ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (40)

The Future of Computer Games: 25 Years Later

The Future of Computer Games: 25 Years Later

 Chris Garcia  1 year 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  1 year 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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  2 years 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
Racetrack Betting Mechanized

Racetrack Betting Mechanized

 Alex Bochannek  2 years ago
On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, a group of almost seventy people attended a CHM SoundByte lunchtime lecture entitled The Totalisator – An Algorithm That...   Read More
Women and the Public Face of Computing

Women and the Public Face of Computing

 Dag Spicer  2 years ago
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...   Read More
Exhibiting the Online World

Exhibiting the Online World

 Marc Weber  2 years ago
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture” - origin uncertain, often attributed to Martin Mull   Whether you’re a Maasai tribesman buying and...   Read More
Warhol & The Computer

Warhol & The Computer

 Chris Garcia  2 years ago
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...   Read More