“The Coming War on General Purpose Computing: Every single political issue will end up rehashing the
- Categories: Literary
- Event posted: Feb. 14, 2013
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Alderson Auditorium University of Kansas Student Union Lawrence, KS 66045
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
Author, journalist, technology activist, and Boing Boing co-editor Cory Doctorow presents this year's Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture. Cost: Free! Seating is limited, so arrive early to ensure a spot. Jayhawk Ink bookstore will have copies of several of Doctorow's books available to purchase in Alderson Auditorium (as well as the bookstore on Level 2) and get signed by the author after the talk. This is Doctorow's third visit to KU: first in 1999 when his story "Craphound" (his first published story) was a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and next in 2009 when his novel Little Brother won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Don't miss hearing one of the most interesting thinkers of our time talk about some of our most-relevant issues! ________________________________________ Bio: Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist, and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing, and a contributor to The Guardian, the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired, and many other newspapers, magazines, and websites. He was formerly Director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit civil-liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards, and treaties. He holds an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting Senior Lecturer; in 2007, he served as the Fulbright Chair at the Annenberg Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California.