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"Time After Time" – Times of Computers and Computing

Symposium at the Vintage Computing Festival Berlin 2015
3rd of October 2015, 09:30 – 19:00
Humboldt University, Berlin
Pergamon-Palais, Room 0.01 (Medientheater)
Contact: stefan.hoeltgen@vcfb.de

Call for applications

The call for applications is available in German.


Saturday, 3rd of October
TimeLectures in the Medientheater
09:30 - 10:00Welcoming
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ernst und Dr. Stefan Höltgen
10:00 - 11:00Time Invaders – Zeit(ge)schichten in Computer(spiele)n
Dr. Stefan Höltgen
11:00 - 12:00Auf der Suche nach der berechneten Zeit. Zeitschichten in einem zellulären Automaten
Thomas Nückel, BA und Christoph Borbach, BA
12:00 - 13:00Captain Crunch History
John T. Draper
13:00 - 14:00Lunch break
14:00 - 15:00Time affects. Human-computer-synchronizations
Dr. Jan Claas van Treeck
15:00 - 16:00On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Modelleisenbahn: Turing Train Terminal
David Moises
16:00 - 16:30Coffee break
16:30 - 17:30Computerprogrammierung zwischen Rechner- und Gehirnzyklen
Prof. Dr. Niels Pinkwart
17:30 - 19:00Opening the Door to Cyberspace – Social Media Roots of Personal Computing 1973 - 1975
Lee Felsenstein


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ernst und Dr. Stefan Höltgen (Berlin)

Captain Crunch History

I will like to talk about my early contact with Steve, and my very first Apple II and how I hacked it to "piggyback" more 1k RAMs to get 12k of RAM, and the phone interface board from what I remember of it, and also my return from jail, and how I ported FORTH onto the Apple II, and how I was able to interface FORTH with 6502 assembly language using the mini-assembler, sorting all those "Forward" address calculations, and the beginnings of Easywriter development for Apple II and at that time, Andy Hertzfield was a UC Berkeley student, and he had weekly tech gatherings at the Lawrance Hall of Science in Berkeley, and even though I was serving jail time (work furlough) how I was alllowed to attend these meetings and the 4th West Coast Computer Faire. John T. Draper (Las Vegas)

Time affects. Human-computer-synchronizations

Music and sound are omnipresent companions of computer and electronic games. Often understood as an equivalent to film scores their role oscillates between pure ornament and a tool for additional "pacing" of actions and plot. Image and sound should thus usually correspond. But on a purely physiological level music creates bodily effects in the player, effects that are possibly beyond the reach of the player‘s rational control over himself – they create measurable affects – via music the players body is physiologically connected to the gaming system. The music plays with the player‘s body – for the better or the worse in terms of the game. The talk presents both a critical introduction into research conducted on body-music-synchronizations and discusses the results of a recent study on the physiological and psychological effects of music and computer games. Dr. Jan Claas van Treeck (Berlin)

Opening the Door to Cyberspace – Social Media Roots of Personal Computing 1973 - 1975

Lee Felsenstein is an American computer engineer who played a central role in the development of the personal computer. He was one of the original members of the Homebrew Computer Club and the designer of the Osborne 1, the first mass-produced portable computer. Before the Osborne, Felsenstein designed the Intel 8080 based "SOL" computer from Processor Technology, the PennyWhistle modem, and other early "S-100 bus" era designs. His shared-memory alphanumeric video display design, the Processor Technology VDM-1 video display module board, was widely copied and became the basis for the standard display architecture of personal computers. Many of his designs were leaders in reducing costs of computer technologies for the purpose of making them available to large markets. His work featured a concern for the social impact of technology and was influenced by the philosophy of Ivan Illich. Felsenstein was the engineer for the Community Memory project, one of the earliest attempts to place networked computer terminals in public places to facilitate social interactions among individuals, in the era before the commercial Internet. (Wikipedia) Lee Felsenstein (Mountain View)

More information about the lectures is available in German.

Organizer: Department of Media Science (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ernst)
Moderation: Dr. Stefan Höltgen and Dr. Jan Claas van Treeck
Assistence: Jana Pauls

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