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Sunday, October 14 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Valley of Genius: WIRED and Atari Founders Talk Silicon Valley's Past, Present, and Future with Author Adam Fisher FILLING
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Silicon Valley is more than a physical place—it's a way of looking at the world. There’s something about the Valley that gets under people’s skin and starts making them think—and act—different. In his new book, Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley, Adam Fisher explores the history of Silicon Valley and the hackers, founders, and freaks who made it boom—including Nolan Bushnell, Louis Rossetto, and Jane Metcalfe. Bushnell founded Atari, created the video game industry, and invented the hacker-CEO archetype that defines the Valley today. Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe are the team that first captured this new Silicon Valley zeitgeist in the pages of their magazine, WIRED. Join Bushnell, Fisher, Metcalfe and Rossetto as they discuss the Valley way of looking at—and changing—the world.

Speakers
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Nolan Bushnell

Inventor, Entrepreneur, & Cofounder, Atari
In 1972 Nolan Bushnell created an industry when he founded Atari and gave the world Pong, the first blockbuster video game. Today his design credo—that games should be “easy to learn and difficult to master”—is inspiring a new generation of developers. A prolific entrepreneur... Read More →
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Adam Fisher

Author, Valley of Genius
Adam Fisher grew up in Silicon Valley playing Atari, programming computers, and reading science fiction. He still lives in the Bay Area but now spends his time thinking about the future, tracing its origins, and writing about it for Wired, MIT Tech Review, and The New York Times Sunday... Read More →
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Jane Metcalfe

CEO & Founder, NEO.LIFE, Cofounder, WIRED
Jane Metcalfe is the CEO / Founder of NEO.LIFE, a new media company created to explore the radical changes taking place in humans as we harness the tools of engineering and computer science to alter our own biology. Prior to that, Jane made chocolate on a pier in San Francisco as... Read More →
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Louis Rossetto

Founder, WIRED, Author, Change is Good
Most recently, Louis Rossetto is the author of Change is Good, a novel about the heady days of the Digital Revolution in San Francisco. Published on Kickstarter last fall, it was a startling 1800 percent oversubscribed.  Rossetto knows about that Revolution because, in a previous... Read More →


Sunday October 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Taube Auditorium at the WIRED25 Hub The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105