AMERICAN GENIUS - Winter Video Series

American Genius

The Scientific Library is pleased to announce the inaugural Winter Video Series, to be held in the first part of 2016. For this new event, we are showing the 8-part series from National Geographic titled AMERICAN GENIUS.

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Behind every great genius was a great rival – an unstoppable adversary whose incredible vision, determination and ambition is their match. Out of their struggles came the world’s most brilliant inventions. AMERICAN GENIUS reveals the competitive forces behind history’s most remarkable races for innovation. The series explores the rivalries, delving into the fierce power struggles, deceit, fluke timing and raw ambition out of which innovation was born. Bold reenactments are woven together with expert interviews to shed new perspective on the backstories of innovation that have shaped our world.

The series consists of eight 1-hour episodes. Each episode will be shown 4 times each week, 2 times at the ATRF and 2 times in Building 549, to accommodate various work locations and lunch schedules. The program will begin on Monday, January 4, and will conclude on Friday, February 26.

The AMERICAN GENIUS program will be shown at the ATRF on Mondays and Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., in the common area by the ATRF Library, E2003, on the 2nd floor near the Wellness Center/gym.

The AMERICAN GENIUS program will be shown on the main NCI-F campus on Thursdays and Fridays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., in the Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab in Building 549.

You may bring your lunch to the program. This DVD series is part of the Scientific Library’s circulating collection, and may be borrowed after the entire series ends in February.
Please check the schedule below for information on each episode. Be sure to view your desired location.

Episode 1: Jobs vs. Gates

Monday, January 4, & Tuesday, January 5; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ATRF Library, Room E2003

Thursday, January 7, & Friday, January 8; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549

Two brilliant minds, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, do battle and, in the process, revolutionize lives.

Episode 2: Wright Brothers vs. Curtiss

Monday, January 11, & Tuesday, January 12; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ATRF Library, Room E2003

Thursday, January 14, & Friday, January 15; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549

Orville and Wilbur Wright and Glen Curtiss face off in a rivalry that puts lives at risk.

Episode 3: Farnsworth vs. Sarnoff

Tuesday, January 19, & Wednesday, January 20: EXCEPTION due to Monday holiday
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ATRF Library, Room E2003

Thursday, January 21, & Friday, January 22; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549

The invention of TV is born out of a David vs. Goliath competition between Sarnoff and Farnsworth

Episode 4: Hearst vs. Pulitzer

Monday, January 25, & Tuesday, January 26; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ATRF Library, Room E2003

Thursday, January 28, & Friday, January 29; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549

William Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer push the limits of journalism, changing the media landscape.

Episode 5: Space Race

Monday, February 1, & Tuesday, February 2; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ATRF Library, Room E2003

Thursday, February 4, & Friday, February 5; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549

America and the Soviet Union set out to conquer the moon, but much more was at stake.

Episode 6: Colt vs. Wesson

Monday, February 8, & Tuesday, February 9; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ATRF Library, Room E2003

Thursday, February 11, & Friday, February 12; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549

The invention of the perfect revolver pits Samuel Colt and Daniel Wesson.

Episode 7: Oppenheimer vs. Heisenberg

Tuesday, February 16, & Wednesday, February 17: EXCEPTION due to Monday holiday
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ATRF Library, Room E2003

Thursday, February 18, & Friday, February 19; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549

The heated contest between Heisenberg and Oppenheimer had dramatic impact on the end of WWII.

Episode 8: Edison vs. Tesla

Monday, February 22, & Tuesday, February 23; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ATRF Library, Room E2003

Thursday, February 25, & Friday, February 26; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab, Building 549

Eccentric genius Nikola Tesla enters a rivalry with Thomas Edison that will forever change the world.