Fly through World of Warcraft’s fantastic world of Azeroth, learn Photoshop from the pros, try your hand at coding, and speed-text your way to victory in Make Software: Change the World!
Make Software explores the history, impact, and technology behind seven game-changing applications: MP3, Photoshop, MRI, Car Crash Simulation, Wikipedia, Texting, and World of Warcraft. The Stata Family Foundation Software Lab is at the center of the exhibition, where visitors are introduced to basic programming concepts and encouraged to try coding hands-on.
Computers have the potential to do wondrous things. But actually doing them? That needs software. Discover how software is made, see how a team brings a product to life, and learn the basics of coding in our software lab.
From fashion spreads and films to product packaging and news images, Photoshop helped transform our view of the world—and our trust in what we see. Explore digital artwork, compare image-editing blunders, and learn Photoshop from the pros.
MP3s transformed music distribution, creating industry winners and losers. But some questioned if we were sacrificing quality for convenience. Do you think you can tell the difference between the sound of an MP3 and a vinyl record? Do you know what a record is? Find out in our MP3 gallery.
Some software changes lives. MRI software saves lives. See MRI at work, learn about its historical and contemporary imaging counterparts, and understand just how an MRI machine works.
MRI captures 3-D pictures of an area, like your brain, by imaging different layers, called anatomical planes. Scroll through real MRI datasets on this gallery’s touchtable and see if you can “diagnose” the patient
Software lets engineers run crash tests inside computers rather than on roads. It also allows them to compare the performance of different designs early in the process while cars are still on the drawing board, saving money and injuries.
The software behind Wikipedia is relatively simple. But the site’s impact has been enormous. Its crowd-sourced articles tap into a worldwide community of experts and editors, democratizing the process of sharing and updating information.