The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but arguably the most important invention of all was Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb. The Age of Edison places the story of Edison’s invention in the context of a technological revolution that transformed America and Europe in these decades.
Please join us as we welcome Ernest Freeberg, the distinguished professor and historian, for a conversation with John Hollar about the technological revolution Edison's light bulb unleashed.
We are very pleased that our partner Kepler’s will be on hand selling copies of the Age of Edison before and after this event, with a author book signing to follow.
For a full event listing, please visit: http://www.computerhistory.org/events/upcoming/#ithe-age-edison-electric-light
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Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mountain View, Ca. is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history, and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, including computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs and moving images.
The Museum brings computer history to life through an acclaimed speaker series, dynamic website, on-site tours, and physical exhibitions. Now at the Museum “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing”, a technological wonderland that immerses visitors in the sights, sounds and stories of the computer revolution. Other physical exhibits include, “Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2,” and “Mastering the Game: A History of Computer Chess.”
Museum Hours: Wed-Sun 10am- 5pm