"How should museums display and interpret our computing history and culture? A computing exhibition raises a number of issues: more than any other technology, computers impact on all our lives, though few of us really understand how they actually work; museums have traditionally dealt with material culture, but increasingly computers are about ephemeral applications, software and data; computers are the ultimate technical machine, but it's their 'congealed social relations' that really brings them to life.
This talk will unpack some of issues surrounding the creation of a new computing gallery at the Science Museum, presenting some of the approaches and possible forms of interpretation."
About the speaker: Dr Tilly Blyth is Curator of Computing and Information at the Science Museum...
Official Website: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/events/details.cfm?id=181
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