ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (62)

Fairchild Semiconductor: The 60th Anniversary of a Silicon Valley Legend

Fairchild Semiconductor: The 60th Anniversary of a Silicon Valley Legend

 David Laws   September 19, 2017
President Eisenhower’s Civil Rights Act, Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, and the launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union were respectively important social,...   Read More
Early Frontiers for Computer Creativity: TX-0 Writes a Western

Early Frontiers for Computer Creativity: TX-0 Writes a Western

 Chris Garcia   August 23, 2017
In my other life, I watch a lot of short films, both to coordinate film festivals and for my personal blogs. I’ve probably seen...   Read More
Rediscovering “Mockingbird—A Composer’s Amanuensis”

Rediscovering “Mockingbird—A Composer’s Amanuensis”

 Chris Garcia   July 27, 2017
One day, while I was going through the videos in our archive at the Computer History Museum (CHM), I came across an interesting title:...   Read More
Happy 10th Birthday, iPhone!

Happy 10th Birthday, iPhone!

 CHM Editorial Team   June 29, 2017
Introduction by Marc Weber, Curatorial Director, Internet History Program Contributions & Insights by David C. Brock, Marguerite Gong Hancock, Hansen Hsu, John Markoff, Dag...   Read More
Computers & The Oscars—Best Animated Short Film

Computers & The Oscars—Best Animated Short Film

 Chris Garcia   January 23, 2017
The introduction of the computer to film production began during the 1960s with work done at universities like Yale, MIT, and the University of...   Read More
Slide Logic: The Emergence of Presentation Software and the Prehistory of PowerPoint

Slide Logic: The Emergence of Presentation Software and the Prehistory of PowerPoint

 David Brock   October 04, 2016
In many parts of our world today, group communication centers on visual materials built with “presentation software,” often crafted by a speaker him or...   Read More
A Walk through the 2016 Vintage Computer Festival

A Walk through the 2016 Vintage Computer Festival

 Chris Garcia   September 27, 2016
The 2016 Vintage Computer Festival (VCF), an amazing grass-roots showcase of historical computers, was held at the Computer History Museum (CHM) on the weekend of...   Read More
A Tale of Deleted Cities

A Tale of Deleted Cities

 Marc Weber   September 21, 2016
This post coincides with the CHM exhibit, Deleted City (May 28–October 2016), and the September 21, 2016, live program, featuring GeoCities co-founder David Bohnett,...   Read More
Harold Cohen and AARON—A 40-Year Collaboration

Harold Cohen and AARON—A 40-Year Collaboration

 Chris Garcia   August 23, 2016
Harold Cohen was a pioneer in computer art, in algorithmic art, and in generative art; but as he told me one afternoon in 2010,...   Read More
Happy 25th Birthday to the Public Web!

Happy 25th Birthday to the Public Web!

 Marc Weber   August 05, 2016
This month marks 25 years since the Web’s public announcement in several online forums and the release of the WWW code library, libWWW. The...   Read More