Posted on November 20, 2008 by thelibraryclub
Thursday November 20 SBU will have the pleasure of having our good friend Alex Roy as our guest speaker. Alex is the author of The Driver , the executive producer of the film 32 Hours 7 Minutes , President of Europe by Car and a recent start-up called Geotegic. He is also a board member of The Moth which is a competitive story telling group, a 7 time auto rally champion and holder of the transcontinental driving record of 31 hours and 4 minutes. He has also spoken at Google, MIT and Quantico.
Alex will be talking about many thing but mostly using information and mapping applications to tell a story online.
Time: Nov 20 th , from 2-3:15
Place: Javits Seminar Room E2340, Melville Library
Or more specifically….. http://tiny.cc/YATWL
More on Alex…
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Posted on May 9, 2008 by thelibraryclub
The Library Club is proud to announce that our autographed copy of Alex Roy’s The driver : my dangerous pursuit of speed and truth in the outlaw racing world (now that’s how you write a book title!) is now held in the Stony Book University’s Special Collection department. As far as we know we are the first university to have the book, none the less signed and held in the perfect atmospheric condition to preserve it for eternity.
Check out the link to the SBU Catalogue
As a side note, I have to say it is a great read. Not too many books have been written on this subculture so if you are in the position to select books for your library do pick this book up to fill that gap in American History. The book is a real page turner. It’s hard to think of a cooler book with this much street cred. If you or someone you know likes to read exciting tales about overcoming incredible odds, get it. Know someone that thinks reading is dumb? This will convert them. While you’re at it check out Alex’s blog and The Moth.
Special thanks to Lynn Toscano, Jason Torre, and of course Alex Roy for his support for libraries.
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