Bestselling author and journalist Walter Isaacson has been a frequent guest of New-York Historical over the years, always bringing tantalizing tales of innovation and ingenuity. Enjoy four of his past public programs below: on Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, and Albert Einstein, and a deep dive into the technologies that are shaping our digital future.
May 11, 2016
Isaacson, the author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, discusses how Franklin’s pursuit of innovation shaped America’s national character and left an enduring Enlightenment-era legacy.
Technology: Innovations and Expanding Frontiers
Feb. 12, 2013
Isaacson and the New York Times‘ David E. Sanger explore our digital future, what new innovations will change the way we live, and how the rapid development of technology poses new threats to security. Part of the Harold and Ruth Newman World Beyond Tomorrow Series.
March 6, 2012
Isaacson tells the story of the roller-coaster life and searing personality of Steve Jobs, a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six technological industries.
June 6, 2007
Isaacson discusses Einstein: His Life and Universe, the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of the physicist’s papers became available.
Image: “Benjamin Franklin—Printer” by John Ward Dunsmore, ca. 1928 (New-York Historical Society, Gift of George A. Zabriskie)