Researchers had a rare opportunity to peek “under the hood” of the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ two Enigma machines, opening the World War II-era machines to photograph their carefully-crafted interiors and to locate and record the serial numbers printed on their rotors.
The people, collections, and services that support the University Libraries’ mission to build, steward, and enhance the information environment of CMU.
Considered one of the most innovative, daring and independent filmmakers to come out of the post-World War II generation, Stanley Kubrick inspired many of our current motion picture auteurs, such as Steven Spielberg (whose film "A.I: Artificial Intelligence" was originally a Kubrick production), Martin Scorsese (who owns several original Kubrick 35mm prints in his exhaustive film library) and CMU Alumnus George A. Romero (who cited Kubrick’s "Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" as one of his top ten films of all time).
Andrew Meade McGee is the University Libraries’ CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Science and Computing. An historian by training, he specializes in the political, cultural, technology, and business history of the twentieth century United States, with a particular focus on the history of the information society.
You previously served as visiting faculty in the History Department before going to the Library of Congress. What brought you back to CMU?
On July 20th, 1969, an estimated 600 million people witnessed the live broadcast of the first manned lunar landing known as Apollo 11. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left the lunar module to become the first human beings to step foot on the moon, while Command Module Pilot Michael Collins stayed in orbit. This was the first of many historic events to take place on the moon that day. Armstrong’s left foot was the first human footprint left on a lunar surface, while the first meal eaten on the Moon consisted of four bacon squares, three sugar cookies, peaches, pin
Mirae Kim, a former Posner intern who holds a holds a master’s degree in arts management from the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, was recently recognized with the 2018 Award for Outstanding Article in the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2017) by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).
Can a dozen artists, technologists, and scholars collaborate with each other and with machines to produce a readable, interesting story in under 12 hours?
With the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry acting as his temporary home base, bestselling author and technologist Robin Sloan led a pop-up writing collective of students, artists, and scholars through a three-day experiment of generative fiction.
Librarian Huajin Wang joined the University Libraries in 2017. A cell biologist by training, with more than 10 years of research experience, she is also a member of the AIDR 2019 Program Committee.
What is AIDR 2019?
AIDR stands for Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse. It is a conference that aims to bring together everyone whose work is related to using AI or machine learning to facilitate data discovery and reuse. It takes place May 13-15 at Simmons Auditorium at Carnegie Mellon University.
One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
- Friedrich Nietzsche