Ever wonder about the history of the punchcard?
The punchcard exhibit starts with a Jacquard Loom, one of the earliest uses of punched cards, which helped to make woven fabric more affordable. Herman Hollerith’s invention of electromechanical processing of cards tabulated data for the 1890 census. The @IBM family of punch card machines was used for data processing and record-keeping across many industries and academia. Punched cards were even used for matchmaking at the University of Iowa in 1963!
Come learn more about this history and punch your own souvenir card on an original IBM 029 to take home during the demo.
Saturday, 2 – 4 PM, free with museum membership or admission.
Synthesizing SoundsSaturday, October 14, 12 – 4 PM
Atlanta Synthesizer Club will be at Computer Museum of America to “show and tell” neat music-making machines. All sorts of synthesizers – from vintage monoliths to modern modular and unique DIY instruments – will be on display. If you’ve ever been curious about synthesizers or are already an enthusiast, this is the chance to meet up with friendly folks and explore the weird and wonderful world of electronic instruments hands-on.
Atlanta Synthesizer Club can be found on Facebook
and Discord https://discord.gg/hwuk8hnHju .
Event is free with museum membership or admission.
Talking Tech at CMoA is a presenter series for all ages. From 15 to 105, you will enjoy a wide array of topics in Tech happening today from industry insiders.
This month’s speaker is Prof. Aaron Lanterman from GATech. He will be discussing the evolution of digital computing and music synthesis.
“In the 1960s, recording studios were entirely analog. Today, it’s commonplace for music to be created entirely on a laptop. We will explore early applications of digital computing to music synthesis, sampling, and effects processing: Fairlights, Synclaviers, Lexicons, and Don Buchla’s pioneering work.”
Talking Tech begins at 2 PM on October 14th. Prof. Lanterman’s talk accompanies demonstrations from the Atlanta Synthesizer Club from 12 – 4 PM in our Rotunda. The talk and demos are free for members or with museum admission.
Get ready to experience the ultimate Museum After Hours for tech enthusiasts! Join us on Thursday, October 26th from 5:30-9 PM at Computer Museum of America (CMoA) for an unforgettable evening featuring the first showing of the new exhibit, Chips: Powering the Modern World.
With over 150 chips artfully configured and framed highlighting advancements in the electronics industry from 1940 to 2020, you will be amazed at how beautifully this exhibit weaves together the realms of art and technology and explores that dynamic intersection. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of the incredible advancements that have shaped our modern world.
Music will be provided by Michelle Winters, a classic violinist turned pop and rock performer. “Michelle absolutely loves being the life of the party and adores playing music from Led Zeppelin to Lady Gaga.”
So, don’t miss out on this extraordinary Museum After-Hours event at CMoA. Experience an evening filled with wonder, beauty, and a whole lot of fun!
Thank you to our sponsor, LGE Community Credit Union for sponsoring the 2023 Museum After-Hours events.
Members can attend at no cost but must register with promo code.
Tickets are $25.00 if purchased in advance.
Limited tickets at the door are $30.00.
This 21+ event features live music, a cash bar, lite ‘bytes’, and full access to CMoA’s exhibits including Chips: Powering the World.
for this fun evening.
CMoA members may attend this event at no cost.
Individual members may reserve one ticket
Dual, Individual plus one, or
Family members may reserve two tickets
Supporting members may reserve four tickets
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