iPhone Exhibit Celebrates the “One Device that Changes Everything”
As part of the Exponential Center’s iPhone 360 Project, in collaboration with the Museum’s Senior Curator Dag Spicer, Internet History Program Curatorial Director Marc Weber, and the Center for Software History‘s Director David C. Brock and Curator Hansen Hsu, the Computer History Museum (CHM) has launched a new exhibit that explores the technology, history, and business and social impact of the revolutionary device. While the 30-foot-high graphic display can be viewed in the Museum’s lobby, we are pleased to share the content from the exhibit below with all of CHM’s virtual visitors.
This exhibit is the culmination of extensive research and collective expertise across the Museum, with special thanks to Exponential Center Executive Director Marguerite Gong Hancock, Dag Spicer, and Marc Weber for content development; and to Vice President of Collections and Exhibitions Kirsten Tashev for overseeing exhibit production and coordination. We’d also like to thank CHM friend and exhibit designer Van Sickle & Rolleri.READ MORE
Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Computing History
Center for Software History Director David C. Brock recaps his CHM Live conversation with historian Marie Hicks and provides further insight into issues of gender and sexuality embedded within computer history, including, at times, the full erasure of women and others despite their essential roles within computing of the day.
The Shocking Truth Behind Arnold Nordsieck’s Differential Analyzer
Arnold Nordsieck started building his differential analyzer when most other computing researchers were experimenting with vacuum-tube digital electronic computers. Nordsieck needed a simple, cheap, and practical machine. A small differential analyzer fit the bill.
Making Trouble: Leslie Berlin Explores the People Who Built Silicon Valley
Though she named her book Troublemakers, Berlin warns not to mistake disruption as an end in itself. The people she features pushed against existing structures not for the sake of disruption alone, but to pursue a larger idea. They were team players who were audacious and persistent but didn’t mistake their own egos for the product or company. Their most powerful and under-appreciated talent? Humility.
Tour Revolution Anytime, Anywhere!
Enhance your experience of our signature exhibition with the official audio tour
Narrated by NPR correspondent Laura Sydell, this tour features insider stories from CHM staff and volunteers, voices of computer pioneers such as Gordon Moore and Ed Catmull, historical images, and beautiful photographs of computing artifacts.