I'll be talking about synthetic biology with Wired co-founder Jane Metcalfe and Twist Bioscience CEO Emily Laproust as part of the De Young Museum's Thinking Machines series. How are innovations in DNA synthesis changing the landscape of medical research, industrial production, food systems, and data storage? What impacts will synthetic biology have on us and the planet, and how can we balance their ethical limits with their possibilities to change the world for the better? This should be a fascinating discussion.
Join the eco-modernists at this year's fascinating Breakthrough Dialogue conference. Policy-makers, scientists, activists, and storytellers gather to discuss the future of the planet and how we can save our ecosystems before it's too late. I'll be part of a conversation about the sixth mass extinction, and what we can do about it.
I'll be reading at Dog Eared Books to celebrate 2 years of this awesome indie bookstore in its lovely Castro location. Joining me are two incredible writers, Tongo Eisen-Martin and Virgie Tovar. Doors at 6:30, readings at 7:00, and then stay for drinks, snacks, and delightful conversation with friends who love books. More information on Facebook.
I'm on a ton of panels at this amazing con.
Cara Bandalos, Charlie Jane Anders, Annalee Newitz, Kristen Simmons
Emily Devenport, Tricia Levenseller, Laurel McHargue, Annalee Newitz, Christopher Paolini
Emily Skrutskie, Rob Boffard, C. Robert Cargill, Sue Duff, Annalee Newitz, Connie Willis
Emily Skrutskie, Carrie Vaughn, Charlie Jane Anders, Rob Boffard, Sue Duff, Sylvain Neuvel, Annalee Newitz, David Pedreira
Robert Jackson Bennett, Jacqueline Carey, Alexa Donne, Sherry Ficklin, Annalee Newitz, David Pedreira, K. Arsenault Rivera
This is going to be a very special edition of Ars Technica Live about the history and future of tech law. My co-host Cyrus Farivar and I will be interviewing each other about our new books! Cyrus has just published a history of famous legal cases about surveillance tech called Habeas Data, and I'll talk about future laws governing patents and robots in my novel Autonomous. RSVP on Eventbrite!
I'll be speaking at this amazing event devoted to our future as a space-faring species. What technologies do we need to build sustainable human communities on other worlds, and what thorny ethical questions will that raise. Join us for two days of science and speculation, sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute. I'm on a panel early Friday evening about whether the world is ending, or if we have cause for hope. Obviously, I have hope!
Science fiction does more than predict future inventions. Stories are a testbed for exploring the unexpected ways people could incorporate technology into their cultures. From my dual perspectives as a science journalist and fiction writer, I'll will discuss how scientists, innovators, and the rest of us benefit from the crucible of imaginative fictions.
Tickets are available at the Interval. These shows usually sell out, so get your tickets early!
Here's my complete schedule:
11:15am – 11:30am on the ECC Livestream Stage (Booth #1850): Talking with SYFY Wire
12:00pm – 1:00pm in room WSCC 603: “When Women Rule the World: The Female Perspective in Fantasy & Science Fiction." A panel discussion with me, Kendare Blake, Seanan McGuire, Charlie N. Holmberg, Emily King.
12:00pm – 12:15pm on the ECC Livestream Stage (Booth #1850): Talking with SYFY Wire about Strong Female Characters
1:00-1:30pm at Booth #6-1000: SIGNING!!! at the University Bookstore Booth
6:00-7:00pm in TCC L3-R2: “10 Points to Slytherin: Why Good Fans Love Evil Characters." A panel discussion moderated by Adron Buske (Nerd for a Living).
1:15pm – 2:15pm in WSCC 603: “Writing for the Future," a panel discussion with me, Jason Hough (The Dire Earth Cycle), Sylvain Neuvel (Sleeping Giants), Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath), AdriAnne Strickland (Shadow Run), and Michael Miller (Shadow Run).
I'll be in conversation with Daniel Wilson, author of Robopocalypse and Clockwork Dynasty. Yes, we will be talking a lot about robots--fictional and nonfictional.
This is at the Beaverton branch of Powell's, so be sure to double-check the address supplied by the algorithm in your phone.
I'm the science guest of honor at this venerable and awesome Detroit science fiction convention. Find out more on the Confusion site.
Here's my schedule:
5:00 PM, Petosky: Guest of Honor Reading: Archaeology, Anthropology, and Lost Cities
7:00 PM, Big Top: Opening Ceremonies!
11:00 AM, Kaffeeklatsch. Space is limited to 10 people. Sign up at the convention through OPS.
2:00 PM, Saugatuck: Panel: Limitations of Space, with me, Bob Trembley, Connie Trembley, and Karen Burnham.
4:00 PM, St. Clair: Autograph Signing with me, James Breakwell, Jim Butcher, and Nisi Shawl.
5:00 PM, Isle Royale: Panel: The Last Jedi as a Case Study in Storytelling, with me, Amal El-Mohtar, Annalee Flower Horne, Delilah S. Dawson, Julia Rios, and Nisi Shawl
12:00 PM, Isle Royale: Panel: The Robots Are Here! with me, Andrea Phillips, Curtis Potterveld, Tracy Townsend
Come see me at StoreFront Lab at an event called FemmeBot, which is all about gendering technology. Feminist publication The Establishment is throwing an art show and panel--"Femmebot: Gendering Technology"--held at the StoreFrontLab, "a small space for big ideas, a vessel for dialogue and public engagement" in San Francisco. Panelists will include yours truly, Mallory Ortberg, (founder of The Toast), Charlie Jane Anders (co-founder, io9), Chelley Sherman (Gray Area Foundation for the Arts), Maggie Tokuda-Hall (writer), Kamala Puligandla (writer), and Sarah Hotchkiss (visual arts editor, KQED). Plus! Short films and a cash bar in a lovely alfresco atrium.
Get your tickets today: bit.ly/FemmeBot