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Author @ the Library: "The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation," with Jon Gertner, a writer for The New York Times Magazine.

October 15, 2012

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Mid-Manhattan Library

Calling Bell Laboratories the most innovative institution of the 20th century, the author reveals the forces behind its creativity. Bell Labs, which thrived from the 1920s to the ’80s, was a citadel of science and scholarship, birthplace of the century’s most influential technologies, and a hotbed of creative thinking. This illustrated lecture explains why researchers and business leaders alike look to Bell Labs as a model—and long to incorporate its magic into their own work.