Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
The Computer History Museum Presents: America's Cup Comes to San Francisco: Technology Under SailDownload audio (MP3)
This is the 2013 "Summer of Racing," with some of the most sophisticated technology ever deployed in both America's Cup racing and for the televised coverage of the race itself. The program hosts a special panel just before the America's Cup finals in September. Stan Honey, director of technology for America's Cup Event Authority, discusses the challenges inherent in televising sailing and how they were overcome with LiveLine, which he created to help distinguish who's in the lead, between-boat distances and other data to help viewers more easily follow the competition. Matthew Mason and Ian Burns, members of Team Oracle USA, will also discuss the technology deployed in the command center, the boats and on board the helicopters following the boats. The discussion is moderated by John Hollar.