Jeff VanderMeer, author of the bestselling Southern Reach Trilogy, joined G. Eric Schaller for a discussion on the ideas that inspired the series.
Why are brutal dystopias, devastating apocalyptic visions, and tales of personal trauma such a staple of young adult fiction? Hear from Kristin Cashore, author of the award-winning Graceling Realm trilogy, and the University of Florida’s Kenneth Kidd.
Computational geneticist Pardis Sabeti and energy studies expert Jessika Trancik discuss careers and the outlook for women in science in the 21st century.
With Lev Manovich, author of the seminal The Language of New Media, and MIT’s Fox Harrell and Nick Montfort.
James Carroll, Rebecca Goldstein, Alan Lightman, and Robert Weinberg talk with Seth Mnookin on “the differences and similarities in the kinds of knowledge available through inquiry in the sciences and humanities.”