New York Times-Best Selling Author Rachel Ignotofsky Talks Tech

Published on May 17, 2022

Vroman’s Live, Vroman’s Bookstore live author conversation series, will feature illustrator, designer, and New York Times-best selling author Rachel Ignotofsky on Wednesday, May 18, as she discusses her book, “The History of the Computer: People, Inventions, and Technology that Changed the World,” a strikingly illustrated overview of the computing machines that have changed the world – from the abacus to the smartphone – and the people who made them!

This event is virtual on Crowdcast and is free to watch.

Computers are everywhere and have impacted the lives of many in so many ways. But who created them, and why? How have they transformed the way that people interact with our surroundings and each other? Packed with accessible information, fun facts, and discussion starters, “The History of the Computer” is an art-filled book that takes you from the ancient world to the modern day, focusing on important inventions, from the earliest known counting systems to the sophisticated algorithms behind AI.

The book also profiles a diverse range of key players and creators – from An Wang and Margaret Hamilton to Steve Jobs and Sir Tim Berners-Lee – and illuminates their goals, their intentions, and the impact of their inventions.

“This entertaining and educational journey will help you understand our most important machines and how we can use them to enhance the way we live,” says a description by the publisher, Ten Speed Press. “You’ll never look at your phone the same way again!”

To reserve your spot on the Crowdcast stream, visit The stream begins at 6 p.m.

Rachel Ignotofsky, based in Santa Barbara, is a graduate of Tyler School of Art’s graphic design program and formerly worked as a senior designer and illustrator at Hallmark Greetings. Her work is inspired mostly by history and science.

For more information, call (626) 449-5320 or visit

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