Panel 1 | Digibarn | Noisebridge | TV B-gone




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Allan Lundell | Dr. Future Show / DigiBarn Museum

“Allan Lundell is my partner in crime and co-conspiritor in the creation of the DigiBarn Computer Museum. It has been a pleasure to know Allan since 1994 and to have worked with him on many projects. Allan’s network of friends in the computer and new media fields is so vast that it would take a big database project just to categorize them all. In the next few months, Allan will begin to upload some of his consciousness from the computing history field, including many seminal and historical articles written by him since 1980 when he was the first west coast editor of Byte Magazine.” Bruce Damer, DigiBarn Curator. Allan, often known as Dr. Future, entertains all positive possibilities for the future. Tuesdays at 2 pm until 4pm on KSCO 1080 AM radio in Santa Cruz and Monterey. With Sun Lundell (MrsFuture) and an envelope of well placed agents to comment on our shared future.

Mitch Altman  |  TV B-Gone / Noisebridge

Mitch Altman is much more than a hardware hacker who knows a great deal about TV remotes. That doesn’t stop him from turning off every TV on the planet in his general area. He’s crafty and kind. Mitch is a San Francisco-based hacker and inventor, best known for inventing TV-B-Gone remote controls, a keychain that turns off TVs in public places, he was also co-founder of 3ware (a SillyValley RAID controller company), did pioneering work in Virtual Reality at VPL Research, invented the NeuroDreamer sleep mask, and created the Brain Machine, one of MAKE Magazine’s more popular DIY projects. He has contributed to MAKE Magazine, has written for 2600, and Makery, and wrote a chapter from the popular book, Maker Pro. For the last several years Mitch has been leading workshops around the world, teaching people to make cool things with microcontrollers and teaching everyone to solder (as he does at Noisebridge every Monday night when he’s in town). He is also co-founder of Noisebridge, and President and CEO of Cornfield Electronics.

Bruce Damer | DigiBarn Computer Museum

The DigiBarn Computer Museum, or simply DigiBarn, is a computer history museum in Boulder Creek, California, United States. It was co-founded by Bruce Damer and Allan Lundell on May 7, 2001. The museum is housed in a 90-year-old barn constructed from old-growth Redwood in the Santa Cruz Mountains, which is adjacent to Silicon Valley. The primary focus of the museum’s collection is on the birth and evolution of personal, interactive computing, starting with the LINC (1962), considered by some to be the first true personal computer, and leading on up through the homebrew microcomputer revolution of the 1970s, the propagation of personal computing to homes and businesses in the 1980s and the spread of networked computing in the 1990s. The Digibarn does have a few large machines on display such as a Cray-1 supercomputer. The Digibarn collection has mainly been donated by individuals and companies in nearby Silicon Valley and around the world.

Hosts: John “Captain Crunch” Draper and Oliver Soehlke

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