Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dave Eggers vs. Reality: A One Book Discussion

Guess what, One Book readers: we have another speaker lined up! Join us in welcoming Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) -- technologist, thought follower, working dad, Champion for Change, former Rolling Stones roadie, and rescuer of Al Gore's life -- to the stage on Wednesday, November 2 at College Hour (noon) in the auditorium (M229). His topic is "Dave Eggers vs. Reality":
"The Circle" paints a fun picture of a near-future transparency dystopia, but the reality of both government and technology is more convoluted and more interesting than Eggers knows. Learn why politicians "going transparent" would be incredibly boring, reveal nothing, and create a divided government that would accomplish nothing. 

Jaquith is the writer behind cvillenews.com, a community news blog about Charlottesville, and is the director of U.S. Open Data. Read more of his work at waldo.jaquith.org.