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I’m speaking at Vancouver, BC’s Simon Fraser University on March 8/9, in a couple of events that will include launches for my new book, Overclocked — and I’m delighted to note that the book has sold out its entire print run in two weeks and is going back to the presses!

The talk is presented by the Faculty of Applied Sciences’ Leonardo Institute, a non-credit graduate program that examines the risks, uncertainties, ethics, and art of applied science.

Doctorow’s topic is The Totalitarian Urge: total information awareness and the cosmic billiards. “It’s about how technology changes the way we view social problems,” says Doctorow. “Older mechanical technologies make us see the world as deterministic, knowable and manipulable. New emergent technologies like the Internet teach us that control is an illusion, the universe is out of control and laughing at us, and that the more we watch and control, the more problems we have.”

The lecture will be presented twice:

Thursday March 8 at 6:00pm in the Fletcher Challenge theatre at SFU Vancouver (515 West Hastings St.) Free. Seating is limited. Reservations, 604-291-5100.

Friday March 9 at 3:30pm at SFU Burnaby in Academic Quadrangle, C9001. Free. Arrive early to ensure a seat

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10 Responses to “Vancouver lectures, Overclocked launch, Mar 8/9”

  1. Oddible

    Hey Cory make sure to stop down to the SFU Surrey campus while you’re here in Vancouver. The School of Interactive Arts and Technologies is on the Surrey campus and hosts significant research in Interaction Design including knowledge management, HCI, social netorking and the arts. Drop me a line if you want a tour of the labs and chats with some of the faculty / grads here. http://www.siat.sfu.ca/

  2. Interested Guest


    Will you be filming the lectures? I for one can’t make the dates, but would love to catch it later.

  3. Ben Reierson

    I’ll be in Vancouver for work and just reserved a spot on March 8th. I’ve been reading your stuff for quite a while so I’m really looking forward to this.

  4. Josh

    Is someone going to be able to film the lectures?? I hope you were lucky enough to find someone.

  5. trev

    I’m looking for any audio content from this…I planned to attend, but time went sideways for me.

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