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10-11-2001

Upcoming Events For Doheny-farina's "the Grid And The Village"

Stephen Doheny-Farina, professor of technical communications at Clarkson University, will be present to discuss and sign copies of his new book The Grid and the Village (Yale University Press) at two upcoming events.

On Tuesday, October 23, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Doheny-Farina will read from his work at the Potsdam Public Library.

On Saturday, November 10, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Doheny-Farina will be available to sign copies of his book at the St. Lawrence University Bookstore in Canton.

The book chronicles the story of Potsdam during the massive ice storm in January 1998 that knocked out power grids for more than two weeks in New York, New England and eastern Canada. Doheny-Farina examines how the community, when faced with the loss of electronic communications on which we have come to depend as a society, rediscovered face-to-face interaction and renewed the bonds of neighborhoods. Publisher’s Weekly says, “Whether he is writing about the power grids that connect and illuminate our homes, the media and telecommunications webs that on any given news day put us all on the same page, or the social connections of family and neighborhood we rely on for support, Doheny-Farina (The Wired Neighborhood) provokes a startling awareness, or as he terms it, a ‘mindfulness,’ of what we have and how easily it can all be lost or regained, either through complacency or abrupt disaster.”

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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