How does new tech really impact our politics? Why did abolitionist Frederick Douglass think photography would pull the nation together? And why do we care so much about what happens in Casablanca or Stranger Things or Raiders of the Lost Ark? Answers to all these questions, and more, on this week’s Innovation Hub.
Lice-infested beds, unwashed surgical tools, and cut-off fingers - healthcare in the 1800s was a bloody affair. We take a look at the man who changed all that. Then, how much power does a protest really have? Zeynep Tufekci explores whether they have the power to change politics. Finally, there’s a common thread in art, music, storytelling, and even business-creation: creativity.