Computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and author Jaron Lanier will visit St. Lawrence in September 2011 as part of the Contemporary Issues Forum.
Best known as one of the pioneers of virtual reality, Lanier is a polymath with fascinating insights and contrarian views on many of today’s latest and most popular technologies. His 2010 book You Are Not a Gadget is a critique of the philosophies underlying web 2.0 technologies (such as Facebook, YouTube, blogs, and Twitter) and a call for a more human-centered approach to technology design and development.
Lanier will give a lecture on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00pm in Eben Holden, followed by a book signing. This event is free and open to the public.