“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” - Mark Twain
|When:||Back to Calendar March 13, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm|
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Double feature! Your ticket to this event also gains admission to Chavisa Woods / “The Albino Album” at 7:30 pm.
How Edison’s Light Bulb Changed Invention—and Us
The late 19th century was a period of explosive technological creativity. Arguably the most important invention of all was Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb, which marked the arrival of modernity and became a catalyst for the nation’s transformation. Showing how Edison’s invention was not any single technology, but rather a reinvention of the process itself, Ernest Freeberg (author of The Age of Edison) traces the progress of electric light through the reactions of everyone who saw it, telling a quintessentially American story of ingenuity, ambition, and possibility, in which the greater forces of progress and change are manifest in one of our most humble and ubiquitous objects.
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