February 4, 5:30-7 p.m. (free event)
Steven Levy, Senior News Editor at Newsweek and author of the biweekly
column, The Technologist, and Paul Courant, Dean of the University of
Michigan Library and former U-M Provost, will take part in a free
public conversation about the future of the book. The conversation
will take place in the Gallery of U-M's Hatcher Library.
One of the most acclaimed and versatile technology writers in the
country, Levy has written six books, including "The Perfect Thing,"
about Apple's iPod and "Hackers". He was the guest editor of "The Best
of Technology Writing 2007," published by digitalculturebooks, a joint
imprint of the University of Michigan Library and U-M Press. His
recent Newsweek cover story, Books Aren't Dead, sparked a national
controversy about how new digital reading devices will change our
experience of the written word.
"The Best of Technology Writing 2007", will be available for sale at
the presentation and Levy will be available to sign them.
PLACE: Hatcher Library, located on U-M's Central Campus. The Gallery,
located Hatcher Library is in Room 100 on the first floor through the
LINKS: "The Best of Technology Writing" is available for free online
at http:// www.digitalculture.org/ and for sale from booksellers.
U-M's University Library: http://www.lib.umich.edu/
U-M Press: http://www.press.umich.edu/