Lectures & Literary past

Screenshot Book Talk with Bergur Ebbi


THU—March 31—7 PM, free



Join us March 31 with Icelandic author Bergur Ebbi as he reads passages from Screenshot, an exploration of the human condition in a digital world, now in new translation by Larissa Kyzer! Tonight’s event will also showcase a clip from a TV-series built around the book’s themes and a talk about Screenshot‘s subjects, based on a lecture on the book which ran in The Reykjavík City Theatre. This program will take place in-person in Volvo Hall.

Screenshot is an essay about digitalization and what is happening to meaning and context in the world. Do modern people no longer fear fire and destruction, but rather the fact that from now on nothing will ever be deleted or forgotten? In this journey through the human mind and the modern-day challenges, Bergur Ebbi looks at connections between fake news and artificial intelligence, the constant need for feedback and other contemporary dilemmas.

About the Author

Bergur Ebbi is an Icelandic speaker and author of the books Room Temperature (2017) and Screenshot (2019). In addition to books, he has written, performed and produced work for stage, radio and television. 

With an academic background in law, Bergur Ebbi also holds a degree in future studies and gives talks and produces works of strategy and futures thinking. His main themes are the influence of technology on individual and collective identity, narratives and popular culture.