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Vanderbilt University Law School
131 21st Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Franklin Foer is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, a New America Foundation Fellow, former editor of The New Republic, and author of World Without Mind. Foer will be discussing «Mark Zuckerberg's War on Free Will: How Big Tech Threatens the Individual» at noon in Flynn Auditorium, Feb. 16.
«Foer’s latest book, World Without Mind, delivers a blistering polemic against big tech, taking on the titanic companies that seem to run our digital age. While corporations like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google boast that they are changing the world for the better, Foer explores the darker side of Silicon Valley, addressing how these very companies are undermining liberal values and violating laws that protect our privacy and intellectual property. Tracing the history of computer science—from René Descartes, to Alan Turing, to Steve Jobs—Foer concludes that we are now facing an existential crisis in the face of technology monopolists, and proposes how we can begin reining them in.»
-Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau
This event is free and open to the public; lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Program in Law and Government.
Visitors should park in the Terrace Place Garage, spaces 41-92, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Terrace Place, or the Wesley Place Garage, spaces 52-170, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Scarritt Place. Parking costs range from $4.00 to $12.00 at these garages. Both are within walking distance of the law school.