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Transforming Music (Episode #207H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

The Idea Factory (Episode #206H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 7:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Doing Well By Doing Good (Episode #205H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Can one turn a successful career in technology into a life as a social entrepreneur? Meet Matt Flannery, former programmer at TiVo and founder of Kiva, and John Wood, former Microsoft executive and founder of Room to Read. KQED's Dave Iverson moderates an inspiring conversation with the two men, who have found a way to make a difference in the world with their successes in Silicon Valley.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Feb 17, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Art & Tech of Google Doodles (Episode #204H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Meet the team behind Google Doodles, the fun and surprising reimagining of the Google logo that marks holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative and technical process of this iconic idea that has become an international phenomenon.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Turing's Cathedral (Episode #203H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 3:00 PM

Legendary science historian George Dyson vividly recreates the beginnings of our digital universe with captivating stories of focused experimentation, mathematical insight and pure creative genius. Computer History Museum's John Hollar leads Dyson in a wide-ranging conversation on the birth of computers, digital television, modern genetics and more.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 12:00 AM
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