Geek Is Good | University of Oxford

Geek Is Good

Series
Geek Is Good
Event date
15 May 2014 to 28 Sep 2014
Event time
12:00 - 17:00
Venue
Museum of the History of Science
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3AZ
Venue details

Museum CLOSED on Mondays. 12-5pm Tues-Fri; 10am-5pm Saturday; 2-5pm Sunday.

Event type
Exhibitions
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Social misfit or 21st-century icon of cool? The geek is sometimes ridiculed, sometimes celebrated, but often behind the latest developments in science and technology. Sweeping back through the centuries, this playful exhibition picks out geeky enterprise from 1980s home computing all the way back to medieval astronomical gadgets. Was Chaucer a geek? And with our screen-based, computer-driven lifestyles are we all geeks now?