Space voyeurs, interstellar empire shenanigans, and tea, oh my! The always incredible Ann Leckie takes over the show once more to discuss Ancillary Sword, the much anticipated sequel to the multi-award winning Ancillary Justice. We discuss writing sequels and handling audience expectations, the changes in the Ancillary “universe,” gender and sexuality, empire (duh), and, well, a little bit of cannibalism. What more could you ask for during Thanksgiving?
Craig Federighi (B.S. ‘91, M.S. ‘93 CS), the senior vice president of software engineering at Apple, Inc., delivers some "Questionable Advice from One Very Lucky Berkeley Engineer."
This View from the Top conversation with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu was delivered Nov. 21, 2019, in Banatao Auditorium at UC Berkeley. It was co-hosted by the College of Engineering and the Berkeley chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
William Gibson’s writing is timeless. For mortals, conquering time is a Quixotic endeavor, only imaginable with the aid of hallucinogens, religion or science fiction. Today(?), Mr. Gibson walks into The High Bar and joins Warren Etheredge to raise a toast to and raise the bar for… atemporality. Will time stand still and if so, what impact will it have on memories, personal or shared? The legendary author (Neuromancer; Pattern Recognition) discusses his childhood, his craft and his hope for a future he has never truly predicted, even within the pages of his recent collection of articles and essays, Distrust That Particular Flavor.
Devcon4 presentation on Nov 1, 2018 in Prague by Cory Doctorow, "Decentralize, Democratize, or Die". https://devcon4.ethereum.org
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Dr Ben Goldacre calls for less focus on academic achievement in medicine and more effort to be made in disseminating practical data and advice to clinicians that can quickly improve patient outcomes.
Innovation Under Austerity: Eben Moglen’s call to arms from the Freedom to Connect conference
spend an intimate evening with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning comedian, writer, producer and television host Stephen Colbert in conversation with The New York Times. For the second year in a row, “The Late Show” has earned Emmy nominations for outstanding variety talk series, outstanding writing for a variety series and outstanding directing for a variety series. More than just an entertainer, Colbert has used his comedic talents, acerbic wit and political parodies to impact culture in extraordinary ways over the past decade. Please join Colbert — dubbed the most inventive comedian of his generation — for an exciting night of spirited and substantive conversation.
John Oliver on living in America, Dustin Hoffman and Last Week Tonight
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We’re living in yesterday’s future, and it’s nothing like the speculations of our authors and film/TV producers. As a working science fiction novelist, I take a professional interest in how we get predictions about the future wrong, and why, so that I can avoid repeating the same mistakes. Science fiction is written by people embedded within a society with expectations and political assumptions that bias us towards looking at the shiny surface of new technologies rather than asking how human beings will use them, and to taking narratives of progress at face value rather than asking what hidden agenda they serve.
In this talk, author Charles Stross will give a rambling, discursive, and angry tour of what went wrong with the 21st century, why we didn’t see it coming, where we can expect it to go next, and a few suggestions for what to do about it if we don’t like it.
At the 2014 Chairman’s Evening, MacDowell Colony Chairman Michael Chabon speaks to author Zadie Smith and radio host and personality Ira Glass about their latest work on December 8, 2014. The chat took place at New York’s New Museum and offers a peek into the conversations that often take place around the dinner table at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
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