David C. Brock

Director and Curator, Software History Center

David C. Brock is an historian of technology and a curator for and director of the Software History Center at CHM. He focuses on histories of computing and electronics, as well as on oral history and public interpretation. He is a key member of the Museum’s content team, developing programming and digital content that help audiences decode technology: what it is, where it came from, where it’s going, and what it means for individuals and communities. Brock’s work in the history of semiconductor electronics includes Thackray, Brock and Jones, Moore’s Law: The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley’s Quiet Revolutionary (Basic Books, 2015); Lécuyer and Brock, Makers of the Microchip: A Documentary History of Fairchild Semiconductor (MIT Press, 2010); and Brock (ed.) Understanding Moore’s Law (CHF, 2005). He has served as a writer, executive producer, and consultant for several documentary shorts, features, television programs, broadcast events, and has developed and curated museum exhibits. He serves on the IEEE Spectrum Editorial Advisor Board, the IEEE Computer Society History Committee, the ACM History Committee, the Society for the History of Technology’s Ferguson Prize Committee, the SIGCIS Mahoney Prize Committee, and the Advisory Board for the Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology, and Society. Brock is on Twitter as @dcbrock.


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