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John Adams’ Quincy Club: California

This was FUN! Every year the John Adams Institute organizes a lecture series for high school kids. This year Gabe Marino gave a great talk, both in schools and online, about California, ranging from the 19th century Gold Rush through its gorgeous landscapes, its culture of surf sun & sex, movies and music and of course Silicon Valley. Ever wondered what all those garages looked like where Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and the Google boys invented our modern-day tech culture? Check it out in this video! 

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TRACY·TV #45 California: Designing Freedom exhibition

California, and especially Silicon Valley, has defined so much of our sense of freedom with design objects made there. But there is quite a big difference in what we define now as freedom from the sixties till now. The exhibition ‘California: Designing Freedom’ now on display at the Stedelijk Museum in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, shows this development. I visited the exhibition and interviewed Justin McGuirk, the curator.

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