Thursday Oct 24
09:15 –
C 01

Love Letter to the Computer


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Computers surround us in our daily lives, but the most powerful ideas of the future of computing go deep into the history of humans.

In this talk we’ll explore the big ideas of computer science and pay homage to the history, humans and hardware that made the computer possible.

From a jacquard loom maker with his punch cards, an inventor obsessed with cogs and steam, an electrical engineer who combined laws of electrical circuits with eccentric English mathematical logic and countless other philosophers, material scientists, artists, dreamers and tinkerers, we needed humans and their big ideas to build modern computing.

Linda Liukas will talk about how to approach technology from the multi-disciplinary perspective of storytelling, pedagogy and science and how these narratives help change possibilities technology offers for individuals, business and entire countries.