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Philosophy Talk: Remixing Reality – Art and Literature for the 21st Century

Is remix culture an exciting new development in the arts, or a sign that genuine creativity is dead?

For decades, literary critics have been questioning the relevance of the novel as a literary form, with some going so far as to declare its death. But if the novel is dead, it’s not clear what new form can take its place. Should we treat the popularity of the memoir as a sign that what readers want is more truth, less fiction? Or is the memoir, like ‘reality TV,’ mostly just fiction dressed up as fact? In these fragmented times, when everything has already been said or done before, can there be any truly original innovations in art and literature? Or is the demand for originality itself an antiquated idea? John and Ken mix it up with David Shields, author of Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. Sunday 4/16 at 10 am and Tuesday 4/18 at 12 noon.

And don't miss you chance to miss John and Ken LIVE at Stanford on Tuesday 4/18 at 7:30 pm as they discuss Nonhuman Rights with Steven Wise, founder and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project.