glyph 17: Engines Our Ingenuity, a radio program . culture , human creativity, invention ... John Lienhard, University Houston, Texas ... npr, radio ... multigenium, "inventions" as exemplars produced by "iconic" inventors who summarize in their creation the work of numerous explorers, examples offered in these programs ... Lienhard asked, "Who is the greatest inventor of all time?", responded, "You the listener are the greatest inventor of all time ... I'm fascinated by the flow of invention from everybody ..." [streaming audio linked in this glyph] ... Fulton, steamboat . Wright Brothers, airplane ... iconic inventions as "tipping points"


 

Engines of Our Ingenuity

how our culture is formed by human creativity

These programs by Professor John Lienhard are a treasure, especially for educators and home schoolers. -leif

Engines of Our Ingenuity
http://www.uh.edu/engines/

How Invention Begins: Echoes of Old Voices in the Rise of New Machines,
John H. Lienhard, Oxford University Press, June, 2006

"The Engines of Our Ingenuity" is a radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. Written and hosted by John Lienhard, it is heard nationally on Public Radio and produced by KUHF-FM Houston. Among other features, this web site houses the transcripts for every episode heard since the show's inception in 1988. Streaming audio is available on each of the posted episodes. As of December 15, 2006 there were 2171 episodes listed.

A good place to start is this interview with John Lienhard:
http://images.chron.com/content/news/photos/06/07/28/interview.mp3
The interview is conducted by Eric Berger (SciGuy, Houston Chronicle):
http://blogs.chron.com/sciguy/archives/2006/08/listen_an_inter.html

Complete listing of all episodes (December 15, 2006) of "Engines of Our Ingenuity":
http://www.uh.edu/engines/keywords.htm

Subscribe to podcasts:
http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=5183222

Radio Stations that carry "Engines of Our Ingenuity":
http://www.uh.edu/engines/engstations.htm

Biography of John Lienhard:
http://www.uh.edu/engines/jhlbio.htm

"A Fine Madness", by John H. Lienhard
http://www.uh.edu/engines/ut-1.htm

John H. Lienhard
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-4792

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entered before July 9, 2006; edited/updated November 26, 2015

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