Computer History Museum Launches New Speaker Series "Inside the Transformation"
2018 event lineup includes Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, Atari Cofounder Nolan Bushnell, and other tech luminaries
January 31, 2018 — Mountain View, CA
The Computer History Museum (CHM), the world's leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society, today announced the launch of its new CHM Live programming series, Inside the Transformation. The series kicks off tonight with Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John in conversation with the Verge’s Senior Technology Editor Lauren Goode at 7 p.m.
Inside the Transformation illustrates the impact and implications of computing through stories of transformative people, companies, or projects. Speakers in this series are visionaries using technology to solve problems in new ways, to redefine boundaries, and even to change our reality. Conversations in this series will also reflect the widespread influence of computing, as speakers from a variety of backgrounds—from medicine to music to the military—will be featured.
“With the ubiquity of computing, anyone can bring incredible and life-changing ideas to life. It just takes inspiration,” said Lauren Miyamoto, CHM Live managing producer. “We hope that our audiences see their own potential reflected in the transformative ideas and stories shared by our speakers.”
Live events are free and open to the public with advance registration through the Museum’s website. All events are streamed live via the CHM Facebook page, accessible with or without an account, and are available on the official CHM YouTube channel.
2018 event line-up:
Wednesday, January 31 at 7 p.m.
Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John in Conversation with the Verge’s Senior Technology Editor Lauren Goode
Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m.
Our Brain’s Development in a Technological World
Research Psychologist & Educator Larry Rosen, Neuroscientist & UCSF Professor Adam Gazzaley, and USC Professor of Education, Psychology & Neuroscience Mary Helen Immordino-Yang in Conversation with San Jose Mercury News Science Reporter Lisa Krieger
Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m.
Fun and Games
Atari Cofounder Nolan Bushnell in Conversation with Author and Creative Director Tim Lapetino
Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m.
A Conversation with Atul Butte, Director of the UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences
Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m.
The New Electricity
A Conversation with Coursera Cofounder and Stanford University Adjunct Professor Andrew Ng
Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m.
Microsoft Principal Researcher & Research Manager Krysta Svore, Google Quantum AI Lab Member John Martinis, and Manager of Experimental Quantum Computing at IBM Research Jerry Chow in Conversation with Center for Software History Director David Brock
Wednesday, August 8 at 7 p.m.
Algorithms of Oppression
Author Safiya Noble in Conversation with Center for Software History Director David C. Brock
Tuesday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
The Front Page of the Internet
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman in Conversation with Fortune Senior Writer Michal Lev-Ram
Alongside Inside the Transformation, the Museum will launch a history-focused series called Technically Speaking. Programs will showcase leading historians, authors, professors, and technology experts exploring historical and technical elements of computing. Technically Speaking will kick off on February 28 with a panel discussion about the origins of Apple’s QuickTime with members from the original QuickTime development team, including Doug Camplejohn, Peter Hoddie, and Bruce Leak.
Inside the Transformation and Technically Speaking join the Museum’s past speaker series Revolutionaries as part of its premier programming network, CHM Live.
CHM will continue its longstanding relationship with KQED Television, which will begin airing episodes from Inside the Transformation on Sunday evenings in April 2018.
About CHM Live
CHM Live is the premier programming network of the Museum. CHM Live offers original productions that explore the ongoing transformation of computing and its impact on society. Series and programs are designed to explore historical and current issues in technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, software, and computing around the world. Topics are considered from multiple angles and intersect countless fields, disciplines, and industries. Speakers and moderators are carefully selected and engage in meaningful, thought-provoking discussions. CHM Live’s diverse range of programs is designed for a global audience and is distributed worldwide on multiple media platforms.
Launching in 2018, Inside the Transformation and Technically Speaking join the Museum’s past speaker series Revolutionaries. Past speakers include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Google’s Eric Schmidt, Tesla’s Elon Musk and Microsoft’s Paul Allen. Learn more computerhistory.org/chmlive.
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 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. For more information and updates visit computerhistory.org.
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