Coming Up On Viewpoints Show 17-38

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The Voices in Our Heads

Everyone needs a little self-talk from now and then, so we talk to experts about those voices in our head. We dive into the science behind them and how those voices can be used in a productive manner to help us accomplish our goals.

Inventing the Polaroid

In the era of smartphone cameras, instant photography is everywhere. But it wasn’t long ago when Polaroid cameras offered instant photography as a groundbreaking new way of seeing the world. Before the invention is completely lost to time, we look back at the man, and the business deals, that made it possible.

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15-34 Segment 1: A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land and Polaroid

These days “instant photography” means digital pictures that can be cropped, enhanced, captioned and uploaded to the Internet in a matter of minutes. It wasn’t that long ago, however, that “instant” photography was a lot more cumbersome and complex, and as novel as the latest tech gadgets are today. We’ll hear about the genius who made the first instant photos happen, take a look at his other inventions, and hear how his success led to a battle of giants in the photography world.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Ron Fierstein, author of the book, A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War.

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