Special event: Ted Chiang, “Thoughts on being a cyborg”

To better understand how new information technologies might shape the way we think, let’s think about how the oldest ones have made themselves part of us.

On March 18 at 5 pm, join acclaimed author Ted Chiang and SRI Faculty Fellow Avery Slater (Department of English, University of Toronto) for a talk on impacts of technologies on the human experience.

This event will take place in person only at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West. No recording or online broadcast will be available.

About Ted Chiang

Ted Chiang is an internationally acclaimed science fiction writer. He published his first story, “The Tower of Babylon,” in Omni magazine in 1989. Since then, he has published 17 short stories and novellas over the course of over 30 years. His work has garnered enthusiastic and overwhelmingly positive critical reception and has won all the major awards in science fiction, including four Nebula awards, four Hugo awards, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and four Locus awards. Chiang is perhaps best known for the story “Story of Your Life,” which was first published in 1998. In 2016, “Story of Your Life” was adapted into the film Arrival, which won an Academy Award.

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