In anticipation of author Michael Chorost’s visit to Vassar February 23 – 25, 2016 as part of the College’s Creative Arts Across the Discipoines (CAAD) initiative – Sonic Cyborg program, the Asprey CCAS Engaging Science Book Club will read and discuss Chorost’s book Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human by Michael Chorost. The inform discussions will be held Wednesday Feb 10th from 3-4pm and Thursday Feb 18th from 4-5pm (check back soon for location!) The Engaging Science Book Club of the Asprey Center has purchased copies of Chorost’s book. They are available, free of charge, in the Physics and Astronomy Department office (SP 103 – Please ask for Christine Anzalone).
Chorost became a cyborg on October 1, 2001, the day his new ear was booted up. Born hard of hearing in 1964, he went completely deaf in his thirties. Rather than live in silence, he chose to have a computer surgically embedded in his skull to artificially restore his hearing.