Cyborg Ear, Cyborg I: Writing a Book, Rewriting a Life
April 26, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Student Development Center (Bldg. 55), Rm. 1300/1310
The day Dr. Chorost went deaf, he sat down at his keyboard and started writing. Rebuilt, his memoir of getting a cochlear implant, was written as he went through surgery, mapping, and the long process of learning how to hear all over again. He’ll talk about how he shepherded the book through getting an agent and signing with a major New York publisher. Through writing the book, he also overcame personal issues that had troubled him for decades. In a very real sense, while he wrote the book, the book also rewrote him. Dr. Chorost is a funny and personable speaker, and in this intimate evening he’ll share with you what he learned about the processes of writing and personal change.
Chorost, M. (2005). Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human. Autobiography. Free Press.
Chorost, M. (2011). World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humans and Machines. Mariner Books.