Festival alumna Zoe Meagher plugs in at Melbourne Museum’s May Smartbar, Retro Futurism, remounting her 2012 festival work, Goodbye, CSIRAC. Past and future technologies collide as Zoe leads a retro-scifi tour into the guts of the Museum, uncovering the true story of CSIRAC, “Australia’s first computer”. As lights blink and paper tape whirrs, the forgotten history of female computer operators just might summon the mysterious Ghost of Computers Past…A love letter to 1960s computing and sci-fi, Goodbye, CSIRAC commemorates the things – and people – we forget when technologies become obsolete.
2 May 2013
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