The annual World Science Festival is coming to New York City from May 29-June 2, 2013!
I’m so excited. I attended my first WSF talk on the intersection of narrative, neuroscience, and literature last year. It was an interesting panel with Paul Bloom (cognitive neuroscientist), Jeffrey Eugenides (noted author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex), and Joyce Carol Oates (world-renown author of innumerable novels, short stories, poems and more) discussing literature and the science of narratives.
As soon as I got the email for the presale notification, Ben and I got tickets for Spooky Mechanics: The Drama of Quantum Mechanics, Brains on Trial: Neuroscience and Law, and The Whispering Mind: The Enduring Conundrum of Consciousness. You can see the full list of talks here. These talks are extremely popular. Spooky Mechanics sold out in 3 hours, so they added a second lecture, which is now sold out.
Tickets will be made available to the public on April 25, but if you sign up here for their newsletter, you can get he code that allows you to get the presale tickets. If you plan on going to several talks, you may consider buying the WSF ticket packages.
Adult tickets: $15-30
Student tickets: $15