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Simon Winchester: The Perfectionists

Machines have forever altered the way we operate and interact in society. The application of these precise tools have allowed us to innovate and mass produce throughout history, from the Industrial Revolution to the age of the internet. British journalist and celebrated author of Krakatoa and The Professor and the Madman Simon Winchester visits the Club to talk about these landmark inventions—and the minds behind them. In his newest book, The Perfectionists, Winchester argues that precision is the component most crucial to the advancement of history. 

Join us as Winchester journeys through time and introduces the minds and methods that have changed the modern world.

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Co-hosted by The Mechanics’ Institute

May 21, 2018

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

Speakers
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Simon Winchester
Author, The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World; Twitter: @simonwwriter
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Katie Hafner
Journalist; Contributor, The New York Times — Moderator