Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fresh From My Tour of the Left Coast...

I've just spent a fascinating and fun week out in California, giving talks about my new book at Disney, Netflix, Google, Industrial Light & Magic, and the Hillside Club.

The book, Inventing the Movies, is a technological history of Hollywood, from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs. It includes several stories about how Boston-area companies and people (such as Avid Technology and 'Tron' director Steven Lisberger) influenced the evolution of the movie industry.

I'm giving several talks locally, and if you're a cinephile, or you're interested in the ways that new ideas and new technologies are resisted by any established industry, I think you might appreciate the presentation. It includes lots of historical photos and movie clips. Here are the upcoming events:



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