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Week in Review: Paul Allen and Woz Open New Apple Exhibit at Living Computers: Museum + Labs

4/15/2017

Week in Review: Paul Allen and Woz Open New Apple Exhibit at Living Computers: Museum + Labs

4/15/2017

Happy Saturday.

Here is a look at what happened this past week—the week of April 9—in our universe.

Paul Allen and Steve Wozniak Open New Apple Exhibit at Living Computers: Museum + Lab

What a way to open a new exhibit! On Wednesday, the Living Computers: Museum + Labs brought Steve Wozniak and Paul Allen, co-founders of Apple and Microsoft, together for the first time to get a sneak peek at the museum's new permanent Apple Computer exhibit. If that wasn't enough, members of the renowned Homebrew Computer Club and some of the very first Apple employees were there as well.  

On display in the new exhibit is one of the most important computers in history, Steve Jobs' Apple I. The machine as Allen said, "is a supremely iconic computer...used [by Jobs'] and Wozniak to grow [Apple]." 

Go see the exhibit for yourself today

Mixed Reality During a Seahawks Game?

If you had been lucky enough to attend Action Green Day when the Seahawks hosted the Rams in late December 2016, you may have seen our Vulcan Technology team proudly donning a Microsoft HoloLens in the stands. Among many other things, Vulcan Technology has been exploring what the future of sports stadium fan experiences might look like. Mixed reality could be a big part of that future, so we were curious how well the HoloLens works during a live NFL game, screaming fans and all. How’d it do? Read the blog from our engineers here.

New Trailer: STEP

Our Vulcan Productions team has had a very busy 2017, so far. It seems like every week we’re sharing with you premieres, awards or new trailers. This week is no different. Our upcoming film, STEP, documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city. Watch the trailer to get a little taste of why we’re so excited about this film.

Post of the Week

This week’s social post comes from the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, who shared this video of their de Havilland Mosquito. After years of meticulous restoration, a long journey by sea and reassembly, the plane’s is almost ready to fly again!

Story Spotlight

This is why we’re investing in the 50 Reef project. News broke this week that for the second year in a row, aerial surveys show severe bleaching to the Great Barrier Reef. According to Terry Hughes, director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, this is the first time the reef has had back-to-back bleaching. The Great Barrier Reef is about 1,400 miles long and now nine hundred miles of that length has experienced severe bleaching.

Finally, Pivot Art + Culture’s newest exhibition, “Color & Pattern” is now on view for you to see. See how artists are using these compositional elements to capture the essence of the world around them. For more info go here.

 

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