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Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, October 25-26, 2013

The Berkeley Festival of Ideas

A two-day festival of ideas and activities for infovores. Conversations with leading thinkers, hands-on experiences, wonderful food and drink.

Event Information

Dates: October 25-26, 2013

Location: downtown Berkeley, CA

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Press Release
UC Berkeley
October 15, 2013

BERKELEY — What’s next in digital fabrication? Are we born racist, and could an app have saved Trayvon Martin? Why does wine matter? Can humans survive mass extinction?

Robots, technology, race, food justice and climate change are just some of the diverse and pressing topics up for discussion at “Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas” Oct. 25 and 26. The downtown-Berkeley happening will feature a who’s who of speakers and lots of opportunity for participating “infovores” to interact, converse and imagine new futures.

UC Berkeley scholars figure prominently in the mix. Chancellor Nick Dirks will appear in conversation about the humanities with journalist Lance Knobel, cofounder of Berkelyside, which is producing the festival. City and regional planning prof Ananya Roy will speak on global poverty, while economist (and prolific blogger) Brad DeLong will share the stage with astronomer Joshua Bloom to discuss the provocative statement “I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.” Political scientist Paul Pierson and psychologists Paul Piff and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton are three more Berkeley faculty on the speakers’ roster.

Attendees will hear from a host of others, too, from Moosewood Cookbook author Mollie Katzen to Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas and Kate Kendell, head of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

Five hundred tickets are available for the two-day inaugural “Uncharted” festival. For more information and to register click here.

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