NYHS’ Silicon City Exhibit: Back to the Past and the Future

Tracing New York’s roots as a technology hub.

NYHS Silicon City IBM Selective Sequence Electronic Operator Console 1948 Courtesy of IBM Corporation ArchivesThough the digital revolution may be largely perceived as a West Coast phenomenon, it was clearly bi-coastal. New York paved the way for a broad array of technological advances through the early 1980s and again in recent years. Many of these inventions are highlighted at New York Historical Society’s (NYHS) new exhibit, Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York, on view from Nov. 13 through April 17, 2016.