Alison Nash and Shawn Reeves: Museum of 20th-Century IT

A multimedia presentation featuring the personal collection of two Gen-Xers, this exhibition incorporates functioning computers, slide show viewers, personal computing devices, and visual displays—both print and digital. Information technology devices from 1981 to 2000 inform this retrospective conversation between design and computing. In this exploration of the physical history of information technology, some objects are classified as cutting edge design or functional innovations; others feature graphic or design software that served as visualization tools. Themes of the exhibition include the history of the Apple Macintosh as a design object, portability, and the Commodore Amiga computer's tools and software related to visualization, drafting, and music.