ARTICLES IN Curatorial Insight (52)

Exhibiting the Online World

Exhibiting the Online World

 Marc Weber   July 03, 2013
Writing about music is like dancing about architectureorigin uncertain, often attributed to Martin Mull Whether you’re a Maasai tribesman buying and selling cattle on...   Read More
Warhol & The Computer

Warhol & The Computer

 Chris Garcia   June 25, 2013
I don't tend to associate legendary Pop artist Andy Warhol with the computer. My first thoughts go to Campbell Soup cans, Marilyn Monroe, and...   Read More
IBM’s Watson “Jeopardy!” Computer Comes to CHM

IBM’s Watson “Jeopardy!” Computer Comes to CHM

 Dag Spicer   June 13, 2013
“I’ll take amazing computers for $1000, Alex” Tuesday night (June 10, 2013) at the Computer History Museum, IBM senior vice president and director of...   Read More
Why Analog Computers?

Why Analog Computers?

 Alex Bochannek   June 06, 2013
Every once in awhile, I like to go into the Museum’s permanent exhibition Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing. It isn’t unusual for...   Read More
Buddhism and The Computer

Buddhism and The Computer

 Chris Garcia   May 29, 2013
By 1953, computers had started to penetrate the popular culture to such a degree that they were being used in many different areas than...   Read More
Happy 40th Birthday, Ethernet!

Happy 40th Birthday, Ethernet!

 Marc Weber   May 21, 2013
Five 1980s Interviews from the Pelkey Collection, Released for the First Time 40 years ago on May 23rd, 1973, a young researcher named Bob...   Read More
Pixar’s Luxo Jr.

Pixar’s Luxo Jr.

 Chris Garcia   May 01, 2013
Perhaps the single most iconic character in the history of computer graphics isn't a representation of a living thing. It's a desk lamp. ...   Read More
Endangered Online Worlds

Endangered Online Worlds

 Marc Weber   March 06, 2013
In the beginning the net was mostly non-commercial, but that began to change as it grew in leaps and bounds. Soon millions around the...   Read More
Suffering for Science

Suffering for Science

 Dag Spicer   December 19, 2012
The famous French physiologist Claude Bernard once remarked: “The science of life is a superb and dazzlingly lighted hall which may be reached only...   Read More
Gulliver’s Engine

Gulliver’s Engine

 Chris Garcia   November 28, 2012
Sometimes, we can look back at fictional items from the days before the computer and see threads to machines that would exist decades, or...   Read More