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LOGIC Turns Two
March 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LOGIC A magazine about technology
Host: Jim Fingal, with special guests Megan Rose Dickey, Alexis C. Madrigal, Fred Turner, Ellen Ullman, and Julia Carrie Wong
Two years ago, Logic launched its first issue at City Lights. They are a print magazine about technology that publishes three times per year, with a small digital footprint. A great deal of enthusiasm has been generated by LOGIC. They continue to expand their editorial line to generate better conversations about technology and its effects on culture.
To celebrate the second anniversary of Logic’s launch, join us for a conversation at City Lights about the state of technology writing.
How are writers telling the story of technology? And how has the way they are telling that story changed in recent years, as a string of revelations and scandals fosters a darker mood about the role of technology in our lives?
To discuss these questions, we’ll hear from friends of the magazine who write about technology in different genres:
Megan Rose Dickey is a senior reporter at TechCrunch focused on diversity, inclusion and social justice. She also covers the on-demand economy, artificial intelligence and transportation.
Alexis C. Madrigal is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology.
Fred Turner is the author of From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism, and a professor of Communication at Stanford University, where he studies media, technology and American cultural history.
Ellen Ullman is a computer programmer, writer, and novelist. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Harpers, Wired, The New Yprkl Times and Salon. She is the author of a novel, The Bug, a New York Times Notable Book and runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the cult classic memoir Close to the Machine, based on her years as a rare female computer programmer in the early years of the personal computer era. She lives in San Francisco.
Julia Carrie Wong is a technology reporter for Guardian US, based in San Francisco.