Are We Alone Are You Alien
Wednesday, June 3, 5:00 PM
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Keynote speech by Jeff Vandermeer
Abridged Text of Jeff Vandermeer's talk in The Guardian
Are We Alone event
Join us for an evening of strange collisions and alien transmission. Final Showcase of "Are We Alone?" with themed discussions, performances, presentations and a keynote with New York Times Best Selling Author, Jeff VanderMeer.
Wednesday, June 3rd, 5pm.
Atkinson Hall, Qualcomm Institute
ALIENS IN THE AUDITORIUM: Yelena Gluzman Ricardo Dominguez Nichole Speciale Minty Savitsky Kim Schreiber Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi Kendall Grady Keith McCleary Kate Clark Jose Villaran Jeanine Webb Gabe Kalmuss-Katz Eric Geiger Elizabeth Losh Curt Miller Charlie Thorpe Anna Joy Springer Angela Washko Adam Veal
Panel by Adam Burgasser, Joseph Hankins, Shelley Streeby, Wayne Yang. Organized by Ash Eliza Smith.
Jeff VanderMeer's most recent fiction is the NYT-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), which prompted the New Yorker to call the author “the weird Thoreau.” The series has been acquired by publishers in 23 other countries. Paramount Pictures/Scott Rudin Productions acquired the movie rights with Alex Garland set to direct. VanderMeer’s nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Atlantic.com, and the Los Angeles Times. He has also edited or coedited many iconic fiction anthologies, taught at the Yale Writers’ Conference, the Miami International Book Fair, lectured at MIT and the Library of Congress, and serves as the co-director of Shared Worlds, a unique teen writing camp located at Wofford College. He is currently working on a new novel, Borne. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, the noted editor Ann VanderMeer.
Culture, Art and Technology Program And Arthur C. Clarke Center for the Human Imagination
This program is supported by a grant from the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts and by VIASAT
Are We Alone program