The Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Nerd Nite team up to consider the perennial question of what it means to be human. Join us and some local researchers as we examine this inquiry from a scientific perspective by looking at exciting developments in anthropology, morphology, psychology, neuroscience, and robotics, including brain enhancements, and how robots learn. Though we won’t promise any definitive conclusions, you’re guaranteed to walk away feeling slightly more evolved at the end of the night!
Event Speakers include:
Paul Mitchell, Penn Museum: “Incomplete Evolution: How Culture Made (And Makes) Us Human”
David Yaden, University of Pennsylvania: “The Science of Transcendence”
Matt Zucker, Ph.D., Swarthmore College: ” How Can Robots Tell Us What It Means To Be Human?”
Plus a very special performance from F. Omar Telan: “A Litany on the Death of My Body”
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not available online for this event and will be sold at the door for $5! For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1Uru8lX
Venue opens at 4:30 pm, Program beings at 7:30 pm. We recommend you get there as soon as possible to ensure that you get a seat.
This event is part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, a citywide celebration of all things science. Learn more: http://bit.ly/philascifest
Plus! Next Wednesday, May 4th is our regular Nerd Nite at Frankford Hall, featuring the following talks:
“Presidential Campaigns Through the Ages” By pop culture historian/Nerd Nite favorite Ben Leach
“May the Fourth Be With You” By Star Wars expert Paul Harrison
And one more talk TBA plus music by James K. Polk!