Challenge 2 “A Historians Game”

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jib3hy8pc692kbg/challenge2.html?dl=0

Enjoy!

The Preface does entail quotes that are not mine :)

Bibliography:

Christiansen, Peter ‘Dwarf Norad: A Glimpse of Counterfactual Computing History’ Play the Past August 6 2014 http://www.playthepast.org/?p=4892

Roberts, Geoffrey (2006). Stalin’s Wars: From World War to Cold War, 1939–1953. Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-11204-1

McMahon, Robert (2003). The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280178-3.

Njolstad, Olav (2004). The Last Decade of the Cold War. Routledge. ISBN 0-7146-8371-X.

Challenge #2

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvn7g22ksvs1m1m/If%20computers%20were%20made%20by%20historians%202.html?dl=0

I am posting this here as a link because the embedding doesn’t work. I designed this twine to show what computers could have developed into if historians had designed them instead of the military. It features lots of pay walls and relies more on story building instead of images, sounds, and videos to build the experience of using a computer.

Challenge 2 Posts

Antecedents (read the intros; the math will hurt):

Shannon, C. A Mathematical Theory of Communication  Reprinted with corrections from The Bell System Technical Journal, Vol. 27, pp. 379–423, 623–656, July, October, 1948. http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/ms/what/shannonday/shannon1948.pdf

Turing, Alan Mathison. “On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem.” J. of Math 58 (1936): 345-363. http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/Turing_Paper_1936.pdf

Cold War (watch this entire lecture):

1980s:

Dillon, Roberto. The golden age of video games : the birth of a multi-billion dollar industry CRC Press, c2011. Available in our library, read online. introduction, first section.

Christiansen, Peter ‘Dwarf Norad: A Glimpse of Counterfactual Computing History’ Play the Past August 6 2014 http://www.playthepast.org/?p=4892

Craft:

A Twine that imagines what an ENIAC developed to serve the needs of historians might’ve looked like, ie explore Christiansen’s argument.