Celebrating the Man Behind the Mouse
WHO: Douglas Engelbart is celebrated by museum President Peter Friess; Bill English, co-builder of the world's first mouse; David Nordfors, Executive Director, VINNOVA-Stanford Research Center of Innovation Journalism at Stanford University; Rickson Sun, Chief Technologist at IDEO, and a host of other luminaries.
WHAT: A major 85th birthday celebration with eclectic music by the band Danadra & The Lonely Swedish Housewives - a Brazilian, Caribbean, Swedish Waltz, Polka, Surf band. Watch Doug cut the rug! Video birthday greetings from around the world; cake cutting and a few birthday games. WHEN: 2 - 4 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2010
WHERE: The Tech Museum, 201 S. Market St., San Jose For more information about the birthday party, visit: http://programforthefuture.org/community/Happy-85th-Doug
To learn about the museum's upcoming "Program for the Future Design Challenge," inspired by Englebart's vision for "Collective Intelligence," visit: http://thetechvirtual.org/projects/program-for-the-future/
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 present and encourages the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future.