This 1-hour seminar was presented by Virginia Postrel on August 27, 2022 via Zoom. You may have access to the recording of that seminar for 2 weeks.
Virginia Postrel (pron. PAH-STRELL) is an author, columnist, and speaker whose work spans a broad range of topics, from social science to fashion, concentrating on the intersection of culture, commerce, and technology. She is a visiting fellow at the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at Chapman University, where she teaches classes combining the humanities and economics.
Her latest book The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World, examines the development of technology, industry, and commerce through the history of textiles, from prehistoric times to the near future. Postrel’s previous books include The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion (2013), The Substance of Style (2003), and The Future and Its Enemies (1998). She is a regular columnist for Bloomberg Opinion.
You can read more about Virginia’s work on her website: vpostrel.com