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The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone

Chicago Humanities Festival
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Odds are that as you read this, some kind of mobile device—and immediate access to a universe of visual content—is within reach. How did a simple tool to make calls on the go become what Steve Jobs called The One Device? Journalist Brian Merchant unlocks the creation and development of the iPhone, from origins in 19th century France and WWII America, to Apple's Cupertino headquarters, to a Foxconn plant in China, and a toxic pit of e-waste in Kenya. Merchant’s "secret history" is a firsthand look at how everything from touch screens, motion trackers, and even AI made its way into our pockets.

Preorder your copy of The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone through the CHF box office and save 20%.

A book signing will follow this program.

Members: $15
Public: $20
Students and Teachers: $10