The Royal Photographic Society presents the inventor of the digital camera at a public lecture

One of modern photography’s great names – largely unknown by the wider public – will be giving a public lecture on behalf of The Royal Photographic Society in September.

On 10 September 2012, The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with the National Media Museum, will present Steve Sasson: Disruptive Innovation: The Story of the First Digital Camera at London’s Science Museum. Steve Sasson is credited with inventing the digital camera creating the first digital camera prototype in 1975 for the Eastman Kodak Company. In an illustrated and entertaining lecture Steve will be discussing how the concept was demonstrated within Kodak, subsequent technical innovations with megapixel imagers, image compression products in the mid-1980s, and the early commercialization of professional and consumer digital still cameras in the early 1990s. The internal reaction to these developments will be highlighted. It is the first time that Sasson has spoken in public in the United Kingdom.

Monday, 10 September 2012, at 7pm at the Science Museum, Fellows Room, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD. Cost £8. To book see: www.rps.org/sasson

For more information and booking details see the weblink above. Early booking is advised as places are limited.

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