Odyssey: Computers—A History of the Machines That Power the Modern World

Today, it is extremely difficult to go even short periods of time without interacting with a computer. Examples abound: the phones in our pockets, traffic lights, electricity generation, implantable medical devices. Although many people depend on computers all day every day, how they work is often neglected. From mechanical computing machines to the modern devices that surround us, and even where they may go next, this course will look at what they are and how they came to be.

914.597.01 Homewood campus
Wednesday, April 3 to May 8, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $149

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80 percent tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for details.