Planning, design, and supervision of fabrication for this 13,000 sf. permanent exhibition. An interactive computer network, hundreds of artifacts, authentic period settings, AV presentations, and more traced the social history of electronic communications and information processing. Widely covered by media when it opened, the exhibition was the Smithsonian’s first, largest, and longest running major interactive gallery. Sponsors included IBM, EDS, DEC, Hewlett/Packard, CNN, Pioneer, and others.
Opened May, 1990. By the time it was dismantled in 2007, its interactive system had logged over 10 million visits. The exhibition received wide press coverage, including a spread in Time magazine and a segment on Niel Lehrer Hour. Top team talent: Pam Rogow (project development & design concept), Ed Hackley (graphic design), Bill Anderson (Mural Makers, scenic re-creations), Electronic Data Systems (interactive computer system development and implementation).