Didn’t get enough of Nikola Tesla from “The Prestige”?

Little known to anyone for the first ten months of the year, 2006 has been deemed the Year of Nikola Tesla, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth.

You can celebrate either by illuminating a light bulb with your bare fingers, dropping his name in conversation at least once per hour amongst your coworkers, or by visiting the Tesla Exhibit currently on display in the lobby of the BC Hydro building downtown.

The exhibit includes photographs, biographical materials, and models of several of his inventions on special loan from the Nikola Tesla Belgrade Museum in Serbia. You’ll be able to amaze your friends with your newfound knowledge of Tesla’s patent battle with Marconi over the invention of the radio, the ongoing war in which Tesla and Westinghouse fought it out with Edison over the reasons why AC power is more practical than DC, and possibly even Tesla’s later life claims that Albert Einstein was a fraud. No matter whose side you choose, you can’t deny that he was one of the 20th century’s most eccentric and interesting great minds.

The exhibit only lasts until November 30, so catch it while you can. Just don’t stick your fingers in any light sockets.

2 Comments so far

  1. Ana (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 2:48 pm

    If you liked the exibit at BC Hydro and want to see an awesome play about Nikola Tesla come to the Serbian Cultural Centre on Dec 8th. The show starts at 8pm so be there 15min earlier and bring cash or cheque. There will be rare books about Tesla for sale as well.
    Address 7838 Canada Way, Burnaby
    Tix: $20 adults, $10 students.
    For more info about “Tesla” play check out this site: http://www.teslaplay.com

    Ana


  2. Ana (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 2:49 pm

    If you liked the exibit at BC Hydro and want to see an awesome play about Nikola Tesla come to the Serbian Cultural Centre on Dec 8th. The show starts at 8pm so be there 15min earlier and bring cash or cheque. There will be rare books about Tesla for sale as well.
    Address 7838 Canada Way, Burnaby
    Tix: $20 adults, $10 students.
    For more info about “Tesla” play check out this site: http://www.teslaplay.com

    Ana



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