Apr. 5: Author reports after year in Robot Land
Award-winning novelist talks on her first non-fiction book
Novelist Terri Favro reports on “My Year in Robot Land: How a digital immigrant researched and wrote Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and Speculation” at S. Walter Stewart Library.
Will robots take our jobs, car keys and free will — or will they become our helpers, caregivers and lovers? he asks.
Favro examines our ever-changing relationships with new technologies with a sense of skepticism, humour and wonder.
Favro is a novelist, storyteller and marketing copywriter whose work helped introduce the earliest PCs, laptops, mobile phones, ATMs and other devices to Canadian consumers. He is the author of the Ken Klonsky Award-winning novella, The Proxy Bride, and the novels Once Upon a Time in West Toronto and Sputnik’s Children, a Globe100 and CBC Books Top 10 selection for 2017. Her first non-fiction book explores 100 years (1950 to 2050) of human relationships with technology in fact and fiction.
The event is on Apr. 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
S. Walter Stewart is at 170 Memorial Park Ave. in East York. Call 416-396-3975.
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