Smithsonian magazine’s Future Is Here Festival is an annual exploration of science, technology, culture and the arts, all gathered around the exciting and elastic theme of “the future.” The 2014 event took place in Washington, D.C. on May 16-18th. Take a look at what some of our speakers had to say.
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World [Steven Johnson] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the New York Times-bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You
Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine [Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools-or even wash his hands.