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The Many Faces of Genius


Thu 12 / 17 / 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM



Join us for "Edison, Einstein, Ellington, Ernst: The Many Faces of Genius” with Michael Geselowitz, PhD, Senior Director of the IEEE History Center. 

Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Duke Ellington and Max Ernst have all been described as creative geniuses. Yet, one was an engineer, one was a scientist, one was a musical composer and one was a visual artist. This lecture will explore the meaning of creativity and genius by looking at the lives and work of four giants and others who have been given the title genius. Are invention, scientific discovery, and artistic production essentially the same human endeavor? What are the similarities and differences? If they are distinct activities, can the concept of genius somehow link them together, or is genius another idea that has different meanings in different contexts? Tune in to find out. 

This program is free and open to all and is presented as a collaboration between the Little Falls Library and Little Falls Village.

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Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 910 9394 8246