Cooper-Hewitt Museum Accessions Source Code for iPad App

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Summary

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum acquires its first source code as an object into its collection. The computer program is for an iPad App and part of the museum's digital preservation strategy, since it is the immediate open sourcing of the code base. Because they are a design museum, they have acquired the 'versioned' code so that people can step through the design decisions made during its creation. The new accession is software and source code for the "Planetary" iPad app created in 2011 by Bloom Studio as C++ and Objective-C source files. The accession is the gift of Ben Cerveny, Tom Carden, Jesper Andersen, and Robert Hodgin and is accession #2013-14-1.

Subject

  • Cerveny, Ben
  • Carden, Tom
  • Andersen, Jesper
  • Hodgin, Robert
  • National Collections
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • Apple Computer, Inc
  • Planetary, iPad app
  • Bloom Studio

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

http://www.cooperhewitt.org/object-of-the-day/2013/08/26/planetary-collecting-and-preserving-code-living-object

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

2013

Topic

  • Firsts
  • Computer files
  • Computer software
  • Accessions
  • Gifts
  • Computer programs

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