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Logic Books Festival

October 12, 2020 - October 14, 2020

City Lights in conjunction with Gray Area and FSG Originals present three days of discussion exploring the way we interact with technology and how it affects on our lives.

with Adrian Daub, Tim Hwang, Ben Tarnoff, Xiaowei Wang, and Moira Weigel joined in conversation with Anna Wiener, Allison Arieff, An Xiao Mina, Joanne McNeil, and Robin Sloan

More than three years ago, Logic launched its first issue at City Lights Booksellers. Now, the crew at LOGIC return in an exciting new collaboration. FSG Originals × Logic dissects the way technology functions in everyday lives. The titans of Silicon Valley, for all their utopian imaginings, never really had our best interests at heart: recent threats to democracy, truth, privacy, and safety, as a result of tech’s reckless pursuit of progress, have shown as much.

Together, publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux and tech magazine Logic present an alternate story, one that delights in capturing technology in all its contradictions and innovation, across borders and socioeconomic divisions, from history through the future, beyond platitudes and PR hype, and past doom and gloom. This collaboration features four brief but provocative forays into the tech industry’s many worlds, and aspires to incite fresh conversations about technology focused on nuanced and accessible explorations of the emerging tools that reorganize and redefine life today. City Lights is pleased to be partnering with the cultural hub Gray Area in presenting this extraordinary event.

Events are Free, but registration is required. Click the links on each event listing to register.

Join us for three days of sessions

Monday, October 12, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PST
Voices from the Valley: Tech Workers Talk About What They Do–and How They Do It

Ben Tarnoff and Moira Weigel in conversation with Anna Wiener

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October 12, 2020
October 14, 2020


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