Take your front row seat for these intriguing conversations with renowned Silicon Valley leaders and innovators. Computer History Museum's acclaimed speaker series is now on KQED Plus with valuable insights into the process, risks and rewards of technological innovation.
Revolutionaries is made possible in part by support from the Carsten-Ellis Foundation.
Revolutionaries Previous Broadcasts
Darpa's Dan Kaufman (Episode #209H)
KQED Plus: Tue, May 24, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
Meet Dan Kaufman, one of the key players in developing information technology for the U.S. military. As the director of the Information Innovation Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, he has overseen numerous research projects that have had lasting impact on United States's military operations. John Markoff of the New York Times moderates.
- KQED Plus: Wed, May 25, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
An Evening with the Us Digital Service Team (Episode #511)
KQED 9: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
Behind the scenes of the Obama Administration, the US Digital Service team is quietly rethinking-and remaking-the way the federal government harnesses digital technology to serve the nation in the 21st Century. In this episode of Revolutionaries, we meet the brain trust behind this landmark initiative.
Google's Eric Schmidt (Episode #208H)
KQED Plus: Tue, May 17, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
Meet Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, who has led the tech giant from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader. Computer History Museum CEO John Hollar talks to Schmidt about his background, his strategies at Google and more.
- KQED Plus: Sat, May 21, 2016 -- 2:00 PM
- KQED Plus: Wed, May 18, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
Machines of Loving Grace Author (Episode #510)
KQED 9: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
In Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots, Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times reporter John Markoff, explores this issue and searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these robots help us . . . or will they replace us?
Transforming Music (Episode #207H)
KQED Plus: Tue, May 10, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
Meet musician and inventor Tod Machover, the creator of technologies behind "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band." Computer History Museum's John Hollar speaks to the influential composer, whose work has been performed internationally, about the future of digital music and his research as the professor of music and media at MIT Media Lab, where he directs the Opera of the Future group.
- KQED Plus: Wed, May 11, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
Cellist & Composer Philip Sheppard (Episode #509)
KQED 9: Sun, May 8, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
Will Travis of Sid Lee returns to the Museum's stage to moderate a conversation with Sheppard about the intersection of music and technology. We'll learn how technology impacts Sheppard's work, and how he bridges old and new worlds - and what it means to "smash" new and old technologies.
The Idea Factory (Episode #206H)
KQED Plus: Sat, May 7, 2016 -- 2:00 PM
Join author Jon Gertner for a fascinating conversation about Bell Labs, the epicenter of innovation and creativity in the early days of technological research. Founded in the 20s and with 13 Nobel Prize winners in its history, Bell Labs was a citadel of science and scholarship and a hotbed of creative thinking. KQED's Dave Iverson leads Gertner in a discussion about this factory of ideas whose workings have remained largely hidden until now.