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Reminiscences of Jaron Z. Lanier : oral history, 2002-2003.

Creator: Lanier, Jaron Z.
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 69 p. sound recordings: 2 sound discs (110 min.) : digital ; 3 in. sound recording: 1 sound cassette (55 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Computer scientist, Composer.

Scope and Contents

9/11: witness to fire in North Tower and crash in South Tower from TriBeCa, return to nearby apartment, evacuation that afternoon; post-9/11: time spent on Long Island, changes to TriBeCa neighborhood after return, condition of apartment, discussion of conspiracy theories, political views, inability to focus on work, consideration of civil liberties versus public safety, discussion of terrorism and concept of “evil,” hopes for the future; post-9/11 long-term: differences between those who witnessed 9/11 and those who did not; relocation to Sausalito, CA; personal artistic changes; views on changes in art scene and real estate in New York City; differences between the spiritual and the technological aspects of life; anti-apocalyptic philosophy; positive uses of computer science in national security; need to integrate humanness into science education.


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