Join us and Mechanics' Institute member author Lee Bruno in our first PPIE Centennial event. Mr. Bruno will present his new book Panorama, a collection of essays on the Exposition's key players, celebrities, and guests. Expect marvelous visuals and riveting stories!
In celebration of the Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) Centennial in 2015, the Mechanics' Institute will be hosting a yearlong series of author events, lectures, expert panels, walking tours, and exhibits of our PPIE ephemera from our collection and other sources including books, programs, postcards and memorabilia.
For the past 20 years, Lee Bruno has been writing about business, technology and innovation for magazines and newspapers that include The Guardian (UK), MIT Technology Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Red Herring magazine, Scientific American and The Economist. Lee graduated with a B.S. in Biology from San Francisco State University and a Masters Degree in Science Journalism from Boston University. Lee has lived in San Francisco for more than 30 years, raising a family of four boys with his wife and enjoying long open water swims in the San Francisco Bay.