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Title Making the history of computing relevant : IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference, HC 2013, London, UK, June 17-18, 2013, Revised Selected Papers / Arthur Tatnall, Tilly Blyth, Roger Johnson (eds.)
Published Berlin : Springer, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 320 unnumbered pages)
Series IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology ; 416
IFIP advances in information and communication technology ; 416
Contents The Importance of Storytelling in Museums. Exhibiting the Online World: A Case Study / Marc Weber -- Narratives in the History of Computing: Constructing the Information Age Gallery at the Science Museum / Tilly Blyth -- Making History Relevant through the Provision of Education, Stories and Interactive Experiences / Arthur Tatnall and Bill Davey -- Spotlight on Some Key Collections and Their Future Plans. The Heinz Nixdorf Museums Forum, Central Venue for the "History of Computing" / Norbert Ryska and Jochen Viehoff -- The Computers' Collection at the Polytechnic Museum / Marina Smolevitskaya -- Thoughts on Expanding the Audience for Computing History. Making History Relevant: The Case of Computing / Gauthier van den Hove -- "The Internet: A Belgian Story?" The Mundaneum / Delphine Jenart -- Spotlight on Some Research Projects. The Konrad Zuse Internet Archive Project / Julian Röder, Raúl Rojas and Hai Nguyen -- Discovery of Two Historical Computers in Switzerland: Zuse Machine M9 and Contraves Cora and Discovery of Unknown Documents on the Early History of Computing at the ETH Archives / Herbert Bruderer -- The Relevance of Computing Research History -- The Monads-PC: A Case Study / A. Barbara Ainsworth, C. Avram and J. Sheard -- Integrating History with Computer Science Education. Using Old Computers for Teaching Computer Science / Giovanni A. Cignoni and Fabio Gadducci -- Computing: Is There a Future in the Past? / Chris Monk -- Bringing Relevance to Computing Courses through History / John Impagliazzo and Mohammed Samaka -- Using Events from the Past to Inform the Future / Martha E. Crosby -- The Impact of the Microprocessor / Anthony C. Davies
Putting the History of Computing into Different Contexts. The Voice in the Machine: Oral History and Making the Computer Relevant / Thomas Lean -- Telling the Long and Beautiful (Hi)Story of Automation! / Marie d'Udekem-Gevers -- Competing Histories of Technology: Recognizing the Vital Role of International Scientific Communities behind the Innovation of the Internet / Christopher Leslie -- History of Computer Science as an Instrument of Enlightenment / Yakov Fet -- Celebrating Nostalgia for Games -- And Its Potential as Trojan Horse. The Popular Memory Archive: Collecting and Exhibiting Player Culture from the 1980s / Helen Stuckey, Melanie Swalwell and Angela Ndalianis -- Celebrating Nostalgia for Games -- And Its Potential as Trojan Horse -- The Introduction of Computer and Video Games in Museums -- Experiences and Possibilities / Tiia Naskali, Jaakko Suominen and Petri Saarikoski -- The Importance and Challenges of Working Installations. Computer Conservation Society (CCS) -- Its Story and Experience / Roger Johnson -- Museums -- What They Can and Should Be Doing / Charles H. Lindsey -- History, Nostalgia and Software / David Holdsworth -- The Teenage "Baby" on Show / Christopher P. Burton -- Reconstruction Stories. Reconstruction of Konrad Zuse's Z3 / Horst Zuse -- EDSAC Replica Project / Andrew Herbert and David Hartley -- The Harwell Dekatron Computer / Kevin Murrell -- Capturing, Restoring, and Presenting, the Independent Radar Investigation System (IRIS) / Benjamin Trethowan
Summary This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference on the History of Computing, HC 2013, held in London, UK, in June 2013. The 29 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics related to the history of computing and offer a number of different approaches to making this history relevant. These range from discussion of approaches to describing and analyzing the history through storytelling and education to description of various collections, working installations and reconstruction projects. The papers have been organized in the following topical sections: the importance of storytelling in museums; spotlight on some key collections and their future plans; thoughts on expanding the audience for computing history; spotlight on some research projects; integrating history with computer science education; putting the history of computing into different contexts; celebrating nostalgia for games - and its potential as Trojan horse; the importance and challenges of working installations; and reconstruction stories
Notes Includes author index
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Subject Computer science -- History -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Tatnall, Arthur, editor
Blyth, Tilly, editor
Johnson, Roger, editor
ISBN 9783642416507 (electronic bk.)
3642416500 (electronic bk.)
3642416497 (print)
9783642416491 (print)
Other Titles HC 2013