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Today, Art Peterson talked with Steven Short on KALW Radio about Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television. A statue of Farnsworth is located in the beautiful park near the Letterman Digital and New Media Arts Center. He is also featured in one of the chapters of Why Is That Bridge Orange? You can learn more about why Farnsworth never got the credit for his invention that he deserved here.
We Wanna Be Friends With: SF Historian and Author Art Peterson is the title of a new story on 7×7 Magazine’s website. Rachel Amy Shavar talks with Art about his new book Why Is That Bridge Orange? and finds out about his favorite restaurants, parks and hangouts in San Francisco – and whether he is a burger or burrito person.
Art Peterson’s essay on the Vaillancourt Fountain was featured on FoundSF today – San Francisco’s digital archive that presents “over 1800 unique stories, images, and videos from past and present.” The essay tells the story of a fountain that at one point was scheduled to be demolished because it was too expensive to maintain and lured the homeless to sleep in it.
Join us on February 1st, 2014 at 2 pm at the Emerald Tablet art gallery where Art Peterson will celebrate the launch of his new book Why Is That Bridge Orange? with live music, readings, a video presentation and book signings. Complimentary snacks and drinks by donation will make sure that you won’t just feed your mind.