ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (33)

The modern computer began as a laboratory curiosity. Early computers and proto-computers of the 1940s were one of a kind, usually hand crafted machines built at enormous expense.   Beginning in about 1951, however, and led Read More ...

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture” - origin uncertain, often attributed to Martin Mull   Whether you’re a Maasai tribesman buying and selling cattle on your mobile phone, or a Norwegian bride to the Read More ...

I don't tend to associate legendary Pop artist Andy Warhol with the computer. My first thoughts go to Campbell Soup cans, Marilyn Monroe, and his film works. While most of Warhol's creative output happened in the Read More ...

“I’ll take amazing computers for $1000, Alex” Tuesday night (June 10, 2013) at the Computer History Museum, IBM senior vice president and director of IBM Research Dr. John Kelly formally presented part of the IBM Watson Read More ...

Every once in awhile, I like to go into the Museum’s permanent exhibition Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing. It isn’t unusual for curators at many museums to rarely visit the exhibits they curated – Read More ...

By 1953, computers had started to penetrate the popular culture to such a degree that they were being used in many different areas than had ever been dreamed of previously, but still, many might have found Read More ...

Five 1980s Interviews from the Pelkey Collection, Released for the First Time 40 years ago on May 23rd, 1973, a young researcher named Bob Metcalfe outlined his new “Ethernet” concept in a memo to his managers Read More ...

Perhaps the single most iconic character in the history of computer graphics isn't a representation of a living thing. It's a desk lamp. Read More ...

In the beginning the net was mostly non-commercial, but that began to change as it grew in leaps and bounds. Soon millions around the nation had online access, at home and at work, and the stage Read More ...

The famous French physiologist Claude Bernard once remarked: “The science of life is a superb and dazzlingly lighted hall which may be reached only by passing through a long and ghastly kitchen.” Bernard was right and Read More ...