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Celebrating Excellence Keynote Speaker: Jaron Lanier

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 8:00pm

Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom 600 Lucinda Ave

Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and author who writes on numerous topics, including high-technology business, the social impact of technology, the social impact of technology, the philosophy of consciousness and information, Internet politics, and the future of humanism.

In 2005, Lanier was included in the top one hundred public intellectuals in the world by Prospect and Foreign Policy magazines.  The Encyclopedia Britannica includes him in its list of history’s 300 or so greatest inventors.

Lanier is also a musician and artist.  He has been active in the world of new “classical” music since the late ‘70’s, and writes chamber and orchestral music.  Lanier’s paintings and drawings have been viewed in museums and galleries in the United States and Europe. 

This event is open to the public

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Academic, Celebrating Excellence (April & May)


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