In-Conversation: Lawrence Weschler and Philip Ording

Off Campus Online

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/ Monday


Lawrence Weschler, the author of nearly twenty books of narrative nonfiction, was a staff writer for twenty years (1981-2001) at The New Yorker, where his work caromed between political tragedies and cultural comedies. His books include And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? (a biographical memoir of Oliver Sacks), Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees (a biography of artist Robert Irwin); Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder (on the Museum of Jurassic Technology in LAS, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize); Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, 2007); A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers; Vermeer In Bosnia; and Calamities of Exile: Three Nonfiction Novellas. For over twenty-five years, he has taught, variously, at Princeton, Columbia, Sarah Lawrence, UCSC, and NYU. He has been a contributing editor to McSweeney's, The Believer, the Three Penny Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

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Philip Ording, BA, PhD, Columbia University. Mathematician with special interest in geometry, topology and the intersection of mathematics and the arts. Author of 99 Variation on a Proof, an investigation of mathematical style inspired by experiments of the Oulipo literary group. Coeditor of Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics and the Arts. Essays published in Cabinet, Bulletins of the Serving Library, The Mathematical Intelligencer and elsewhere. SLC, 2014–

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