History of Founding SVTAGS
Silicon Valley and Technology
History of Silicon Valley is rich with many of the topics of the Silicon Valley Technology, Art, Green and Sustainability show.
1891—Stanford University is founded by Governor Leland and Jane Stanford.
1903—Valdemar Poulsen demonstrates the first arc radio transmitter for high-quality voice transmission in his Palo Alto laboratory. He later invents the first practical device for magnetic sound recording and reproduction.
1930's the United Nations (UN) was founded in San Francisco, California.
1937—Encouraged by Terman, William Hewlett and David Packard start a company to produce their audio-oscillator. Walt Disney becomes their first customer, purchasing the product for use on the film Fantasia.
1952—IBM locates a key research facility to the valley.
1958—NASA moves a research facility to the valley.
1968—Douglas Engelbart and team at the Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) give first public demonstration of the computer mouse, windows, and networking.
1970’s Venture Capital Firms Begain the industry for VC’s
1971—Alan Shugart invents the floppy disk for data storage.
1974—Development of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) led to the intuitive design of Apple's Macintosh computer and Microsoft Windows.
1976 Apple Computer formed in a Cupertino Garage
1982—The Stanford University Network is the catalyst behind the founding of Sun Microsystems. Silicon Graphics uses the same network chips to create its first graphic workstations.
1993—Stanford Professor Jim Clark hires Mosaic web browser pioneer Mark Andreesen to found Mosaic Communications, predecessor to Netscape Communications Corporation and the browser that made the Internet an everyday tool.
1994—Jerry Yang and David Filo start a directory of websites that explodes into Yahoo!.
2000 to 2001 Internet Bubble Bursts!
2003—Google purchases Pyra Labs to support blogs, today’s online community forums.
2003 – Web 2.0
History of Art in Silicon Valley
1907- California College of the Arts
1912 - Villa Montalvo – Now Montalvo Arts Center
1919 - Santa Cruz Art League
1929 - Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary, Allied Arts Guild
1959 - The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
1969 - San Jose Museum of Art
1969 - the Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
1976 - The California Arts Council
1980- San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
1982 -Arts Council Silicon Valley
1997 - Burning Man
2000 – Artsopolis, 2003 Acquired by Arts Council Silicon Valley
History of Green
The environmental movement is not something new, just reinvented!
1872 – Congress passed legislation, Yellowstone the 1st National Park in the World.
1892 - John Muir (1838-1914) founded the Sierra Club
1891 – Forrest Reserve Act
1941 - Rachel Carson: Books “Witness for Nature” and in 1962 “Silent Spring”
She is really the Grandmother of the Green Movement
1955- Air Pollution Control Act
1963 - Clean Air Act
1969 –The EPA formed
1970- Clean Air Act Extension
1972 – Water Pollution Control Act
1973- Endangered Species Act
1974 to 1978 - Jerry Brown- The first building and appliance energy efficiency standards and made California the leader in solar and alternative energy.
2005 – Kyoto Protocol United Nations (Again -this is important to SVTAGS topics and issues).
History of Sustainability
1945 -United Nations (In San Francisco 1930’s it was formed, then to NY)
1974- Worldwatch Institute
2001- Earth Policy Institute, Lester Brown, President
2001- Sustainable Silicon Valley
2005 – Kyoto Protocol United Nations
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