EE Just Program “Stories of Discovery” Public Lecture Series
Special Guest: Jaron Lanier, author of the NY Times best-sellers “You Are Not a Gadget” and “Who Owns the Future?”
Friday, May 3rd, 5:00-6:30 PM
Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall
A pioneer in virtual reality (the phrase he coined) and a Renaissance Man for the 21st century, Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, artist, and author who writes on numerous topics, including high-technology business, the social impact of technology, the philosophy of consciousness and information, Internet politics, and the future of humanism. In 2010 Lanier was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine. He has been listed as one of history’s 300 or so greatest inventors in the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Lanier’s 2010 book “You Are Not A Gadget, A Manifesto” was selected as one of the best books of the year by Time Magazine and The New York Times, among others. His newest book, “Who Owns the Future?” proposes the framework for a democratic information economy and is essential reading for everyone who lives a part of their lives online.
Book signing to follow public lecture.
Click on the above image to link to Jaron Lanier’s homepage.