The Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian continues to promote public dialogue on, and greater understanding of, ideas and issues of concern. The event brings together a cast of some of the most innovative, imaginative and inspiring thinkers and performers, who engage audience members with an array of ideas not just for Canadians, but for all.
Now in its 11th year, the Guelph Lecture presents Jaron Lanier as the Keynote Speaker. An accomplished technological innovator, philosopher and writer, Lanier will speak about humanity’s complex, often conflictual, relationship with digital technology and virtual reality, particularly the internet. Lee Maracle, our literary guest, will read new work that she wrote during her Eastern Comma residency in Cambridge, ON, while living at North House, a high-tech house of the future.
In an extraordinary collaboration, the Penderecki String Quartet and DJ Cyclist will perform the world premiere of a new composition by Peter Hatch, who will join them on stage.
- General admission: $20
- Students (with valid ID): $15
- November 2, 2015
- 7:00 pm
- River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street, Guelph