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Of interest: Event: IS TECHNOLOGY GOOD FOR CULTURE?

IS TECHNOLOGY GOOD FOR CULTURE?
SAT. OCT 4, 2013
Karl Kraus, media criticism, and the digital age. With Jonathan Franzen and Clay Shirky. Moderated by Henry Finder.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of the novels “The Twenty-Seventh City,” “Strong Motion,” “The Corrections,” and “Freedom,” parts of which first appeared in The New Yorker. His other books include “The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History” and the essay collections “How to Be Alone” and “Farther Away.” “The Kraus Project,” which contains his translations and free-ranging annotations of the Austrian satirist Karl Kraus, comes out in October.

Clay Shirky is Arts Professor at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and a writer in residence at the N.Y.U. Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He studies the effects of the Internet on society and is the author of “Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations” and “Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age.”

Henry Finder is the editorial director of The New Yorker.
4P.M.
Saturday,
October 5
90 MINUTES $35
Acura at SIR Stage37
508 West 37th Street