The Interval Salon Talk Series Spring 2017
Through Mar 21st
The first Long Now Foundation “Salon Talk” of 2017 features Stanford University professor James Holland Jones discussing “Rationality Redeemed: An Evolutionary Perspective on Behavioral Economics” at The Interval at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture on Tuesday, January 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jones is a biological anthropologist with special interests in the human ecology of infectious diseases, primate biology and demographics, the demography of violence, behavioral economics, and life history theory.
On Tuesday, January 24, NASA And JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) scientist Adam Steltzner, author of “The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership, and High-Stakes Innovation,” speaks about “What Curiosity Can Mean For the Future,” his new book, exploring the solar system, and fascinating insights into human nature. Steltzner led the team responsible for the Curiosity rover’s successful Mars mission.
Tuesday evening Salon talks continue on February 14 with journalist and futurist Geoff Manaugh, author of “A Burglar’s Guide to the City.” On February 21, epidemiologist Larry Brilliant discusses his new title, “Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History.” Stanford University psychology fellow Tara Behrend leads a salon talk on Feburary 28.
March salon talks feature Eric Klinenberg (March 7), discussing his book, “Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone,” and entrepreneur David Lang (March 21), author of “Zero to Maker: Learn (Just Enough) to Make (Just About) Anything.”
The Interval offers stimulating Tuesday evening sessions with noted experts in future-facing topics. Enjoy signature Interval cocktails while listening to cutting-edge discussions of what may happen in the future.