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Lectures

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November 01, 2013 19:00 The Future of Communication
Nigel Townsend and Ben Musgrave
Theatre of Science

On November 1st, Nigel Townsend and Ben Musgrave offered a digital practicum devoted to how Y Touring creates theatre to engage young adults in conversation about the latest developments in biomedical science..

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October 31, 2013 19:00 Biotechnology
Eugene Koonin
Evolution: from Darwin to the post genomic era

When Darwin wrote his Origin of Species, he didn’t know half of what we know now. On October 31st, Eugene Koonin, the most oft-cited Russian scientist and Senior Investigator at the NCBI(USA), offered a modern take on evolution at the Digital October Center.

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October 20, 2013 19:00 The Future of Media
Craig Anderton
Future Of Music

At the Gibson, he’s known as none other than the Chief Magic Officer, and on October 20th, sound designer Craig Anderton, who has spent the past thirty years researching, developing, and popularizing digital technologies for the arts, discussed how the music of the future is going to be made.

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September 23, 2013 20:00 Forecast For Tomorrow – the technology of the near future
Brian Kennedy
Aging 2.0

Today, he works on extending the lives of mice, but, once he’s done with these model animals, it will be humankind’s turn. On September 23rd, the Digital October Center hosted a lecture from Brian Kennedy, the director of the first US institution to specialize in anti-aging research.

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September 19, 2013 20:00 The Future of Communication
Stevan Harnad
In web we trust

Is our intellect evolving at the same pace as the proliferation of knowledge and technology? On September 19 Stevan Harnad, an expert in the field of cognitive science and professor at the universities of Quebec and Southampton, answered that question at the Digital October Center.

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September 13, 2013 19:00 The Future of Communication
Anuk Pappers and Maarten Schafer
The Brand Tales

Trusted by Richard Branson, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and others of the brightest stars and projects of our day to mold their message, authors of Around the World in 80 Brands gave a lecture coupled with a master class using stories that will be sure to inspire.

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August 19, 2013 19:00 The Economics of Happiness
Laurence Brahm
We Need a New Consensus

Adam Smith would turn over in his grave if he saw Wall Street today, according to American economist, Laurence Brahm who is economic advisor to the Chinese government, and founder of social enterprise Shambhala Serai. On August 19 he discussed the Himalayan Consensus as a new economic paradigm.

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August 12, 2013 20:00 Innovation and Education
Carly Annable-Coop
A very special dance

They teach contemporary dance to young offenders and those at risk of offending, to homeless children, to the unemployed, to the disabled – in other words, to the people whom society has written off as hopeless cases. And it works. On August 12th, guests of the Digital October Center had the chance to hear a lecture from Carly Annable-Coop, a Dance Director at Dance United.

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July 17, 2013 20:00 Forecast For Tomorrow – the technology of the near future
Seth Lloyd
Thinking of the Universe as a Quantum Computer

He believes that the universe is one gigantic computer, and that therefore there is somebody behind it. On July 17 Knowledge Stream  hosted a pioneer in the creation of quantum computers, MIT Professor Seth Lloyd.

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June 24, 2013 20:00 Science for Geeks
David Deutsch
Constructor of the Impossible

On June 24 the Knowledge Stream project hosted the well-known British theoretical physicist and originator of the idea for the quantum processor, David Deutsch. He presented his newest big idea: the fundamental “constructor theory,” one which is able to explain everything around us from a position new to physics.