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Information Age opens at London's Science Museum OCTOBER 2014

Accompanying book published by Scala

On Friday 24 October 2014, the Science Museum opened its major new gallery, Information Age, which charts the development of network technologies and how they reshaped our world, from the cable, the wireless and the telephone exchange, to the satellite, the web and the cellphone. The gallery was opened by HM The Queen. Scala has published the accompanying book, also titled Information Age, which was edited by the gallery's lead curator, Tilly Blyth.

Below are photographs of the book itself, the museum shop display, the Queen marking the opening by sending her first ever tweet, and a panel discussion at the museum featuring (left to right): Hermann Hauser, the entrepreneur and founder of Acorn Computers; e-commerce pioneer Martha Lane Fox; Mo Ibrahim, global expert in cellphone communications; James Gleick, author of The Information and Chaos; the Economist's digital editor Tom Standage. The science writer Roger Highfield is introducing the panel. Lane Fox, Ibrahim, Gleick and Standage have all contributed to the book -- as have David Attenborough, Lucy Delap and Stephen Baxter.