ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (34)

Lost and Found: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Artworks

Lost and Found: Andy Warhol’s Amiga Artworks

 Chris Garcia  2 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  4 months 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  4 months 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
Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web!

Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web!

 Marc Weber  6 months ago
Twenty five years ago this month, Tim Berners-Lee first proposed what became the World Wide Web.  Today it is living up to its ambitious...   Read More
The Future of Computer Games: 25 Years Later

The Future of Computer Games: 25 Years Later

 Chris Garcia  8 months ago
SpaceWar! the granddaddy of computer games, debuted in 1962.   Since then games have evolved, both in the technology they use and in the...   Read More
The Homebrew Computer Club 2013 Reunion

The Homebrew Computer Club 2013 Reunion

 Len Shustek  9 months ago
Before 1975, the computer was an exotic and expensive tool for engineers, scientists, and businesses. By 1985 the computer had been “democratized”, and anyone...   Read More
A Curator’s Wish: The SynthAxe

A Curator’s Wish: The SynthAxe

 Chris Garcia  11 months ago
I’m often asked if there were one object in the entire world that the museum could acquire, what would it be? It’s a tough...   Read More
The Dawn of Computer Comics: Shatter

The Dawn of Computer Comics: Shatter

 Chris Garcia  12 months ago
Almost from the moment it was introduced, Apple’s Macintosh computer system was adopted by graphic artists. Perhaps it was the easy-to-use graphical user interface...   Read More
MediaView: The nearly forgotten NeXT program that helped save the Open Web

MediaView: The nearly forgotten NeXT program that helped save the Open Web

 Marc Weber  1 year ago
If Steve Jobs hadn’t gotten kicked out of Apple in 1985, the Web might look very different today. But not for the reasons most...   Read More
The Banana Junior 6000: Computers and Comedy

The Banana Junior 6000: Computers and Comedy

 Chris Garcia  1 year ago
The introduction of the Macintosh was probably the largest computer announcement in American business history. It wasn’t merely an event for the technology crowd,...   Read More