17, there was an Apple II computer, and at recess, if you'd earned enough classroom points, you could...   Read More
Where to? A History of Autonomous Vehicles

Where to? A History of Autonomous Vehicles

 Marc Weber  1 year ago
When Robert Whitehead invented the self-propelled torpedo in the 1860s, the early guidance system for maintaining depth was so new and essential he called...   Read More