Anna Wiener is a contributing writer to The New Yorker online, where she writes about Silicon Valley, startup culture, and technology. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York, The New Republic, and n+1, as well as in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017. She lives in San Francisco. Uncanny Valley is her first book.
"I've never read anything like Uncanny Valley, which is both a searching bird's-eye study of an industry and a generation, as well as an intimate, microscopic portrait of ambition and hope and dread. Anna Wiener writes about the promise and the decay of Silicon Valley with the impossibly pleasurable combination of a precise, razored intellect and a soft, incandescent heart. Her memoir is diagnostic and exhilarating, a definitive document of a world in transition: I won't be alone in returning to it for clarity and consolation for many years to come."
Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
Anna Wiener at Data & Society
Join Anna Wiener as she reads from, discusses, and signs copies of her book Uncanny Valley. Moderated by Data & Society Director of Communications Sam Hinds Garcia. RSVP required.
January 22, 2020 at 5:00pm Data & Society 36 W. 20th St., 11th Floor, New York, NY 10011event website