WOMEN IN STEM: DR. ISABEL HAWKINS

Dr. Isabel Hawkins is an astronomer and an educator at San Francisco’s Exploratorium.  She shares how she developed a fascination for stars from an early age and how she pursued her interests and became an astronomer. But, how does one become an astronomer? What are some of  the practical applications of studying astronomy?  Dr. Hawkins describes… Continue Reading


TRACY EDWARDS & MAIDEN

Tracy Edwards is a sailor, entrepreneur, author and a social activist. Edwards journey is brilliantly captured in Alex Holme’s 2019 documentary Maiden.  Edwards is a trailblazer, who captioned the first all-female sailing crew sailed around the world. This was in 1989 when Edwards and her crew successfully participated and completed the Whitbread race. Their journey… Continue Reading


WOMEN IN STEM: JYOTSNA KAKI OF GOOGLE

Meet Jyotsna Kaki, program manager at Google in Mountain View, CA. She never imagined she would end up working at Google. Kaki’s story in an inspirational one filled with grit, determination and a dogged refusal to give up. Kaki’s father recommended she consider studying computer science since it provides strong career path. She refused to… Continue Reading


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WHUT TV BROADCASTS OUR 5-PART SERIES WITH BILL ATKINSON & ANDY HERTZFELD

WHUT-TV,  PBS station in Washington DC is airing our 5-part series with Silicon Valley pioneers Andy Hertzfeld and Bill Atkinson. You can watch the series in July on Wednesday nights 8.30 pm EST.  Here is the schedule: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – Bill Atkinson Part-1 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – Bill Atkinson Part-2 Wednesday, July… Continue Reading


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TWO NEW CONVERSATIONS ON SILICON VALLEY – LISA NEWMAN & TONY MISCH

Once upon a time Silicon Valley was  known as The Valley of Heart’s Delight and famous for its orchards and fruit trees and for having one of the earliest wineries in California. It  was also know for having one of the oldest observatories in Western USA. The Lick Observatory was built towards the close of… Continue Reading


FILM NOTES: DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES

Filmmaker Alexis Bloom’s new documentary Divide and Conquer:The Story of Roger Ailes chronicles the rise and fall of the powerful and influential former Chairperson and CEO of Fox News. Ailes’s skillful use of television goes back to 1968 and continued all the way into the 21stc. “He was canny…and could read people and  feel the temperature… Continue Reading


VIDEO: ROB BYRNE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SILENT FILMS & SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

Silent films are often labelled as perky-jerky pictures with no sound but just text to give the viewer a context. That is not the complete picture as Robert Byrne, film restorer and Board President, San Francisco Silent Film Festival shares. Silent films contributed many of the techniques and narratives used by modern day filmmakers points out Byrne. Filmmakers and actors… Continue Reading