New York Times bestselling author Rachel Ignotofsky talks tech – Pasadena Weekendr
Vroman’s Live, Vroman’s Bookstore’s live author conversation series, will feature New York Times illustrator, designer and best-selling author Rachel Ignotofsky on Wednesday, May 18, as she discusses her book, “The History of the Computer: People, Inventions, and The Technology that Changed the World”, a remarkably illustrated overview of the computing machines that changed the world – from the abacus to the smartphone – and the people who made them!
This event is virtual on Crowdcast and can be viewed for free.
Computers are everywhere and have impacted the lives of many people in many ways. But who created them and why? How have they transformed the way people interact with our environment and each other? Filled with accessible information, fun facts and discussion starters, “The History of the Computer” is an art-filled book that takes you from the ancient world to the present day, focusing on important inventions, from the first known counting systems to the sophisticated algorithms behind the AI.
The book also introduces a wide range of key players and creators – from An Wang and Margaret Hamilton to Steve Jobs and Sir Tim Berners-Lee – and sheds light on their goals, intentions and the impact of their inventions.
“This entertaining and educational journey will help you understand our most important machines and how we can use them to improve our way of life,” says a description from publisher, Ten Speed Press. “You’ll never look at your phone the same way again!”
To reserve your spot on the Crowdcast stream, visit https://www.crowdcast.io/e/
Santa Barbara-based Rachel Ignotofsky is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art’s graphic design program and previously worked as a senior designer and illustrator at Hallmark Greetings. His work is mainly inspired by history and science.
For more information, call (626) 449-5320 or visit www.vromansbookstore.com/