UVa Library Press Releases
UVA HOSTS LIVE INTERNET BROADCAST of TECHNOLOGY PIONEERS
Contact: Melissa Norris, public relations coordinator at (804) 924-4254 or e-mail: email@example.com
April 30, 1996
May 1, 1996 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
How to connect:
- Point your CU-SeeMe or Mbone client to the following reflector sites:
- Local UVa viewers: mbone.virginia.edu or 188.8.131.52
- Non-UVa viewers: 184.108.40.206
The Computerworld Smithsonian Monticello Memoirs Program brings together information technology pioneers to discuss the impact--past, present and future--of innovative technology on society, here and around the world. The first Monticello participants are: Seymour Cray (supercomputers), Gordon Moore (co-founder of Intel), Gordon Bell (minicomputers), Jay Forrester (inventor of the Whirlwind computer at MIT), Robert Metcalfe (inventor of Ethernet), Robert Frankenberg (CEO of Novell), James Martin (author of *The Wired Society*), and Scott Kaufman (Price Waterhouse).
On Tuesday, April 30, 1996, the participants will meet privately at Monticello. On Wednesday, May 1, they will be at the University of Virginia for a day of lectures, seminars and discussions. At 2 p.m. they will convene in a public panel session hosted by President John Casteen of UVa to be broadcast live over the Internet that will summarize much of the previous day's discussions. The session will be broadcast live in video; a sound file will also be archived to be made available later on the Internet.
The broadcast itself is made possible in part by an important gift to the University of Virginia Library and the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. The Internet Multicasting Service has donated its archives along with a considerable amount of hardware and equipment. The Internet Multicasting Service has been both an early innovative user of the Internet as a broadcast medium and also a chronicler of the growth of the Internet.