ABOUT CHRIS GARCIA

Chris Garcia joined the Computer History Museum in 1999. As Curator, Chris provides information on artifacts, develops content for exhibits, assists in donation review, gives talks, tours and writes articles for CORE--the official publication of the Museum. He specializes in the history video games, personal computing, computer music and art, and computers and technology in literature. In his spare time, Chris is a fan of science fiction and edits a number of fanzines, including The Drink Tank (Hugo Award winner, 2011)

CHRIS GARCIA ARTICLES (16 )

The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair, 1939

The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair, 1939

 2 years ago
Every year since 1989, the Library of Congress has added twenty-five films to the National Film Registry. These are chosen from “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films” that are at least ten years old. These films...   Read More
Alvy & Ed

Alvy & Ed

 2 years ago
I can name the singular moment that began my interest in computer graphics. It was a video we watched on a field trip to the Lawrence Hall of Science. The video was the most amazing thing...   Read More
Gulliver’s Engine

Gulliver’s Engine

 2 years ago
Sometimes, we can look back at fictional items from the days before the computer and see threads to machines that would exist decades, or even centuries later. When the museum opened Revolution: The First 2000 Years...   Read More
The Haunted House

The Haunted House

 2 years ago
Every city has one; a house that scares all the local kids. Sometimes, these houses have long, dark histories that seem to have been created to by horror authors in the distant, misty past. Other times,...   Read More
A Logic Named Joe by Will F. Jenkins

A Logic Named Joe by Will F. Jenkins

 2 years ago
In the March 1946 issue of Astounding Science Fiction, Will F. Jenkins, better known under the pen name Murray Leinster, published the story A Logic Named Joe. The story featured a ‘logic’, a device similar to...   Read More
The BBC Micro

The BBC Micro

 2 years ago
Very few computer systems are as beloved as the BBC Micro is among those who first encountered it in the early 1980s. A generation of students were introduced to personal computers via the BBC Micro,...   Read More