Content Categorized ‘history of technology’

SHOT report

Posted on October 22, 2009 under history of technology, me | 1 Comment

I had a lovely time in Pittsburgh last weekend with a crowd of historians of technology.  Here, the highlights of the conference from a Suzanne perspective.  140 character highlights can be found by searching the #shot09 hashtag (which was mostly me).  


Posted on October 12, 2009 under history of technology, me, michigan, museums

I’ve been having a busy fall; you can see some of the results on the museum’s blog and some will be announced later.  I’ll be making the rounds of some fall conferences, so here’s the details: 10/15 (this Thursday):  I’ll be poking my head in at the Michigan Museums Association conference in Ann Arbor before […]

Women on the key (for Ada Lovelace Day)

Posted on March 24, 2009 under history of technology | 3 Comments

Today is Ada Lovelace Day,  “an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology.”  Thousands of folks all over the webs are celebrating women technologists.  Ada Lovelace, of course, was the world’s first programmer, working with Babbage and his analytical engine.  (Here’s Kate Beaton’s version of the story.)   To observe […]

Museums and superstruct

Posted on September 27, 2008 under history of technology, LAMW2.0, museums

Are you excited for Superstruct? The massively multiplayer online game about building the future will be up in a few weeks (Oct 6) though the story is up now. The game, to be played in familiar internet spaces, is, according to organizer Institute for the Future, based on scenarios of the near future in 2019: […]

Gendered Bits and other news from CBI

Posted on July 21, 2008 under history of technology, minnesota | 1 Comment

The Charles Babbage Institute at the U of M has a great exhibit up now, Gendered Bits: Identities, Artifacts and Practices in Computing, put up in conjunction with their recent conference on gender, history and computing.  (See some pictures) The exhibit is superawesome and will be up till July 23rd at Andersen Hall on the […]

Links for 11/12

Posted on November 12, 2007 under history of technology, minnesota, museums

Museums, conferences, St Paul, séances, battles of the French and Indian War?  You had to be there. John Scalzi tours the Creation Museum. See the WorldCat servers in person! Missed MCN? (I did!)  Here’s tons of notes and slides from a session run by Nik Honeysett on “Museum Directors and IT Professionals.” Missed TCART?  (I […]

More SHOT reports

Posted on October 26, 2007 under history of medicine, history of technology, SHOT2007 | 2 Comments

I’ve found just a few other reports of SHOT, one from Ecorover, who went on the Harper’s Ferry tour with Roe Smith (awesome), and one from Dictatorship of the Air, a Soviet historian whose paper was misconstrued by the audience.  I’m puzzled that I can’t find any other posts on the meeting–are there so few […]

Metablogging for 10/26

Posted on October 26, 2007 under blogs, history of technology | 1 Comment

A new blog on the history of computing and IT:  my pal Stephanie at the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota Libraries has started a blog for the CBI, featuring news about their collections and activities.  I’ve been working for the CBI on a project, and can attest to the fact that they […]

SHOT Report

Posted on October 22, 2007 under history of technology, museums, SHOT2007

I made it back to the Cities in one piece after a pleasant (though rainy) weekend in DC.  Some highlights of the meeting/trip: My friend’s apartment was around the corner from the place Fighting Bob LaFollette lived when he was a senator, in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. The TEMSIG (technology museum group) lunch meeting was […]

My schedule at SHOT

Posted on October 18, 2007 under history of technology, me, SHOT2007

I’ll be at SHOT this weekend (the annual conference of the Society for the History of Technology) in DC.  I’ve never been to SHOT except when the meeting was co-located with HSS, so I’m excited to go to a new meeting and meet new folks.  A friend is in town for a different conference, and […]