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Meet the Author of Alchemy of Us | Ainissa Ramirez
December 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blackstone Library, 758 Main Street
Branford, CT 06405 United States
Ramirez tells the stories of the woman who sold time, the inventor who inspired Edison, and the hotheaded undertaker whose invention pointed the way to the computer. She describes, among other things, how our pursuit of precision in timepieces changed how we sleep; how the railroad helped commercialize Christmas; how the necessary brevity of the telegram influenced Hemingway’s writing style; and how a young chemist exposed the use of Polaroid’s cameras to create passbooks to track black citizens in apartheid South Africa. These fascinating and inspiring stories offer new perspectives on our relationships with technologies.
Hybrid – in-person or via Zoom
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May 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
May 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm