Wednesday, Sept. 18
This year’s Common Reading Lecture will be delivered by Brian Christian on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Chapel Auditorium. A reception will follow in the lobby.
Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human, which was named a Wall Street Journal bestseller and a New Yorker magazine favorite book of 2011. In keeping with this year’s university theme, Technology in our Lives, he will address how computers are reshaping society’s ideas of what it means to be human.
Christian’s writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and Best New Poets, and in scientific journals such as Cognitive Science.
He has been featured on The Charlie Rose Show and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has lectured at Google, Microsoft, the Santa Fe Institute and the London School of Economics. His work has won several awards. He holds degrees in philosophy, computer science and poetry from Brown University and the University of Washington.