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 (14 )

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