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Oct. 11, 2011
Photo by Annie Wroblewski

RIT’s Caroline Werner Gannett Project “Visionaries in Motion V” lecture series continued Oct. 10 with a talk by Ryan Knighton, author, screenwriter and professor, who presented “It’s Like, for Real: A Life in Autopathography.” Knighton, who gradually lost his sight after being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at age 18, wrote his memoir about the experience and was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal, Canada’s national award for the funniest book of the year. “Hilarious, unsentimental and feisty, Ryan Knighton engages both sighted and blind worlds with issues he has encountered at the crossroads of memory, storytelling, technology and the human body,” says Mary Lynn Broe, the Caroline Werner Gannett Professor of Humanities at RIT. The next speaker in the series is Fred Ritchin, author and professor of photography and imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, who comes to RIT Nov. 3.

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