Ray Kurzweil, Amy Kurzweil

Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir

Ray Kurzweil, Amy Kurzweil

Talk: Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir

Ray Kurzweil, best-selling author, recipient of The National Medal of Technology, and a director of engineering at Google, in conversation with his daughter Amy Kurzweil, New Yorker cartoonist and author of the critically acclaimed graphic memoir, Flying Couch (NY Times: Best of 2016). The two discuss their creative work, inspirations, and collaborations across disciplines, while speculating about the future of storytelling, the arts and technology.

Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, and gives public talks to share his optimistic outlook on life extension technologies and the future of nanotechnology, robotics, and biotechnology.

Amy Kurzweil

Amy Kurzweil's comics have appeared in The New Yorker and other publications. Her prose has appeared in The Toast, Hobart, Washington Square and elsewhere. Kurzweil has a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from The New School. She teaches writing and comics at Parsons The New School for Design and at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She lives in Brooklyn. You can find her work at amykurzweil.com.

Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir

Amy weaves her own coming-of-age as a young Jewish artist into the narrative of her mother, a psychologist, and Bubbe, her grandmother, a WWII survivor who escaped from the Warsaw Ghetto. Entwining the histories of these three wise, hilarious, & very different women, Amy creates a portrait not only of what it means to be part of a family, but also how each generation bears the imprint of the past.

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