The Computer History Museum, the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its impact on society, today announced its second season of its Revolutionaries series, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00pm on KQED Plus (channel 54, cable 10). Full schedule information is below and can also be found at kqed.org/tv.
In the series, some of the most distinguished thought leaders in the computing field share their views on technology and how it shapes our modern world. A wide array of thinkers and ideas are featured including Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, Bill Ford, CEO of Tesla and Co-founder of PayPal, Elon Musk and others (full list below.) From a legendary historian who showed us the creative genius that gave us computers, to a team of Google creative’s who show us how technology’s evolution has enabled them to create more beautiful and highly interactive art, the series offers an intimate view of the thinkers and thinking behind some of our modern world’s greatest achievements. Revolutionaries complements the launch of the Computer History Museum’s permanent exhibition: Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing.
Major funding for Revolutionaries is provided by Intel Corporation. Additional Funding was provided by Ford, Financial Times and the William K. Bowes Foundation.
Tuesday, January 15
An Evening with Marissa Mayer and NPR’s Laura Sydell
Tuesday, January 22
Driving Innovation: Detroit Comes to Silicon Valley, An Evening with Bill Ford
Tuesday, January 29
Turing’s Cathedral, Author George Dyson in conversation with John Hollar
Tuesday, February 5
The Art & Technology Behind the Google Doodles
Tuesday, February 12
Doing Well by Doing Good: KQED’s Dave Iverson with John Wood and Matt Flannery
Tuesday, February 19
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, Dave Iverson with Author Jon Gertner
Tuesday, February 26
Transforming Music: From Guitar Hero to Robotic Opera & Beyond, An Evening with Tod Machover
Tuesday, April 2
Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt in conversation with John Hollar
Tuesday, April 9
DARPA’s Dan Kaufman in conversation with John Markoff of the New York Times
Tuesday, April 16
Microsoft Research’s Rick Rashid in conversation with John Markoff of the New York Times
Tuesday, April 23
The Financial Times and CHM present the Anthropology of Innovation
Tuesday, April 30
An Evening with Elon Musk and Alison van Diggelen
Tuesday, May 7
Game Changer Mark Cerny with EA’s Rich Hilleman
Tuesday, May 14
Gavin Newsom in conversation with KQED’s Michael Krasny
All programs premiere on Tuesdays at 7pm on KQED Plus (over-the-air channel 54/cable 10)
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 an acclaimed speaker series, dynamic website, docent-led tours as well as physical and online exhibits. The Museum’s signature exhibit on the history of computing, “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing,” opened in January 2011.
Other current exhibits include “Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2,” and “Going Places: Google Maps with Street View.”