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Henry E Lowood

Henry E Lowood (650) 723-4602
Personal bio
Henry Lowood is curator for history of science & technology collections and film & media collections at Stanford University. After being trained in the history of science and technology and receiving his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, over a period of more than twenty-five years he has combined interests in history, technological innovation and the history of digital games and simulations to head several long-term projects at Stanford, including How They Got Game: The History and Culture of Interactive Simulations and Videogames in the Stanford Humanities Lab, the Silicon Valley Archives in the Stanford University Libraries and the Machinima Archives and Archiving Virtual Worlds collections hosted by the Internet Archive. He is leading Stanford's work on game and virtual world preservation in the Preserving Virtual Worlds project funded by the U.S. Library of Congress and the Institute for Museum and Library services. He is also the author of numerous articles and essays on the history of Silicon Valley and the development of digital game technology and culture. With Michael Nitsche, he edited The Machinima Reader for MIT Press (2011) and recently guest-edited a volume of IEEE Annals of the History of Computing on the history of computers and games.

Currently teaching
MTL 390: Qualifying Paper (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
MTL 398: Graduate Independent Study (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
MTL 399: Reading for Orals (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
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