ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (52)

If the Computer Fits, Wear It

If the Computer Fits, Wear It

 Marc Weber   June 30, 2015
The Museum is hosting the first U.S. museum display of a traveling exhibit this summer, "On You: A Story of Wearable Computing," created at...   Read More
Robots Are a Few of My Favorite Things by Chris Garcia

Robots Are a Few of My Favorite Things by Chris Garcia

 Chris Garcia   June 17, 2015
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   April 29, 2015
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   April 10, 2015
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   March 26, 2015
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   December 17, 2014
  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   November 12, 2014
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   September 24, 2014
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   July 17, 2014
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   May 29, 2014
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