CORPORATE PAVILIONS & THEME EXHIBITS
BCTV (British Columbia Television)
General Motors (Spirit Lodge)
The entrance to the California Pavilion captured the theme "California: Creating the Future" through a high-tech neon sculpture.
Inside, four major exhibits displayed California's most noteworthy fields of research and development.
The first exhibit illustrated how geo-thermal energy is harnessed and converted into electricity.
The second focused on space, science and computer technology. A highlight of the second exhibit was a space telescope that was scheduled to be launched during Expo 86. An equally impressive display was the 10,000 pound Apollo XIV capsule.
Visitors could design a bicycle on a computer with help from a software program made by the newly emerging companies of the Silicon Valley. The 32-bit chip was introduced in 1986 as a "muscle microprocessor" that was sure to revolutionalize home computing, making computer to computer communication (now known as the internet) available to home computers through telephone lines.
The third and fourth exhibits focused on film technology and automotive design, culminating in a final exhibit that displayed the exciting and sometimes surprising applications of the four areas of research.
was well represented in the communications field through film
and displays which showed how science and the film industry were
entwined. Visitors were invited to learn how computers were used
to create realistic special effects that would otherwise be too
or dangerous to produce.