Identity narratives for life with a cochlear implant | Michael Chorost | TEDxLowerEastSide





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Published on Jan 12, 2014

Dr. Michael Chorost's first book, Rebuilt, was a memoir of getting a cochlear implant. It won the PEN/USA Award for Creative Nonfiction in 2006 and was applauded by the Los Angeles Times as "the first cyborg memoir." His second book, World Wide Mind, examines technologies for studying conscious experience and suggests how they could be used to communicate emotions collectively in a nascent World Wide Mind.

Dr. Chorost has written for Wired, New Scientist, Technology Review, and Astronomy Now, and lectured in France, Italy, and Russia last year. He lives in Washington, D.C with his wife and their two cats.

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