Does it matter if we lose our capacity for long form writing and reading?
Research suggests that constant exposure to digital media changes how our brains process information. Will society be profoundly changed if books and reading disappear?
Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Public Library
Michael Kluckner is an artist and writer, best known for his book Vanishing Vancouver and his advocacy of historic preservation. His most recent book is Toshiko, a graphic novel set during the Second World War.
About the Philosophers' Café
Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. To learn more about the Philosophers’ Café, please visit their website.