Earlier this month, I was scheduled to make a public appearance at Creative Mornings, a breakfast lecture series for artists and other creative people. After the original event was postponed due to the coronavirus, my hosts went back to the drawing board and worked out a way to hold the event remotely.
We’ll be using Zoom, a free videoconferencing app. The software downloads automatically the first time you try to join a Zoom meeting, but I would advise installing it in advance and making sure it works properly on your computer. You can do this by joining a “test meeting” by clicking this link.
This month’s Creative Mornings theme is “identity,” which fits rather neatly with 88 Names. I’ll be talking about how I came to write the book, and how its depiction of life in virtual reality has turned out to be much more topical than I’d expected. This will be followed by a moderated Q&A session with the audience.
If you’re unable to attend, don’t worry, a recording of the event will be available afterwards. And if you have questions that don’t get asked at Creative Mornings, you can always check out my Reddit AMA, which starts at Friday noon Pacific Time on the r/books subreddit.