The Computer History Museum (CHM), the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society, today announced its 2013 Fellow Award honorees: Ed Catmull, computer scientist and co-founder of Pixar, “For his pioneering work in computer graphics, animation and filmmaking;” Harry Huskey, early computer pioneer, “For his seminal work on early and important computing systems and a lifetime of service to computer education;” and Robert W. Taylor, “For his leadership in the development of computer networking, online information and communication systems, and modern personal computing.”
The three Fellows will be inducted into the Museum’s Hall of Fellows on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at a formal ceremony where Silicon Valley insiders, technology leaders, and Museum supporters will gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the Fellows and their impact on society.
The Fellow Awards bring to life the Computer History Museum’s mission to preserve and present the artifacts and stories of the information age. The tradition began in 1987 with the induction of the Museum’s first Fellow, Grace Murray Hopper, and has grown to a distinguished and select group of 60 members. This award represents the highest achievement in computing, honoring the people who have forever changed the world with their innovations.
“The Fellows program recognizes the leading figures of the information age—men and women who have shaped the computing revolution and changed the world forever,” said John Hollar, Museum President and CEO. “Catmull, Huskey and Taylor are a tremendously distinguished group, and we are honored to celebrate their work and achievements.”
For more information on the 2013 Fellow Awards, please visit: http://www.computerhistory.org/fellowawards/current/
The Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mountain View, California is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs and moving images.
The Museum brings computer history to life through large-scale exhibits, an acclaimed speaker series, a dynamic website, docent-led tours and an award-winning education program. The Museum’s signature exhibition is “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing,” described by USA Today as “the Valley’s answer to the Smithsonian.” Other current exhibits include “Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2,” and “Going Places: The History of Google Maps with Street View.”