Episode 44

44. Vassil Makarinov Presents Technology and History at the Bulgarian Polytechnical Museum

June 11th, 2018

11 mins 27 secs

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The Bulgarian National Polytechnical Museum is a science museum that also tells the story of Bulgarian and world history. The building itself once housed a museum of a Bulgarian communist leader, and the technical artifacts on display, from simple machines to Bulgarian-made computers from the 1980s present both scientific concepts and the political contexts in which they were developed.

In this episode, curator Vassil Macaranov describes how the increasing role of technology in our lives underscores the importance of presenting scientific and technological artifacts with their historical contexts.

This episode was recorded at the Bulgarian National Polytechnical Museum in Sofia Bulgaria on June 8th, 2018.

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Topics Discussed:
00:00: Intro
00:15: Vassil Makarinov, Curator
00:28: Early Childhood Museums
01:09: Bulgarian National Polytechnical Museum
01:50: A Brief History of Bulgaria
05:23: Early Bulgarian Computers
07:15: Educating Bulgarian Children
10:09: Technology Within Historical Contexts
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