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Red Burns’ NYU program put tech wisdom ahead of tech genius | SiliconBeat

Red Burns’ NYU program put tech wisdom ahead of tech genius | SiliconBeat | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

I hate it when the first time I hear about an amazing person is when I read her obituary. I suppose it’s a reflection on the limits of my own horizons that I had never heard of Red Burns until I read the New York Times obit about the woman who had an outsized influence on technology, Silicon Valley and the way we all communicate with each other.

Burns, who died last week at 88, was the founder of New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. She was known as the godmother of Silicon Alley, but it’s clear that her work helped shape Silicon Valley innovations in ways that make them more relevant to all of us.

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I wish I had known this woman and been part of her program instead of studying environmental design a few blocks away.

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Remembering Red Burns (1925-2013) | Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York

Remembering Red Burns (1925-2013) | Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

Cooper-Hewitt mourns the loss of Red Burns, who was a pioneering force in shaping the interactive media world as a designer and educator. The museum was proud to honor Red with the Design Patron award last year, in recognition of her outstanding support and patronage within the design community.

 

- See more at: http://www.cooperhewitt.org/conversations/2013/08/28/remembering-red-burns-1925-2013?utm_source=#sthash.zCE9Y6Mp.dpuf

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Red Burns, ‘Godmother of Silicon Alley,’ Dies at 88

Red Burns, ‘Godmother of Silicon Alley,’ Dies at 88 | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Ms. Burns helped to lead the movement for public access to cable television and started a New York University program to foster Internet wizards.
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"Red Burns, an educator who gained wide recognition for pushing for more creative uses of modern communications, helping to lead the movement for public access to cable television and starting a celebrated New York University program to foster Internet wizards, died on Friday at her Manhattan home. She was 88."

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