Humanities Center Hosts Author Jaron Lanier

The award-winning author will discuss his fierce criticism of digital capitalism.

WHAT: Author, musician, computer scientist and digital capitalism critic Jaron Lanier lecture sponsored by the Humanities Center at Texas Tech University

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 26)

WHERE: Room 169, Human Sciences Building, 1301 Akron Ave.

EVENT: Jaron Lanier, an award-winning writer, computer scientist, musician and fierce critic of digital capitalism will present a lecture entitled "Who Owns the Future." It is part of the Humanities Center's 2016-17 theme, FUTURES.

Lanier won the 2014 German Book Trade Peace Prize for his fierce opposition to digital capitalism, the political-economic transition of the internet. His latest book, "Who Owns the Future," was heralded by the New York Times' critic as "the most important book I read in 2013."

Lanier and his colleagues sold a start-up company to Google. He holds a research post with Microsoft.

Admission to the lecture is free. For more information on the lecture or the Humanities Center's FUTURES series, visit its website.

CONTACT: Dorothy Chansky, director, Humanities Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-7426 or

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