Infamous Northern tinkerers York Hackspace will be bringing their legendary starship disaster simulator SpaceHack to a new Liverpool audience for the first time, a hands-on physical game of panic-driven switch-flipping, dial-twisting, button-mashing and cooperative shouting. Can you work as a team to ensure your ship survives wave after wave of interstellar catastrophes? Sadly the answer is no, but we’re willing to give you a go anyway.
We’ll also have on hand, in this year of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, a working replica Apollo Guidance Computer. This is what put people on the moon.
There’s likely to be a number of illustrative lessons from the history of computing from the 60s, 70s and 80s, including the first real home computer, the minicomputer that saw the introduction of C and Unix, and the UK’s most popular microcomputer printing banners.