ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (55)

Reading Artifacts, Finding Culture

Reading Artifacts, Finding Culture

 David Brock   March 08, 2016
Today a colleague pointed me to a classic in the study of material culture, E. McClure Fleming’s “Artifact Study: A Proposed Model.” In this...   Read More
The Storage Engine: A Timeline of Milestones in Storage Technology

The Storage Engine: A Timeline of Milestones in Storage Technology

 David Laws   November 24, 2015
Together with semiconductor chips and software, storage devices serve as one of the three fundamental drivers powering the digital revolution. Semiconductor integrated circuits include...   Read More
Tools of the Trade: An historical look at technology and commerce

Tools of the Trade: An historical look at technology and commerce

 Dag Spicer   October 06, 2015
Tools of the Trade A new display in the Computer History Museum’s Gallery area shows a sampling of objects that represent different technologies people...   Read More
If the Computer Fits, Wear It

If the Computer Fits, Wear It

 Marc Weber   June 30, 2015
The Museum is hosting the first U.S. museum display of a traveling exhibit this summer, "On You: A Story of Wearable Computing," created at...   Read More
Robots Are a Few of My Favorite Things by Chris Garcia

Robots Are a Few of My Favorite Things by Chris Garcia

 Chris Garcia   June 17, 2015
Imagination quickly led to innovation. Technological and industrial advances following the Second World War, such as miniaturization, sensing, and energy storage, produced some of...   Read More
Algorithmic Music – David Cope and EMI

Algorithmic Music – David Cope and EMI

 Chris Garcia   April 29, 2015
No area of computing holds more interest to me personally than computer music. For years I’ve been fascinated with everything from the work of...   Read More
What Do Anniversaries Mean? Internet Protocols at 40

What Do Anniversaries Mean? Internet Protocols at 40

 Marc Weber   April 10, 2015
Most technologies get invented several times, and computer networking and the Web are no exceptions. What do we really celebrate when we mark anniversaries,...   Read More
The World’s Smallest Computer

The World’s Smallest Computer

 Dag Spicer   March 26, 2015
A new exhibit at CHM takes a look at the world’s smallest computer – the Michigan “Micro Mote.”  Making things smaller has been part...   Read More
Yesterday’s Tomorrows: The Origins of The Tablet

Yesterday’s Tomorrows: The Origins of The Tablet

 Alex Lux   December 17, 2014
  By 1987, the PC revolution was well entrenched and underway. Desktop PCs were standard hardware for home enthusiasts, businesses, government agencies, and computer...   Read More
It’s About Time: The Computer on Your Wrist

It’s About Time: The Computer on Your Wrist

 Chris Garcia   November 12, 2014
Ubiquitous, wearable computers have been a dream since at least the 1930s. Chester Gould’s comic strip Dick Tracy introduced the 2-Way Radio Watch worn...   Read More