We’re at Confluence this weekend and also dealing with a wicked cold so please forgive the lack of detail in this week’s video information. From the video: It’s hard to believe that “Cyberspace,” a term coined by William Gibson, is almost 30 years old. Gibson, the writer responsible for naming our then nearly unimaginable digital networks, is the critically acclaimed author of Neuromancer, Pattern Recognition, and last year’s Zero History. In a conversation with Northwestern University’s Bill Savage, Gibson discusses his work, the future of science fiction, and the ever-blurring boundaries between technology and life.
From Wikipedia: Gibson is one of the best-known North American science fiction writers, fêted by The Guardian in 1999 as “probably the most important novelist of the past two decades”. Gibson has written more than twenty short stories and ten critically acclaimed novels (one in collaboration), and has contributed articles to several major publications and collaborated extensively with performance artists, filmmakers and musicians. His thought has been cited as an influence on science fiction authors, design, academia, cyberculture, and technology.
Make sure you listen through for the great Theodore Sturgeon quote. If you know the one, post it in the comments. I love it.