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The Electronic Age in Commercial Art

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Date:
Monday, August 24, 2015
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Patrick
Location Details:
The McRoskey Mattress Factory
1687 Market Street
SF, CA 94103

Cultural Historian and Archivist Megan Prelinger will present her new book Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age. “A highly original cultural history of 20th-century technology examined through the lens of commercial art…. Sophisticated in its grasp of science and technological history but also accessible to general readers.” — Kirkus Reviews

“An essential and eye-popping visual history of electronics, a glimpse of the electronic infrastructure captured in the brief moment before it miniaturized down to a scale too small for the eye to see, disappearing from our ordinary view forever, even as it burrowed into our buildings, streets, vehicles and even our bodies.” — Cory Doctorow coeditor of Boing Boing and author of In Real Life and Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free

Megan is also the author of Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957–1962. She is cofounder and information designer of the Prelinger Library in San Francisco, where she lives.

Admission is $3.00 but free with purchase of the book. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Aug 6, 2015 8:58AM
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