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How We Got to Now

How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson is a six part documentary series that reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world – and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered. Airs Wednesday, October 15 – November 12 2014 at 9/8c for the first episode and 10/9c thereafter.

How We Got to Now

S01E03 · Glass

Best-selling author Steven Johnson considers how the invention of the mirror gave rise to the... More

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.

10-22-201400:54:40
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