In this lecture Ewan Clayton will ask if writing will survive the digital transformation of our culture and more fundamentally what is writing and what work does it do for us? He sets in context the various crises that surround the order of the written word. Drawing on his previous experience as a consultant to Xerox PARC (the lab where much of our current information technology was first conceived), Ewan will argue that we have under-conceived what writing is: it is irreducibly pluralistic in nature and not to be equated with any one technology. If true this has implications for how we read the future and for how we educate ourselves as literate citizens.
Date and Time
The Rose Auditorium, in Cooper Union's New Academic Building
41 Cooper Square (at East 7th Street)
New York, NY 10003