A History of Computing: A History of Ideas

Event Date: 

Friday, January 24, 2003 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • CTL Trailer 932

Matthew Turk

Matthew Turk is a member of the CITS faculty advisory committee. He is currently chair of the Media Arts and Technology department and is a faculty member in the Computer Science department at UC Santa Barbara. Computing has a long history. Modern-day computers are built upon ideas developed over the centuries by mathematicians such as Leibniz, Frege, Boole, Babbage, Hilbert and Turing. In this talk Professor Turk discusses several of the key individuals and their contributions to logic and computing that paved the way for the "universal machines" of today and tomorrow. Originally recorded January 24, 2003 at UC Santa Barbara.