Monday, June 15, 2015

“Places of Invention” at the Lemelson Center

The "Places of Invention" exhibition will open on July 1, 2015 at the Smithsonian Museum's Lemelson Center for the Study of Innovation and Invention in Washington, DC. According to the website, "the exhibition will take visitors on a journey through time and place to meet people who lived, worked, played, collaborated, adapted, took risks, solved problems, and sometimes failed—all in the pursuit of something new." The physical exhibit will feature six communities: Silicon Valley, 1970-80s; the Bronx, 1970s; Medical Alley, 1950s; Hartford, late 1800s; Hollywood, 1930s; and Fort Collins, 2010. The accompanying website includes an interactive map detailing many more "places of invention," with their accompanying stories.This is an ongoing project, with more materials to be added to the online version over time.