Collaboration is at the heart of the cutting-edge research and teaching that has put Carnegie Mellon University at the forefront of technological and social innovation. In the day-to-day workflow of research, this can mean the sharing of ideas or the results of analyses that come from spontaneous conversations with benchmates and office neighbors. Teaching is often a naturally collaborative endeavor as well, with students working together in the classroom and on client-based experiential projects.
How do you honor Carnegie Mellon University’s unique and most beloved tradition as it marks its centennial? A team from the University Libraries and the Entertainment Technology Center created “Nuts, Bolts, & Wheels: 100 Years of Buggy,” a new history of the sport and an engaging preview of what’s to come when they complete their artistic vision.
Carnegie Mellon University is well-known for its work in computing technology, but how did that legacy begin? In fall 2019, an interdisciplinary class of CMU students traced the history of computing at the university, which culminated in an exhibit in the Gates and Hillman centers.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit in a lecture from Nobel Prize winner, Turing Award recipient, and artificial intelligence expert Herb Simon? Attendees at the June 11 event "The Power of Pioneers: Preserving CMU's Computer Science Videotape Collection," hosted by the University Libraries and the School of Computer science, had the opportunity to do exactly that, thanks to a vintage recording that has recently been digitized.
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Special Collections at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries continues to grow distinctive and unique holdings relating to the history of science and technology with the recent addition of two AT&T Mod II Picturephones.
Hey Datascapers! Full disclosure: today’s blog post is going to be short and sweet, as a transformer blew in our neighborhood causing everyone to lose power, so I’m working against the clock (i.e. my computer battery) to make sure readers get their regularly scheduled, high-quality Tartan Datascapes content! It’s going to be a tough job, but it’s worth it for all you awesome readers.
This spring the University Archives launched a new Vimeo channel to highlight and provide online access to some of the remarkable audiovisual holdings in our collections. Over the coming months we will continue to add newly and previously digitized content from the university’s history. The new site will also be the future home of recordings from the CMU Oral History Program.
Truevine : Two Brothers, A Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest : a true story of the Jim Crow South, by Beth Macy (NY: Little, Brown and Company, 2016)
“Their world was so blindingly white that the brothers had to squint to keep from crying. On a clear day, it hurt just to open their eyes. They blinked constantly, trying to make out the hazy objects in front of them, their brows furrowed and their eyes darting from side to side…”