NBCC Event Tonight: Lee Siegel in Conversation


Lee Siegel, author of Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob Interviewed by National Book Critics Circle president John Freeman

McNally/Robinson, 52 Prince Street, New York City, 7 PM

From McNally/Robinson’s website: “In his new book Against the Machine, Brooklyn-based critic Lee Siegel argues that our ever-deepening immersion in life on the Internet reshapes our minds and culture, in ways with which we haven’t yet reckoned. The web and its cultural correlatives, he argues, have turned privacy into performance, play into commerce, and confused “self-expression” with art. Siegel’s argument isn’t a Luddite intervention against the Internet itself but rather a bracing appeal for us to contend with how it is transforming us all. Join us for a discussion with a thoughtful and provocative cultural critic.”