How We Got to Now

Glass

Episode 3 | 54m 40s Video has closed captioning.

Best-selling author Steven Johnson considers how the invention of the mirror gave rise to the Renaissance, how glass lenses allow us to reveal worlds within worlds and how, deep beneath the ocean, glass is essential to communication. The link between the worlds of art, science, astronomy, disease prevention and global communication starts with the little-known maverick innovators of glass.

Aired: 10/22/14

Rating: NR

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