Princeton Pre-Read Event in Houston - Book Discussion
Engage in the intellectual life of the university without ever leaving Houston, by participating in our first annual Princeton Pre-Read event. We will read the book assigned by Princeton’s President Eisgruber to all incoming freshmen; and then gather over refreshments to watch short videos of the on-campus discussion with the author, followed by our own discussions.
The incoming class of 2023 book, “Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy,” was written by James Williams, who recently received his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford, focusing on the philosophy of attention and persuasion in technology design. Previously, Williams worked for a decade at Google as a technology and business strategist. The book presents a rigorous and original argument about the profound influence of digital technology on human attention and democratic political competence. President Eisgruber hopes that Stand Out of Our Light will inspire discussion and debate about the ways in which this digital landscape is affecting our ability to shape our identities, lives, and societies . View President Eisgruber’s video introduction for the book.
Get the book at your local Houston Public Library, Harris County Public Library, Brazos Bookstore, or Amazon.
Refreshments at 6:30 pm
Discussion begins at 7:00 pm
Location: Hanover Rice Village, Media Room - 2455 Dunstan Rd., Houston, TX 77005
Questions? Email Shirley Rouse '83
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