Jaron Lanier: Dawn of the New Everything
Thursday December 7: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
This event is free and open to the public. Copies of Dawn of the New Everything will be available for purchase at the event. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the main store elevator or the stairs and elevator next door at 826 Broadway.
In a world full of unequaled technological possibilities Jaron Lanier, an interdisciplinary scientist and father of the term “virtual reality,” exposes VR’s ability to illuminate and amplify our understanding of our species, showing it to be a humanistic setting for technology. He has a new theory on how the brain and body connect to the world and argues that VR is the key to living richer and fuller lives.
Jaron will be joined in conversation by author and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. This event will be covered by C-SPAN's Book TV!
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Jaron shares how virtual reality can be viewed as both a scientific and cultural adventure!