General information


Seminar Learning Objectives

In this seminar, students will:


Credit/No Credit, graded on participation and a short assignment. For more details, see the assignment page.

Schedule and Readings

You are expected to have read and considered the assigned readings prior to class, as the in-class discussions are a critical component of this course. Reading materials will be updated as the course progresses.

Date Topic Speaker(s) Reading(s)
Jan 7th Course Introduction Melissa Hovik & Remy Wang
Jan 15th ONAG: On Nature and Games Remy Wang
Jan 22nd Computer Graphics - A Historical Overview David Kasik
Jan 29th Computer Graphics - Lessons Learned from Industry David Kasik
Feb 5th Programming Languages Dan Grossman & Doug Woos
(No class Tuesday, Field Trip Saturday Feb 16th!) Field Trip to the Living Computer Museum
Feb 19th History of Information Technology Ed Lazowska
Feb. 26th History of Quantum Computing Michael Beverland (MSR)
March 5th History of Ethics in Computing Alan Borning
March 12th Cyber Security David Aucsmith