The Computer History Museum’s acclaimed speaker series returns to KQED Plus for its second season on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 7pm.
Season premiere episode features Marissa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo.
Revolutionaries, the Computer History Museum’s acclaimed speaker series, returns for a second season to KQED Plus. The program airs on Tuesdays at 7pm, starting January 15 with an in-depth conversation with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Take your front row seat for these intriguing conversations with renowned Silicon Valley leaders and innovators with valuable insights into the process, risks and rewards of technological innovation. The following episodes feature a wide range of guests included Bill Ford, the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, the team behind the international phenomenon Google Doodles, and acclaimed digital music expert and “Guitar Hero” creator Tod Machover. KQED Plus is available on Channel 54 and now in HD on XFINITY 710. For more information, please visit kqed.org.
“Revolutionaries takes viewers inside the minds of some of technology field’s brightest lights,” said Becca King Reed, executive director of KQED Silicon Valley and executive producer for KQED Plus. “We are very happy to present another season of this insightful program to our audience.”
Revolutionaries is a production of the Computer History Museum in association with KQED.
Revolutionaries Season 2 Episodes:
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 7pm on KQED Plus
An Evening with Marissa Mayer
Meet Marissa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo!. Interviewed by NPR’s Laura Sydell when she was Google’s Vice President of Local, Maps and Location Services, Mayer speaks about her education, being hired as Google’s first female engineer and much more.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 7pm on KQED Plus
An Evening with Bill Ford
Meet Bill Ford, the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company. He speaks about the company’s entry into Silicon Valley’s brand of innovation and creativity with a new research lab in a wide-ranging conversation with Computer History Museum’s John Hollar.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 7pm on KQED Plus
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.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 7pm on KQED Plus
Art & Tech of Google Doodles
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.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 7pm on KQED Plus
Doing Well by Doing Good
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.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 7pm on KQED Plus
The Idea Factory
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.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 7pm on KQED Plus
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.