A Panoramic View of Computing
Come on a journey in computing starting with a 20,000 year old baboon fibula and move through the progression of beads to cogs, tubes to silicon, and quantum particles to what lies beyond. Together we'll explore the long and surprising history of computing and get hands-on experience with examples of computing machines and artifacts from the 15th to 20th centuries (see below). A panoramic view of the art and ingenuity behind the millennia of computer evolution and innovation awaits.
See my image carousel in the next section for a visual tour of the devices available in this program. For a version of this program covering only analog to before the onset of digital computing, see my Difference Engines: Mechanical Brains, Analog Computers offering.
Interested in tracing the evolution of computers from mechanical to digital and beyond? Explore the presentations below to feed your curiosity and browse some of the photos to get a look at my collection of hands-on examples of computing from centuries past.
Please Note: Presentation and materials are for showcase purposes only and not meant to be used without explicit permission.
Computing Artifacts Collection
A sample of my ever growing artifacts in computing collection. Click on any photo to learn more about a device. Use the arrows at the left and right to move to different photos or simply allow the photos to scroll automatically.
Logistics, Fee & Delivery Requirements
Duration: 2.0 hour basic program -OR- 3.0 hour full program | Age Range: 8-Adult | Participants: 10-30 | Cost: Starting at $249 for 2 hours ; $269 for 3 hours | Requirements: Video Projector with HDMI port and speakers ; 2 large tables for presenter's items ; 10 medium tables with 4 chairs each for hands-on stations ; 1.0 hour setup and breakdown times ; additional travel charges may apply. Contact for details.
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