October 30, 2014

New Online Exhibit: Computer History Museum Partners with Google’s Cultural Institute

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From the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California:

The Computer History Museum (CHM) is partnering with Google Cultural Institute on a special exhibit bringing online the live visitor experience of its signature exhibition Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing. Revolution is a sweeping, modern exhibition designed to look at every major aspect of the extraordinary history of computing—from the abacus to the smart phone.

Online visitors will experience 19 icons in the history of computing, each highlighting a particular aspect of the evolution of computing. Using the Street View feature, people can visit this stunning exhibition virtually on online, experiencing artifacts on display in the museum’s signature gallery.

Visitors to the Cultural Institute can also virtually move around the Computer History Museum using the indoor Street View feature.

A specially designed Street View ‘trolley’ took 360 degree images of the interior of selected galleries which were then stitched together, enabling smooth navigation of over all galleries within the exhibition. The gallery interiors can also be explored directly from within Street View in Google Maps.

Direct to Online Exhibit (via Google Cultural Institute)

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