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Book Launch with JARON LANIER at Books Inc. Berkeley

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Interdisciplinary scientist at Microsoft and internationally-bestselling author Jaron Lanier joins us for a Book Launch in celebration of his illuminating new book, Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality

The father of virtual reality explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with technology

Bridging the gap between tech mania and the experience of being inside the human body, Dawn of the New Everything is a look at what it means to be human at a moment of unprecedented technological possibility.

Through a fascinating look back over his life in technology, Jaron Lanier, an interdisciplinary scientist and father of the term "virtual reality," exposes VR's ability to illuminate and amplify our understanding of our species, and gives readers a new perspective on how the brain and body connect to the world. An inventive blend of autobiography, science writing, philosophy and advice, this book tells the wild story of his personal and professional life as a scientist, from his childhood in the UFO territory of New Mexico, to the loss of his mother, the founding of the first start-up, and finally becoming a world-renowned technological guru.

Understanding virtual reality as being both a scientific and cultural adventure, Lanier demonstrates it to be a humanistic setting for technology. While his previous books offered a more critical view of social media and other manifestations of technology, in this book he argues that virtual reality can actually make our lives richer and fuller.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
Books: 
Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781627794091
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - November 21st, 2017

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