Book Discussion on Almost Human: Making Robots Think

Lee Gutkind talked about his book, Almost Human: Making Robots Think, published by W.W. Norton. He began by describing his technique… read more

Lee Gutkind talked about his book, Almost Human: Making Robots Think, published by W.W. Norton. He began by describing his technique of writing ‘creative nonfiction’ which uses the techniques of narrative storytelling to explain or explore nonfiction topics. He then described spending seven years observing the design and development of robots in various locales to learn about the cutting edge of robot technology. He read from his book and showed slides of several photographs from the book. 

His books include The Art of Creative Nonfiction: Writing and Selling the Literature of Reality.

The Writer’s League of Texas hosted this event as part of an agents' and editors' conference in Austin, Texas. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

Book Discussion on Almost Human: Making Robots Think

133 Views
Program ID:
200165-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Austin, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Aug 12, 2007
Last Aired:
Apr 5, 2008

Airing Details

  • Aug 12, 2007 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 08, 2007 | 10:12am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 19, 2008 | 10:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 05, 2008 | 11:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a DVD or Download

Book Discussion on Almost Human: Making Robots Think

  • DVD
    Length:
    00:54:21
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    00:54:21
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video