Signal vs. Noise

  • March 20, 2014
  • 7:00 pm
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery

In a world full of noise—from the 24-hour news cycle to Big Data—we’re flooded with new information. Spur begins its five-city festival of ideas with a conversation that cuts through the noise. Paul Holdengräber (Live from the New York Public Library), George Prochnik (author of In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise) and Arthur Schafer (Director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, University of Manitoba) discuss the search for meaning in a saturated world.

  • General admission: $15
  • Students (with valid ID): $10



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Spur is a national festival of politics, art and ideas and is a catalyst for change in Canada.

Through nationally relevant and locally nuanced discussions, presentations and performances, the festival seeks to spur its participants to action on issues affecting Canadians. Feisty, multi-partisan, forward-looking, and solution-driven, this national railway of ideas will provide Canada with vital new cultural infrastructure for the 21st century.

Founded in 2013, the festival has already grown from three to five Canadian cities, with plans for further expansion across the country. Produced by the Literary Review of Canada in partnership with Diaspora Dialogues, Spur prides itself on its community partnerships, cultural connections and a focus on accessibility and diversity.

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