By the time of his death in 1943, inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla had accumulated some 300 patents for his works. He's credited for work and ideas that resulted in countless innovations, most notably alternating current, or the electrical system that powers most of the devices in your home.
After his death, Tesla's legacy fell into relative obscurity for a time, but in recent years, he's been embraced by a new generation of scientists and engineers. At this point, he's become a bit of folk hero, seen by many as the epitome of the uncompromising genius.
This Saturday's The Tesla Project aims to celebrate all that people love about Nikola Tesla, featuring art about and inspired by the inventor, educational activities, robots, live music, and all sorts of stuff that blurs the line between art and science.