Era-defining author Douglas Coupland takes an inside look at the global telecoms company that powers our connected lives, and offers a unique reflection on the Internet, its future and our possible future within it.
Is the internet a metaphor for life, or is life a metaphor for the internet
Bestselling writer, designer and visual artist Douglas Coupland goes on a web surfing-inspired ride through Alcatel-Lucent, one of the largest global telecommunications companies in the world, as he muses on the Internet, its future and our possible future within it.
Coupland will be giving a talk inspired by his new book, Kitten Clone: Inside Alcatel-Lucent, which is illustrated with photographs by Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur.
A non-fiction spin of Microserfs meets J-Pod, in Kitten Clone: Inside Alcatel-Lucent Coupland reports from inside Alcatel-Lucent’s anonymous – and strangely dusty – corporate offices and wire-laden science labs, writing in his inimitably playful and insightful way about the wider cultural implications of the Internet and the effect Alcatel’s information technology has on each of our lives and the way we live.
Speaker: Douglas Coupland, bestselling writer, designer and visual artist.
Chair: Sophie Heawood, Guardian feature writer and commentator.