Presentation Title

History of Computing

Presenter Information

Alexander RoseFollow

Major

Computer Science

Anticipated Graduation Year

Fall 2021

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

Our goal, with Professor George K. Thiruvathukal and Professor David Dennis, is to synthesize the field of Computer Science and Cultural History. We aim to go beyond the traditional narratives of computational historiography, in which linear technological developments are focused upon.

Instead, it seeks to provide a more fulfilling explanation of this history, by explaining the cultural aspects that led to the information age, while also showing a clear timeline of significant developments in the sphere of computing. To that end, my research will focus on creating a companion visualization to Professo Thiruvathukal and Professor Dennis’s forthcoming textbook.

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Loyola Software Systems Laboratory

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History of Computing

Our goal, with Professor George K. Thiruvathukal and Professor David Dennis, is to synthesize the field of Computer Science and Cultural History. We aim to go beyond the traditional narratives of computational historiography, in which linear technological developments are focused upon.

Instead, it seeks to provide a more fulfilling explanation of this history, by explaining the cultural aspects that led to the information age, while also showing a clear timeline of significant developments in the sphere of computing. To that end, my research will focus on creating a companion visualization to Professo Thiruvathukal and Professor Dennis’s forthcoming textbook.