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Performance  |  Shocking the System: Nikola Tesla & the EV - A Revelatory Story

Friday, July 13, 2018, 7–8:30 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Prepare to be amazed!

In a dynamically illustrated talk, Francis Lestingi, PhD will delve into all things Tesla, including the revealing story of the suppression of the EV over a hundred years ago. Find out how the visionary inventor of alternating current power, wireless communication, radio, robotics, remote control, X-ray imaging, radar, neon & florescent lighting foresaw technologies we are just beginning to harness.

Often called; “The Man Who Invented the 20th Century”, Nikola Tesla was a technological wizard whose far reaching legacy is now inspiring the 21st. Our wireless world and desire for clean energy is a direct by-product of Tesla’s singular genius, awareness of which has catapulted him from cult figure to global phenomenon.

As the world’s first “Electric City”, Buffalo is finding itself increasingly near the center of the Tesla Universe; a section of Niagara Street has been designated; “The Tesla Heritage Corridor”, A mural of Tesla recently appeared in the Elmwood Village (On the side of Forty Thieves Kitchen and bar at the corner of Breckenridge.), Tesla Inc operates a massive solar panel manufacturing facility on South Park Ave. and a campaign to erect a Tesla statue on his birthday in downtown Buffalo is aiming for a July 10th, 2019 unveiling.

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    Special Event  |  July M&T Second Friday

    Friday, July 13, 2018, 10 am–8 pm

    The galleries are open from 10 am - 8 pm and are free all day! Special programs begin at 5:30 pm.