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History of Technology Lecture: Jonathan Coopersmith
Start Date: 2/26/2019Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 2/26/2019End Time: 4:00 PM

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Creative Construction: The Integral Importance of Froth, Fraud and Fear in Emerging Technologies

Emerging technologies often experience a turbulent boom-bust cycle. Analyzing this cycle with technologies ranging from the bicycle in the 1890s to blockchain in the 2010s creates a fuller portrayal of the failure-filled process of turning inventions into successful products and diffusing those technologies commercially. Three key areas are the challenges of financing, the roles of the state, and the evolution of an ecosystem of experts, analysts, promoters, and others who play critical roles in shaping the expectations about new technologies

Jonathan Coopersmith
Professor of History
Texas A&M University

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Name: Dept of History
Phone: 215.895.2463
3250 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor, MacAlister Hall 2020, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
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