[SIGCIS-Members] ENIAC events this month at Penn (Feb 15 & 16), Maryland (Feb 18), and UW Milwaukee (Feb 23)

Thomas Haigh thaigh at computer.org
Wed Feb 10 12:44:48 PST 2016



There are a few ENIAC-related events coming up around its 70th anniversary
and the launch of our new MIT Press book ENIAC In Action: Making and
Remaking the Modern Computer. (Which you can read more about on the MIT
Press blog https://mitpress.mit.edu/blog/eniacs-birthday).




*         15 February 2016, University of Pennsylvania. Wu & Chen
Auditorium, Levine Hall 101. 2:30-4:30.  ENIAC 70th Anniversary Event,
Engineering School. Book signing, talk by Thomas Haigh "Working on ENIAC:
Rethinking the Myths of Innovation," and by Mark Priestley "A History of
ENIAC in Three Programs." Followed by a reception and musical performance!
Full program pasted below.

*         February 16, 2016, University of Pennsylvania. History Department
Lounge, College Hall. 12:00-1:30, brown bag with the authors of ENIAC in
Action on "The Many Histories of ENIAC."


*         February 18, 2016, University of Maryland College Park. "Working
on ENIAC: The Lost Labors of the Information Age" with Thomas Haigh & Mark
Priestley. Sponsored by Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
and by Computer Science. Human-Computer Interaction Lab (2105 Hornbake,
South Wing), 12:30-1:30.
<http://mith.umd.edu/?post_type=mith_dialogue&p=16584> Details online.


*         February 23, 2016. University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, Greene
Hall. 2:45-4:45. Talk by Thomas Haigh and book signing, with light
refreshments. RSVP if possible here.



*         May 11, 2016. "The History of ENIAC in Three Programs," with Mark
Priestley. Computer Conservation Society, London. UK.
<http://www.bcs.org/content/conEvent/10076> Details online.


Some events will be happening on April 6 & 7 at Weber State University in
Utah. We’ll post details of all events at http://eniacinaction.com/148-2/ as
they become available rather than repeatedly spam you. 


Best wishes,




ENIAC 70th Anniversary Celebration
Monday, February 15, 2016

We have three featured events that will be accessible to guests throughout
the day.  Each location will be indicated with a balloon bouquet.

ENIAC Suite - Moore 100

Guests are welcome to visit ENIAC at any time throughout the day.  Two
notable additions to the artifact's display are 1) the plaque which
describes ENIAC's history and purpose and 2) the interactive kiosk designed
as a guide and historical reference for guests to explore.

Virtual ENIAC Walk-Through - SIG Center for Computer Graphics, Moore 103

A continuous loop will be on display throughout the day that will give
guests the sense of what it was like to walk around in the room where ENIAC
was created and operated here at The Moore School before relocating to
Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Virginia.

ENIAC in 3D - Additive Lab, Towne Café Space

Guests can watch a 3D model of ENIAC being built from the ground up on three
state-of-the-art 3D color printers.  The printing of the model from start to
finish will take a few hours and completion is estimated around 3pm.

Colloquium – Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall 101

2:30 pm:   "Working on ENIAC:  Rethinking the Myths of Innovation"
Thomas Haigh, Associate Professor of Information Science
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

3:30 pm:   "A History of ENIAC in Three Programs"
Mark Priestley, Independent Researcher

4:15 pm:    Book Signing, Levine Lobby
"ENIAC in Action: Making and Remaking of the Modern Computer"  
Thomas Haigh, Mark Priestley
MIT Press 

4:30 pm:    Reception, Levine Lobby

5:15 pm:    "The Counterparts" - A Capella group will perform songs from the
WWII era




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