Advent of Computers – Alan Turing

Advent of Computers – Alan Turing

Alan Turing (1912-1954) Alan Turing, in full Alan Mathison Turing, (born June 23, 1912, London, England—died June 7, 1954, Wilmslow, Cheshire), British mathematician and logician, who made major contributions to mathematics, cryptanalysis, logic, philosophy, and...

Week 1-2

Lascaux cave paintings – 15,000-17,000 BCE http://www.lascaux.culture.fr/?lng=en Petroglyphs – 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, if not earlier http://www.ancestral.com/meaning.html   Ishango Bone – approximately 20,000-25,000 years ago...

Week 3-4

Gutenberg -German inventor Johannes Gutenberg developed a method of movable type and used it to create one of the Western world’s first major printed books, the “Forty-Two-Line” Bible. Process – link to Gutenberg process of printing.     Claude...

Week 5-6

Italian Renaissance “Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish.” —Michelangelo Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni Painter, sculptor, architect and poet Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 6, 1475 to February 18, 1564) is...

Week 7-8

Edison – (1847-1931) Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the practical incandescent electric light bulb and the phonograph. A savvy businessman, he held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions.   Who Was Thomas Edison? Thomas Alva Edison...

How type is made

Casting Metal Type from Dave Keyes on Vimeo. Traditional letterpress printing requires physical letters, cast from metal or carved from wood, which get inked and pressed into paper to make a print. In the next two blog posts, we’ll take an introductory look into how...
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