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Sun 10/26, 2014, 7:30pm
Neal Stephenson and Cory Doctorow with Ed Finn
Reigniting Society’s Ambition with Science Fiction

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Neal Stephenson

Author Neal Stephenson (Reamde, Snow Crash) laments our society’s loss of a key superpower — the ability to “Get Big Stuff Done.” He shoulders some of the blame, along with colleagues in the realms of science and speculative fiction, with what he calls a failure to supply “hieroglyphs”: “Asimovian robots, Heinleinian rocket ships, Gibsonian cyberspace… plausible, thought-out pictures of alternate realities in which… compelling innovation has taken place.” Project Hieroglyph brings together writers, artists, scientists, and new technologies in an effort to “reignite the iconic and optimistic visions” of the past, and the new anthology Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future features works from Stephenson, Cory Doctorow (Little Brother, Rapture of the Nerds) and others, to challenge people to think in terms of technology, creativity, and bold futures.

Learn more: About Doctorow; about Stephenson.

Presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Arts & Culture series.

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