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World's only permanent gallery on revolutionary Silicon Valley innovations opens to the public Wednesday at The Tech Museum

Press Release Date 
Tuesday, 14 September, 2010
The Tech Museum's newest gallery, The Tech Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery, opens Wednesday to the public. The exclusive exhibition, developed by some of Silicon Valley's foremost technology titans, includes exhibits that capture the spirit of Silicon Valley ingenuity, examining the core of innovation - the microchip - and immersing visitors in the exciting world of nanotechnology, digital art and mapping. The technology used in several of the exhibits is being unveiled for the very first time to the public. WHAT: Opening of the world's only permanent gallery on revolutionary Silicon Valley innovations WHERE: The Tech Museum, 201 S. Market St., San Jose CA. Upper level WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2010 EDS: Highly visual. Photo ops and interviews available Contact: Roqua Montez Director of Public Relations (408) 795-6225 rmontez@thetech.org About The Tech Museum The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the spirit of Silicon Valley by encouraging the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future. Infinite Creativity The Tech Silicon Valley Innovation Photo by Don Feria for The Tech Museum A visitor digitally creates in 'Infinite Creativity.' The exhibit's four touch-screen canvases let visitors finger paint colorful lines, swirls, and shapes. A large screen then broadcasts each visitor's artwork on a constantly evolving collage. From Math to Magic The Tech Silicon Valley Innovation Photo by Don Feria for The Tech Museum A family goes behind the scenes of a video game with 'From Math to Magic.' The three stations reveal the math and science that drive modern computer graphics by exploring form, lighting, texture, perspective, and the physics of motion. You are Everywhere The Tech Silicon Valley Innovation Photo by Don Feria for The Tech Museum Visitors explore and navigate Google's Liquid Galaxy in the 'You Are Everywhere' exhibit. In this semicircular room of screens, visitors fly across the surface of the Earth, moon, and Mars with a mere touch of a button and tilt of a joystick.