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.
Author Sydney Padua (#506) Duration: 54:10 STEREO TVG
Sydney Padua is a graphic artist who wrote The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace & Babbage as a "Steampunk" graphic novel based on research on the biographies and correspondence between Babbage and Lovelace, which is then twisted for humorous effect. Our moderator Ryan Germick is Google's Lead Doodler.
Challenge & Promise of AI (#507) Duration: 54:10 STEREO TVG
Artificial Intelligence is remaking our world. In a special edition of Revolutionaries, two of the field's world-leading figures join the BBC's Rory Cellan Jones to discuss how.
Superbetter Author Jane McGonigal (#508) Duration: 54:10 STEREO TVG
Jane McGonigal first graced our stage in 2011, on her Reality is Broken book tour, in conversation with NPR's Laura Sydell. Tonight we welcome the return of McGonigal & Sydell for another inspirational conversation about how we can harness the power of games to improve our lives.
Cellist & Composer Philip Sheppard (#509) Duration: 54:10 STEREO TVG
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.
Machines of Loving Grace Author (#510) Duration: 54:10 STEREO TVG
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?
How We Got to Now Author (#511) Duration: 56:56 STEREO TVG
John Hollar moderates a conversation with New York Times-bestselling author Steven Johnson on How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World. We'll learn how innovation works, two "time travelers" (Babbage & Lovelace) very well known to the Computer History Museum, and much more.