Principal Curator, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Matthew Connell is the Principal Curator at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. He has a Bachelor Degree in Applied Science (Physics) and worked in geophysics, microelectronics research and computing before joining the Museum as the Curator of Computing and Mathematics in 1991.
He has curated exhibitions relating to computing history, AI, Logic, Robotics, Interface Design, Media Arts, Digital Preservation, Gambling in Australia and Digital Manufacturing Technologies. His collecting, research and publishing cover calculating and computing histories, the history of mathematics, logic, innovation, interaction design, STEM education and learning, interdisciplinary curatorship and museology. He passionate about science and technology and their place and impact on our culture.