Computer Science in Sculpture

The Computer Science Department at the University of Auckland has three sculptures by New Zealand artist Leigh Christensen each of which has a computer science theme. Mainframe, shown on the right, is a kinetic sculpture that can add two 2 bit binary numbers to give their 3 bit sum.
The three sculptures are described in the video below, with the details of the working logic circuits of Mainframe described fully. If you are in Auckland, you’re welcome to visit to view the sculptures.

from The Universal Machine


About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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