In his recent award winning book, Everything that Rises, as well as in the contest it spawned on McSweeneys.net, the Humanities Institute he has been directing at NYU, the Chicago Humanities Festival over which he presides, and his twenty-some-odd years as a staff writer at the New Yorker, Lawrence Weschler has regularly seemed willing to entertain leaps that transcend more orthodox academic and scholarly categories. Has this been a good or a bad thing? Even he is not sure, but he discusses the matter across a powerpoint and internet fueled lecture.
Supported by the UM Program in Creativity and Consciousness Studies.
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