Gadget Paradise Lost: Parade of Early PC Inventions Made Here in New York
How Computer History was Made First in Silicon AlleyFrom Saturday Nov 13 to Apr 17, the New-York Historical Society stages an exhibition to delight every gadget enthusiast in America, a parade of magnificent engineering from mechanical to electronic showing off an under celebrated truth of history, New York’s central role in the digital revolution.
“Highlighting the pioneering work and technological innovations developed in the city that have transformed daily life. Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York, on view November 13, 2015 – April 17, 2016, presents New York as a technological hub where the intersection of commerce and innovation gave birth to the first computers and tech companies.
Featuring nearly 300 artifacts, including early computers and telecommunications hardware, archival materials, photographs, digital artworks, and interactive experiences that immerse visitors in the evolution of technology, Silicon City presents computer-related milestones in the New York region from the late-1800s to the 1980s. The exhibition was curated by New-York Historical’s Chief Curator Stephen Edidin, with assistance from Research Associate Christian Panaite.”