Louise Mirrer

Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York

Louise Mirrer

Talk: Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York

Long before Silicon Valley became synonymous with all things digital, New York was a hub for imagining, developing, and selling the technology that ultimately reshaped entertainment, commerce, and daily life. In her talk, Louise Mirrer, President of the New-York Historical Society, describes the museum's current exhibit, "Silicon City - Computer History Made in New York" where she explores New York's forgotten role in the history of computers and how it gave rise to the City's current tech renaissance.

Louise Mirrer

Louise Mirrer, Ph.D., is president and CEO of the New-York Historical Society. Under Mirrer’s direction, the New-York Historical Society has launched a series of exhibitions, including Slavery in New York; New York Divided: Slavery and the Civil War; A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls; French Founding Father: Lafayette’s Return to Washington’s America; and many others.

Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York

The exhibit ran until April 17th, 2016.

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