David Weinberger

presents

Everyday Chaos:
Technology, Complexity, and How We're Thriving in a New World of Possibility

This event includes a book signing

Date

Jun
13
Thursday
June 13, 2019
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes pioneering internet thought leader DAVID WEINBERGER for a discussion of his latest book, Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We're Thriving in a New World of Possibility.

About Everyday Chaos

Artificial intelligence, big data, modern science, and the internet are all revealing a fundamental truth: The world is vastly more complex and unpredictable than we've allowed ourselves to see.

Now that technology is enabling us to take advantage of all the chaos it's revealing, our understanding of how things happen is changing—and with it, our deepest strategies for predicting, preparing for, and managing our world. This affects everything, from how we approach our everyday lives to how we make moral decisions and how we run our businesses. 

Through stories from history, business, and technology, philosopher and technologist David Weinberger finds the unifying truths lying below the surface of the tools we take for granted—and a future in which our best strategy often requires holding back from anticipating and instead creating as many possibilities as we can. The book’s imperative for business and beyond is simple: Make. More. Future.

Praise for Everyday Chaos

"My copy is filled with notes on the margins of every page. This is what books are for—a mind-blowing, game-changing, fun-to-read race into the future. Wow." —Seth Godin, author of This Is Marketing

"Weinberger's thought-provoking call to action is a must-read for business leaders pushing the envelope on innovation, for policy makers seeking to protect the public from undue harm, and for the rest of us who are keen to live better lives but mindful of any unintended consequences." —Aneesh Chopra, former US Chief Technology Officer, Obama Administration

"With classic Weinberger wit and brilliant insight, this book shatters the myth of predictability while delivering grounded, actionable advice for anyone trying to thrive in the everyday chaos that has become our world. A page-turner must-read for everyone." —Joichi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab

David Weinberger
David Weinberger

David Weinberger

David Weinberger is a pioneering thought leader about the Internet’s effect on our lives, on our businesses, and most of all, on our ideas. He has served as an Internet adviser to presidential campaigns; an early social-networking entrepreneur; a writer-in-residence at Google; a senior researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, a fellow at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, and a Franklin Fellow at the US State Department. His writing has appeared in publications from Wired to Harvard Business Review and his books include the bestselling The Cluetrain Manifesto.

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