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Cory Doctorow, Mark Stevenson and James King

Futurology: Optimism and Failure

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Thursday, September 15, 2011
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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Emerging technologies can transform society, for both good and bad. How can we shape technology to create the tools we need to face the future? Futurologists Cory Doctorow and Mark Stevenson are joined by James King to discuss what we can hope for and what we should guard against.

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction writer, journalist, technology activist and co-editor of the weblog Boing Boing.

Mark Stevenson is the author of An Optimist’s Tour of the Future.

James King, 2011 A&D Witt Artist in Residence, investigates the unintended consequences of technology.

With support from Living Arts and the Risk Science Center.


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