Monday, November 3
7 p.m., Burney Center
UNCW Synergy Common Reading Keynote
Co-Sponsored by University College and the Division of Student Affairs
The author of the 2014-15 Synergy Common Reading book Ready Player One, Ernest Cline is no stranger to the world of technology and video games. Self-described as the “Biggest Geek in History,” Cline’s childhood centered around comic books and sci-fi novels, Dungeons & Dragons and video arcades. A New YorkTimes bestseller, Ready Player One takes the reader on a thrilling ride while providing a commentary on the relationship between people and technology. The book is scheduled to be adapted into a film. Additionally, Cline performs slam poetry, and his work is featured on NPR and CBC Radio.