Invitation to Book Talk by Peter Swirski

You are cordially invited to a Book Talk by Peter Swirski on his new book "From Literature to Biterature"

Date: November 22, 2013 (Friday)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Venue: AAB 402A
Language: English

For registration/enquiry, please fill in the form here.

About the author:

Peter Swirski is Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, former Professor and Research Director at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, and Honorary Professor in American Studies in China. His research ranges from American Literature and American Studies to interdisciplinary studies in literature and science. He is also the world’s leading scholar on the legendary European writer and philosopher Stanislaw Lem.

About the book:

From Literature to Biterature is based on the premise that in the foreseeable future computers will become capable of creating works of literature. Among hundreds of other questions, it considers: Under which conditions would machines become capable of creative writing? Given that computer evolution will exceed the pace of natural evolution a million-fold, what will such a state of affairs entail in terms of art, culture, social life, and even nonhuman rights?