Information Age is a major new exhibition book on communications technology which draws on the world-class expertise and collections of the Science Museum, published to coincide with the opening of the brand new Information Age exhibition in London.
The 224-page Information Age exhibition book includes newly commissioned essays by David Attenborough, James Gleick, Martha Lane Fox, Tom Standage, Stephen Baxter and others and explores the transformations that have taken place in human information and communication in the last 200 years.
It examines the development of information and communications networks from the nineteenth century to the present day. The book tells a human story of success and failure, brave new ideas and ambitious schemes, and our universal need to connect. It includes excerpts from unique interviews with the BBC team who created the world's first global satellite broadcast in 1967, soldiers who used GPS during the first Gulf war in 1991, and business people from Cameroon whose lives have been transformed by the economic possibilities of mobile telephony since 1997. Richly illustrated and refreshingly accessible, Information Age illuminates stories about our digital age and gives a voice to the users, as well as the innovators, of new technology.