Feb 11 Thu 6.30-8.15pm Do Silicon Valley and Ancient Greece Share A Secret Recipe for Innovation? New America 156 Fifth

Is that a laptop proving that Ancient Greece got there first with innovation through time travel from Silicon Valley or what?

Do Silicon Valley and Ancient Greece Share A Secret Recipe for Innovation?
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Creativity and ingenuity aren’t spread evenly. Throughout history, certain locations have become hubs for artistic, business, and technological innovations, for reasons that aren’t always readily apparent. Why Silicon Valley right now? Why Florence during the Renaissance?
In search of answers, acclaimed travel writer and former NPR correspondent Eric Weiner traveled the world to investigate the relationship between society’s innovative ideas and their surroundings. The result is his new book, The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley.

Please join Future Tense on Thursday, February 11, at 6:30pm, for a conversation between Eric Weiner and Dayo Olopade, Media Partners Strategist for Facebook, on why certain places at certain times become the capitals of human progress.

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Eric Weiner @Eric_Weiner
Author, The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

Dayo Olopade @madayo
Media Partners Strategist, Facebook
Author, The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa

Do Silicon Valley and Ancient Greece Share A Secret Recipe for Innovation?
Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:30 PM – 8:15 PM EST
156 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor
New York, NY 10010

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