Computer History Museums Revolutionaries Television Series Renewed for a Second Season on KQED

Revolutionaries includes in-depth interviews with Marissa Mayer, Bill Ford, Elon Musk, and other tech luminaries

Mountain View, Ca—January 14, 2013—

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


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.

Revolutionaries Schedule

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)


About the Computer History Museum

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.” 

For more information and updates, call (650) 810-1059, visit, check us out on Facebook, and follow @computerhistory on Twitter.





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