6 pm – reception
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – lecture

The last forty years of computing history have been defined by the ascendance of personal computers, as computers were brought out of laboratories and technology centers and into the purview of the individual user. Computers have become smaller, faster, more powerful, and more complex in their capabilities. In fact, so much has happened so quickly that we often forget just how much our interactions with computers have come to define daily life. Kimon Keramidas will discuss ways of thinking about interfaces as historical objects and encourage us to consider the role of computers in the world around us.

The Interface Design: Forty Years of Personal Computing is curated by Kimon Keramidas, assistant professor and director of the Digital Media Lab at the Bard Graduate Center.