Goodbye, CSIRAC

Goodbye, CSIRAC invites you to experience a retro sci-fi audio tour, leading you into the guts of the Melbourne Museum to uncover the true story of CSIRAC, “Australia’s first computer”. But watch out! As lights blink and paper tape whirrs, the forgotten history of female computer operators just might summon the mysterious Ghost of Computers Past…

A love letter to 1960s computing and sci-fi, Goodbye, CSIRAC commemorates the things – and people – we forget when technologies become obsolete.

About the Artist

Zoe Meagher’s fun, mish-mash style of performance and audio reflects her love of retro-kitsch pop culture and technology. Previous work includes performance and sound for HIGH VIS DANDY in the 2010 Next Wave Festival, described by Artlink magazine as exemplifying “much of the best art interventions of the festival.”
Ellen Steele has worked in theatre, dance and film throughout Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Productions include Holding the Man and Maestro with STCSA, Ruby Bruise and Love with Vitalstatistix, Wolf with Slingsby, Grug with Windmill and Mister McGee with Patch. Ellen is also a founding member of isthisyours? who devise new works around Australia.
  • Image: Matthew Kneale
  • Image: Matthew Kneale
  • Image: Matthew Kneale
  • Image: Zoe Meagher and Matthew Kneale

Dates: 22-27 May

Location: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton (tram route 96, stop 13)

Times: Tues-Wed 5pm-5.30pm and 6pm-6.30pm, Thurs-Fri 4pm-4.30pm, 5pm-5.30pm, 6pm-6.30pm, 7pm-7.30pm and 8pm-8.30pm, Sat-Sun 1pm-1.30pm, 2pm-2.30pm, 3pm-3.30pm, 4pm-4.30pm

Ticket prices: Free

Bookings: Venue Tix 1300 30 40 72 or online

Wheelchair accessible: No

Note: This booking does not include entrance to the Museum – this ticket is for Goodbye, CSIRAC only

 

      


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