Which came first - the Code or the Computer?

Speaker: Dr. Jochen Viehoff
Date: Thu 21thNovember 2013
Time: 14:30

Fellows Library of the Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

About the seminar

Whereas the hardware story of the modern digital computer is rather straight forward, the development of algorithms and software for "programmable" machines is less intuitive and sometimes underestimated. This talk aims to light up some unexpected, speculative or humorous issues from the history of hardware and software and follows a pictorial route through the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum in Paderborn.

About the speaker

Jochen Viehoff, born in 1968 in Wuppertal, Germany. Study of Physics at the Univerity of Wuppertal. Postdoc studies at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. Curator at the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF) in Paderborn and since September 2013 director of the HNF, the worldwide largest computer museum.

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