Events

The New Computer Museum hosts events so that the public can enjoy fun and informative computer-based experiences firsthand.

Past Events

Below are some highlights of past events, but this is only a partial list — a full list and updates can be found at the New Computer Museum Meetup.

Food & Beverages@MIT Museum
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 8:20 pm – 10:20 pm
MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Welcome Area, New Computer Museum v. 1.5

Welcome Area, New Computer Museum v. 1.5

NEW Computer Museum VR Ed. Release!
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Champions Sports Bar
50 Broadway, Cambridge,

The New Computer Museum, Virtual Edition was released at a small party of the New Computer Museum Meetup group held in Cambridge on Sunday, October 18th.

Which way to the holodeck?
Friday, August 22, 2014, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Microsoft NERD Center
One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Have you heard? VR is back! Or is it? Is it hype or real? Can you really feel like you are walking around Paris, Egypt, the Moon or Mars from the comfort of your very own chair? Attendees found out, and better yet, got to try it themselves! They also heard about the past, present and future of the VR industry in this area and even learned how they could make your own VR experiences.
Schedule: 6 pm Welcome & Demos, 7 pm Presentation by Mary Hopper, 8 pm Final Demos
New Computer Museum Meetup event page …

Helpful background links for this event…
http://www.cosma.org/virtual+reality
http://www.cosma.org/virtual+reality+gear
http://www.cosma.org/Oculus+Rift

Boston VR Meetup
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 6:00 pm – 9 pm
hack/reduce
275 Third Street, Cambridge, MA

We took some of our best demos to the New VR Hardware and Demos event.
http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Virtual-Reality

Immersion 2014
Friday – Sunday, June 6 – 8, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Digital Den took their Immersive Interfaces exhibit to this year’s Immersive Education Initiative’s conference hosted by The Getty (J. Paul Getty Museum) and Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and the Western USA Chapter of the Immersive Education Initiative (iED West).
http://summit.immersiveeducation.org

Greater Boston Cultural Convening
Thursday & Friday, May 8 & 9, 2014, 10 am – 6:30 pm
The Strand Theatre
543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA

Dr. Hopper participated in the panel New Urban Narratives & Technologies.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/665359

Computer Museums: Here and there, now & then…
Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4, 2014
Vintage Computing Festival Southeast 2.0, Roswell, GA
Dr. Hopper presented at VCF Southeast 2.0 which is sponsored by the Atlanta Historical Computing Society and Computer Museum of America.
http://www.vintage.org/2014/southeast/

Digital Arts Preservation in the Northeast
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:30 pm
Boston Cyberarts Gallery
141 Green St, Boston, MA
A panel of experts discussed what could be possible and worthwhile for the New Computer Museum to do specifically in the area of the history of digital arts. This event was being held in collaboration with Art Technology New England and Boston Cyberarts.
http://atne.org/events/

Children’s Machines
Friday, April 4 – Sunday, April 6, 2014
InfoAge Science Center
2201 Marconi Road, Wall, NJ
The NEW Computer Museum went to Vintage Computer Festival East 9.1 and showed the newly updated and expanded Children’s Machines exhibit!
https://newcomputermuseum.org/2014/04/10/vcf-9-1/

New Computer Museum Event Microsoft NERD Center, March 19

New Computer Museum Sampler, Evening Update & Social
Friday, March 14, 2014, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Microsoft NERD Center 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
The evening started with a brief presentation followed by playtime with a sample of collections provided by a variety of exhibitors. This event was designed for dedicated supporters and stakeholders as well as newcomers and students.
https://newcomputermuseum.org/2014/03/23/sampler/

Computer Museums: here & there, now & then…
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Microsoft NERD Center
One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

This was a test drive a new meeting location (it was warm and had great views!). Mary Hopper also shared the results of the year long survey of computer museums and vintage collections. The group then recessed to Champions at the Marriott in Kendall Sq. for beer and conversation sponsored by Adam Rosen of The Vintage Mac Museum.
https://newcomputermuseum.org/2014/01/07/hny-meetup/

Playtime@Digital-Den
Saturday, December 14th, 2013, noon – 1 pm
Metropolitan Storage
134 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Hands-on demos of Digital Den’s extensive Interface Collection were available for the public to experience, and the brand new Oculus Rift was even up and running!

NEW Computer Museum Brunch Meetup/Update
Saturday, November 16th, 2013, 11 am – 1 pm
Asgard Irish Pub, 11 am – noon
350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Metropolitan Storage, noon – 1 pm
134 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Boston Tech Breakfast Meetup
Friday, November 8, 2013, 8 am
Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
http://www.meetup.com/Boston-TechBreakfast/

NEW Computer Museum Launch Party
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 5 pm – 9 pm
1st Exhibit 5-7 pm
Launch Party 7-9 pm
Middlesex Lounge Restaurant
315 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge

Digital Den’s primary activity in 2013 was taking the lead in facilitating the creation and launch of a NEW Computer Museum in the Boston/Cambridge area, and we sponsored the NEW Computer Museum Launch Party in October.

See press release…
See photos of event…

Digital-Den@Metropolitan Open Hours
Digital Den also hosted open hours from July to December 2013 —
the specific dates and times can still be found in the blog.

News
Sponsor & Developer
Digital Den

http://digital-den.org/