Madame Tussauds in San Francisco is looking to immortalize a new Bay Area tech innovator into their wax figure line-up – and Pixar’s very own Ed Catmull is in contention. According to Examiner, fans have the opportunity to nominate their technological icon (with a large Bay Area presence) until April 23. Catmull would be a great addition to the San Francisco attraction given his computer science and texture mapping background (Catmull-Clark algorithm) that has changed the future of the animation industry. Other popular Bay Area tech innovators who have also received nominations include Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and Wired Magazine co-founder Jane Metcalfe.
Beginning on April 24, Madame Tussauds will open a second round of voting for fans to then cast their vote on the ten finalists. The winner will be announced on May 26, 2015, with their likeness cast in wax at the Madame Tussauds in Fisherman’s Wharf.
UPDATED: April 24 – Voting for the next Bay Area tech innovator is now open (link removed, no longer active). Fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite innovator until May 19 – with the winner announced on May 26.
UPDATED: May 26 – The results are in and Steve Wozniak was the chosen winner – more details are included in this SF Gate article (link removed, no longer active).