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William Crossman: The Coming Age of Talking Computers

Date:
Thursday, February 03, 2005
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Jon Garfield
Location Details:
New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia Street, SF

Author Willam Crossman:
The Coming Age of Talking Computers:
Implications for Culture, Democracy and Social Change

Thursday, February 3, 7:00 pm
New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia Street, SF

William Crossman will discuss his new book VIVO [Voice-In/Voice-Out]: The Coming Age of Talking Computers. Crossman predicts that talking computers, VIVOs, will make text/written language obsolete, replace writing and reading with speech and graphics, democratize information flow worldwide, and recreate an oral culture by 2050. William Crossman is a philosopher, teacher and long-time political activist involved with issues of education, media and technology, language and culture, and human rights. He is the founder/director of the CompSpeak 2050 Institute for the Study of Talking Computers and Oral Cultures and teaches at Vista Community College in Berkeley. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the New College Center for Education and Social Change. For more information, call 415-437-3425.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Feb 1, 2005 9:17PM
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