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2018 Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce the 2018 Keynote Speaker at Brickworld Chicago will be Dr. Roy T. Cook.  If you have attended past Brickworld events, you have probably seen Roy (mostly in the evening as he is a night owl).  Roy has helped make Brickworld an awesome event by being the Dirty Brickster and Dirty Buildster coordinator every year except the inaugural year of the event.  He has attended every Brickworld Chicago convention and has done some kind of philosophical presentation at a lot of the shows.  Roy is also a very accomplished builder both individually and as a member of VirtualLUG.  And, you might have noticed Roy as the judge for the Cutthroat Builders Challenge the last couple of years.

Roy’s keynote address will be focused on his new book LEGO and Philosophy: Constructing Reality Brick-by-Brick.  We are just guessing here, but knowing Roy, the address will be pretty entertaining.  So, don’t miss out on the fun.  And, we would bet that reading the book before the event might really make the address exciting to see.

A little more information about Roy:

Roy T Cook is CLA Scholar of the College and John M. Dolan Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. In addition to authoring three books and over a hundred academic articles and essays on mathematical logic and the philosophy of mathematics, he studies the philosophy of popular art, and is co-editor of The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, w/ A. Meskin), The Routledge Companion to Comics (Routledge, 2016, w/ A. Meskin and F. Bramlett), and LEGO and Philosophy: Constructing Reality Brick-by-Brick (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017, w/ Sondra Bacharach).