Scott Hartley Delivers 30th Annual Fribolin Lecture

The author of the “Fuzzy and the Techie” discusses liberal arts in a digital world.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Norton Chapel was abuzz Friday, April 27, as author and venture capitalist Scott Hartley held court explaining why and how those steeped in the humanities and social sciences will be vital to progress and success in the digital world.

Mr. Hartley was the featured speaker at Keuka College’s 30th annual President’s Forum and Carl and Fanny Fribolin Lecture. The author of the 2017 book “The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World” regaled a crowd of some 200 with his views on the valuable role that the liberal arts play within our high-tech world.

The Carl and Fanny Fribolin lecture series carries the names of the late Geneva residents Carl Fribolin and his wife, Fanny. Carl was an emeritus member of the College’s Board of Trustees and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2004.

The lecture highlighted a day of related activities that included "Frib Fest" events from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the lawn, a Q&A session with Mr. Hartley from 4 to 5 p.m. in Hegeman Hall, and a post-lecture reception in the Geiser Dining Commons.