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HMT Final

PART 1: Practical
The book “the Innovators” has introduced us to an amazing narrative about the creation of the digital Revolution. We have only skimmed the surface of the rich stories that Walter Isaacson has pulled together and for the final, we will go into more depth. Choose any of the chapters in the book.

Explore the particular chapter in detail, focusing on the main characters and plot lines. What did you find to be the most interesting story and character in that particular chapter? Did it change your perception about innovation, collaboration, and creation? How?

Please respond in 550 words with at least 3 sources.

PART 2: Creative
Apply “poetical science” to your selection above. I want to see your intersection of Art and Technology as a response. Picture, Infographic, video, song, photography, poem, etc.
No more than a page (written), 5 minutes (media), etc.

DUE: April 26. 2017

HOMEWORK: (Make sure all assignments complete by 04/19)
1. We mentioned “Poetic Science”. What does it mean to you?
Answer by reading BOTH poems above. Answer using imagination, art and technology.

2. Watch the following:
– Metropolis (1927)
Create a vision of the future using the film as a reference point. Be creative (music, story, video, infograph etc.)

3. Answer: If men had realized how significant programming was, would they have let women do it? Who is a woman in technology or the intersection of technology and art that you admire the most? Answer creatively…

4. WATCH: Ex Machina.
Answer: What would the sequel to the movie be? Vengeful Cyborg? Hero? Boss battle? More human than human? Answer creatively.

5. Due 03/15:
So far, we have covered many different individuals who have contributed greatly to the development of MODERN computing and technology. Some are interesting characters hidden in the chapters, that we have not directly covered due to time constraints.

For your mid-term, please select a Person (from the reading), device (transistor, microchip, vacuum tube). or artist that best encompasses the idea of “Poetical Science” as described in the reading and in our class discussions. Give reasons to support your answer in 300 words with visuals.

6. Watch: “Rise of the Video Game” and Explore.
Which game has been the most influential game ever created, in your opinion?

7. ASSIGNMENT: Read ““As We May Think”. Imagine that you are a young person interested in HAM radios and electronics in 1945 and you read this article. How would you imagine the future? Answer creatively.

8. ANSWER: Are you team Jobs or team Gates? Why?

HMT 11: Software 04/04/17

Big Ed
Popular Electronics
Bill and Paul
Teletype with me
Slug
What is OS?
PDP-10 OS
Bill in his own Words…
Star is born?
Oh Bill
Bad Bill
Digital Rev ’75
Stevie & Stevie
Blue Box
Atari dreams
Apple I
Sol, Commodore, Apple II
What is Application?
IBM PC
XEROX Alto paves the way
MAC
Windows 1
Linux rule da world

Nerds in style
Change in culture?
In Movies, there has been a change
Killers
New Rock stars?
Godfather geeks, in the media

Assignment:
READ: Ch. 10: Online
ANSWER: Are you team Jobs or team Gates? Why?

HMT 10: The Personal Computer 03/29/17

Lo
Time Shares
What he thinks
Phreak Out!!
Before they were legit
My first Podcast
hippies wanted
technotribalism
Festival of ideas
Man and Mouse
The Mother of all demos
Dynabook
XEROX Alto
Big Ed Model kits
Popular Electronics
Altair 8800 by MITS
Window into the future

Blame the Hippies
Mr. Anti-totaliaran and legacy
Just add ACID
Heading into the PC era
Pushing the boundaries
Augmented vs AI

ASSIGNMENT: Read ““As We May Think”. Imagine that you are a young person interested in HAM radios and electronics in 1945 and you read this article. How would you imagine the future? Answer creatively.

HMT 08: Video Games 03/15/17

Where we left off
Gaming
Bertie and Nim
Tennis for 2
Nerd Alert!
AI Students
DEC computer
Stevie R
Inspiration comes in many forms
The Game!
Video Game Industry Pioneer
Computer Space for the masses
His company and that name
First is not always best
Much better!
Birth of an industry

Space Opera in movies.
In Music
In General Entertainment
Video Games are Global
Movies based on Video Games and the ultimate integration
A new kind of Jock
Watch…

Assignment: Chapter 7 – The Internet.
Watch: “Rise of the Video Game” and Explore.
Which game has been the most influential game ever created, in your opinion?

HMT 07: The Microchip 03/01/17

Shockley’s Co
and Shockley himself
Transistors in devices.
need to be smaller
Tyranny of soldering
First chip
Planar Process
Noyce!
The 2 amigos
Chips needed for this
More Incentive
TI to the rescue
the lowly calculator
Still with us, today
His Law
His company
Ted Hoff and his chip
First use
Intel’s commercial chip
Personal v.2
Name Change

INSPIRATION:
Smaller
with science
Rise of Tiny Tech
MIT
Evil microprocessor
The fear of microchip

Mid Term:
Read: Chapter 6 – Video GAmes

Due 03/15:
So far, we have covered many different individuals who have contributed greatly to the development of MODERN computing and technology. Some are interesting characters hidden in the chapters, that we have not directly covered due to time constraints.

For your mid-term, please select a Person (from the reading), device (transistor, microchip, vacuum tube). or artist that best encompasses the idea of “Poetical Science” as described in the reading and in our class discussions. Give reasons to support your answer in 300 words with visuals.