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Tuesday, October 16 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Valley of Genius: The Secret History of Silicon Valley LIMITED

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Rarely has one economy asserted itself as swiftly—and as aggressively—as the entity we now know as Silicon Valley. Built with a seemingly permanent culture of reinvention, Silicon Valley does not fight change; it embraces it. So how did this omnipotent and ever-morphing place come to be? Adam Fisher celebrates release of his new oral history Valley of Genius, and discusses the lesser-known secrets of technology's invention and betrayal. With Wired founder Jane Metcalfe, virtual reality pioneer David Levitt, Atari Research director Kristina Woolsey, and GUI theorist Brenda Laurel. Doors open at 6 pm for pre-show reception. $10, limited free seating for Society members

Co-presented by Craig Newmark Philanthropies

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Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher grew up in Silicon Valley playing Atari, programming computers, and reading science fiction. He now lives on an island in the San Francisco Bay and writes overlooking the water for Wired, MIT Technology Review, and The New York Times Magazine. This is his first book.

Authors and Participants
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Brenda Laurel

Brenda Laurel, Ph.D., works as an independent scholar and consultant. She is an advocate for diversity and inclusiveness in video games, a pioneer in developing virtual reality, a public speaker and an academic. She has worked for Atari, co-founded the game development firm Purple... Read More →
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David Levitt

Dr. David Levitt is the co-founder and CEO of Pantomime Corporation, creator of the Pantomime™ Platform for interactive virtual reality using any mobile or consumer device -- headset optional.Pantomime Corporation, founded in April 2014, quickly won the Launch Silicon Valley Tech... Read More →
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Jane Metcalfe

Jane Metcalfe is an entrepreneur, board member, advisor, executive and investor in industries including media, tech, food, health, education, arts and real estate. She was cofounder and former president of Wired magazine. She graduated with honors from the University of Colorado... Read More →
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Kristina Woolsey

Kristina Woolsey is known as the “mother of multimedia” for her work as director of Atari’s research lab and co-founder of Apple’s multimedia lab. She was named a Distinguished Scientist by Apple Computer in acknowledgment of her pioneering work in multimedia in education... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
California Historical Society