It’s not really clear who invented movies, but in 1893 William Dickson took a big step toward what we watch today. Thomas Edison, Dickson’s employer, told Dickson to make something people could watch while listening to Edison’s phonograph. Dickson then invented a Kinetograph, which played 40 pictures a second. The biggest problem? The Kinetograph could only hold 50 feet of film…meaning each movie was only 20 seconds long!
Join us on Thinker Thursdays to learn about people who have had great ideas, strange ideas, or really used their heads.