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Tue 3/5, 2024, 7:30pm
Event format:In-Person
Kara Swisher
Burn Book
Headshot of Kara Swisher (with light skin, short brown hair, silver blazer, and diamond stud earrings)
($5 – $25 Sliding Scale )
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 7:30PM

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The Great Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue)
Seattle, WA 98101
Town Hall events are approximately 75 minutes long.

Get an inside look at the multifaceted history of the tech industry, its key players, and the evolving impact of technology on society.

In her latest work, Burn Book, Award-winning journalist Kara Swisher presents a witty and fair examination of the tech industry and its founders who aspired to change the world but inadvertently disrupted it. Covering the digital explosion in the early 1990s to breaking news faster than tech titans could “move fast and break things,” Swisher’s journey through the evolving landscape of Silicon Valley is a mix of memoir and history.

Unearth the inside story of modern Silicon Valley, exploring the highs and lows of the biggest boom in wealth creation in history. Despite chronicling the industry’s flaws, Swisher remains optimistic about technology’s potential to address challenges, urging for more thoughtful choices in an era dominated by powerful AI tools.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights into the heart of the digital revolution and its impact on our world.

Kara Swisher is the host of the podcast On with Kara Swisher and the cohost of the Pivot podcast with Scott Galloway, both distributed by New York magazine. She was also the co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast, and co-executive producer of the Code conference. She was a former contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and host of its Sway podcast and has also worked for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.


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