CALIFORNIA: DESIGNING FREEDOM

GO WHERE YOU WANT

So many of the innovations associated with California, from LA’s freeways to Google Maps, revolve around freedom of movement. This section of the exhibition focuses on mobility, from navigation to portability and exploration. Exhibits include Waymo’s self-driving car, the first consumer GPS device and a replica of the Captain America chopper from Easy Rider.

Waymo Self-Driving Car, photo by Luke Hayes

Easy Rider, photo by Luke Hayes

Photo by Luke Hayes

Google's Street View Trekker Backpack, fitted with 360 degree camera, 2013

The HP-65 - the first programmable pocket calculator, 1974

The Osbourne 1 portable computer, 1981

Apple iPhone prototype, an antenna concept test model wrapped in copper tape, 2007

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From 1960s counterculture to Silicon Valley’s tech revolution, see how California has changed your life.