Campus Calendar

May 8

Convocation: Clive Thompson

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Journalist, author, and tech expert Clive Thompson discusses how technology is changing our minds forever.

Friday, May 8th, 2020
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel

Clive Thompson is one of our most prominent technology writers, respected for long form journalism that delves into science, literature, history, and philosophy.  He specializes in writing not merely about the inventors of technologies, but about how everyday people use them – often quite unpredictably. In his book Smarter Than You Think, he reveals how modern technology is making us smarter, more innovative, and better-connected – as individuals and as a society – despite widespread anxieties that the opposite is true. With his new book, Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World, he continues his exploration into the intersections of technology and human experience, peeking behind the curtain of Silicon Valley to dismantle the stereotype of the lone (male) genius coder.  A contributing editor for Wired and a contributor to The New York Times, Thompson also writes for Mother Jones and Smithsonian and is the tech consultant for the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s Q radio program.

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