Neal Stephenson and Cory Doctorow
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (HARPER)
Sunday • October 26 • 7:30pm
Town Hall Seattle, Great Hall, 1119 8th Avenue
Discussion & Book Signing
During its golden age, science fiction was a powerful force for social change and grand innovation. It inspired multi-disciplinary collaborations, opened up space, and gave birth to ideas outside the constraints of data, logic, and practicality. With Project Hieroglyph, Neal Stephenson has called together science fiction authors, artists, and scientists to rekindle humanity's grand ambitions and iconic visions for the future through storytelling. Joining us this fall, Stephenson and prominent sci-fi author Cory Doctorow will discuss the project, their recently published anthology of works exploring the "big ideas" on which it is founded, and how technology and creativity can work together to inspire our greatest innovations and solve problems beyond our current understanding.
Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts.
Tickets are $5 and available at townhallseattle.org.
Neal Stephenson is an American writer, known for his speculative fiction works, which have been variously categorized science fiction, historical fiction, maximalism, cyberpunk, and postcyberpunk. Stephenson explores areas such as mathematics, cryptography, philosophy, currency, and the history of science. He also writes non-fiction articles about technology in publications such as Wired Magazine, and has worked part-time as an advisor for Blue Origin, a company (funded by Jeff Bezos) developing a manned sub-orbital launch system.
Cory Doctorow is a coeditor of Boing Boing and a columnist for publications including The Guardian, and Publishers Weekly. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.
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