We generate enormous amounts of online data about our habits: where we go, what we do, and how we feel. Some of that data is information we choose to record; some of it we leave behind in digital trails merely by going about our daily lives in an increasingly digital world.
NORA YOUNG, host and creator of Spark, CBC Radio’s lively technology and culture show, examines both the positive power and the potential danger in these data trails in her new book, THE VIRTUAL SELF: How Our Digital Lives Are Altering the World Around Us.
Nora is one of the most dynamic and open-minded adventurers in the digital world, and THE VIRTUAL SELF is an essential handbook for all of us who want a better understanding of where our present is leading us.
The THIN AIR team is excited to welcome Nora to Winnipeg! She will be exploring the issues in her new book in an on-stage conversation with THIN AIR Director, Charlene Diehl. The superb Karl Kohut Electric Quartet will offer a musical angle on technological interventions.
Join us on Thursday, June 7, 8:00 pm, at The Park Theatre. Food and beverages are available on-site, and McNally Robinson Booksellers will have copies of the book for purchase.
“Nora Young has shared an essential book, beautifully written and perfectly timed. In just two years, the ideas in this book will be everywhere,
but her readers will have understood them first.”
– Seth Godin, author of We Are All Weird