Calendar of Events at CMoA

Mar
4
Sat
Meet Typewriter Tom
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet Typewriter Tom

Want to try out a vintage typewriter and get a sense of what keyboards were like before computer keyboards? Can you type on a manual typewriter faster than you can tap out a message on your device? Experience how the keyboards felt and sounded before the machine was ever connected to electricity. See if you can identify some common keys on keyboards of today that were not on earlier models. Visit Computer Museum of America on today from 12 – 5 PM and try out a few units and meet typewriter subject matter expert Tom Rehkopf.

Free with museum admission.

Punch Card Machine Demo
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Punch Card Machine Demo

Punched cards were widely used throughout much of the 20th century in various industries for record keeping and data processing. Machines used punched cards for data input, output, and storage. Come learn more about how punched card machines were used and punch your own souvenir card on an original IBM 29 to take home during the demo, this Saturday from 2PM – 4PM!

Mar
5
Sun
Meet Typewriter Tom
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet Typewriter Tom

Want to try out a vintage typewriter and get a sense of what keyboards were like before computer keyboards? Can you type on a manual typewriter faster than you can tap out a message on your device? Experience how the keyboards felt and sounded before the machine was ever connected to electricity. See if you can identify some common keys on keyboards of today that were not on earlier models. Visit Computer Museum of America on today from 12 – 5 PM and try out a few units and meet typewriter subject matter expert Tom Rehkopf.

Free with museum admission.

Mar
9
Thu
BYTE – A Night of Cuisine, Cocktails, and Computers
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
BYTE – A Night of Cuisine, Cocktails, and Computers

Raise a glass for Computer Museum of America (CMoA) at the second annual BYTE fundraiser. Enjoy dinner bytes, beverages from a hosted bar, live music by The Bourbon Brothers, and exclusive access to the Museum during this event including a new temporary exhibit, They Made What? Surprising Products from Innovative Companies. It’s a fun look at times tech companies explored a new business, released an unexpected product, or were simply too early with an idea. Did you know IBM once produced a coffee grinder?

Mar
11
Sat
SciTech Saturday – Create a Pi Day Bracelet
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
SciTech Saturday - Create a Pi Day Bracelet

Do you know a curious kid? You know, the one that always asks the why? what? and how? behind everyday things. SciTech Saturdays are here to satisfy some of their curiosity.

In honor of Pi Day on 3-14, make a Pi bracelet to remember the digits of Pi out to 20 places. This activity with CMoA’s Education and Public Programs Manager is sure to be educational (shhhh) and fun! All ages are welcome. Parents should plan to join in the fun.

Workshops begin at 11AM and have limited seating.

Free with museum admission.

Mar
12
Sun
Talking Tech at CMoA – Adapting the Unspoken: Designing an Improvisational Co-Creative AI Dance Partner
Mar 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

In our National Science Foundation supported research, “Participatory Sensemaking in Embodied Co-Creative Agents”, collaborators from Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State University analyze a dancer’s sensemaking process in an improvisatory dance setting.

This research shines a light on the nuanced and intuitive decisions involved in co-creative dance exchanges. Through this research, we aim to impart invaluable information to design a co-creative artificial intelligence tool to improvise with dancers, while also gaining new perspectives to recognize the deep value of our embodied choices. In this talk, participants will learn about the research taking place between our team of scientists and dance experts and discuss the limitless applications of dance and technology in the realms of learning, training, and creativity.